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Reflecting on Google I/O

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I am a technology lover. I spend several hours a week of my personal time keeping up on the most recent tech news. I am always trying to use new tools and constantly looking for ways that technology helps life and provides new business opportunities.  I have to admit that I am not just a lover [...]

What’s the Deal with Android Pay?

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On May 28, 2015 at Google’s I/O developer conference, the company unveiled its new, highly anticipated application: Android Pay. If your first thought was, “but I thought Google already had its mobile payment platform—wasn’t that exactly what they created with Google Wallet?” then you’re not alone. Google Wallet was launched on May 26, 2011. Although [...]

How Today’s Technology Will Impact the Next 10 Years

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We are living in the midst of a technological revolution with new advances being made every day.  Looking back, it’s hard to imagine life without email or a smartphone. It makes you wonder how today’s developments will impact our society in the years to come. According to the Pew Research Center, in conjunction with Smithsonian [...]

Payment Tec: Restaurant Ordering and Tipping Apps

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You may think there’s not much space for mobile in the restaurant industry, but think again. These days, everything is going mobile—including a customer’s ability to order food and drinks, pay their tab, and tip.  Depending on your style of restaurant, at least one of these features could significantly benefit customer experience. Apps provide the [...]

The Future of Payments is at Disney World

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NFC has been the talk of the town in the payments world these days—and the technology it has created is only the beginning. Who better to demonstrate the endless possibilities NFC enables than the greatest advocate for making dreams a reality—Disney World. Recently, wired.com  posted an article titled “Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband.” The [...]

How Can I stay on Top of Industry Trends?

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Whether you’re a PayProTec professional or a merchant, it’s extremely important to stay on top of payments industry trends. But let’s be honest: Sometimes, the payments industry can seem dense and impenetrable. In part, it’s exactly because of its complicated nature that we need to be sure to keep up to date. If you work [...]

How to Use Apple Watch’s Pay Feature

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We recently wrote about how payment processing has evolved over the last 50 years.  Apple’s release of the iPhone and iPad in 2007 and 2010 allowed a revolutionary way for merchants to accept payments on-the-go. Now, companies have expanded that revolution to the consumer as well, with technologies like Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Apple [...]

Insight, Advice, and News: Welcome to the Saltsha Blog

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Saltsha offers a lot to our PayProTec merchants, including: Transactional data and reporting Monthly transactional statements Live chat with our Customer Relations Department Loyalty rewards program—earn rewards based on your processing volume Free terminal replacement program Free paper and supply programs Email notifications of daily, weekly, and monthly summaries and alerts Resource library of articles [...]

Apple Pay Goes International: Goodbye Credit Cards?

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When Steve Jobs started Apple, his new twist on technology eventually transformed not only American culture, but the world. And this year, Apple is doing that again with Apple Pay. This new paying technology was launched last October. It already has over one million users in the United States alone—which is just the beginning. According [...]

Fingerprint Payments: The New Norm For 2015?

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Will 2015 be the year when mobile payment finally explodes? We were introduced to it in 2014 with technologies like Apple Pay and One Touch, but most consumers still prefer traditional methods of payment. With the huge security breaches of the past, buyers are often wary of handing out their credit card information. But what [...]