• What Stores’ Top 100 Retailers are Doing Right

    It has been called the beginning of the retail apocalypse. However in the midst of closing storefronts, news of bankruptcy, and slow summer sales, retail continues to grow. In fact, Continue reading

  • How To Give Your Shoppers More Ways To Buy

    It’s already been a long year for CE retailers. There’s the proposed $1 trillion Border Adjustment Tax (BAT)currently under consideration in DC; the end of hhgregg with more than 220 stores standing empty across Continue reading

  • Half Way to the Holidays: What Retailers Should Do Now to Get Ahe...

    The month of June signifies many different things. The kickoff of summer, the end of Q2, and the halfway point to the holiday shopping season. While it may seem impossible Continue reading

  • Webinar Recap: 8 Customer Dynamics Driving Retail Credit Changes

    News of store closings, the domination of a hand-full of ecommerce players, and executive leadership shake-ups are evidence of a changing retail landscape. However, in the midst of this shifting Continue reading

  • How Changing Customer Credit Preferences are Shaping Checkout

    How customers liked to shop 20 years ago differs wildly from today. With rapid tech innovation, comes rapid change. To best serve these modern shoppers, retailers have been quick to Continue reading

  • Webinar Recap: Why Retailers are Rethinking Payments

    When it comes to your customers, you’re borderline obsessed with them. You yearn to provide them with the best customer experience out there when they are shopping in your store Continue reading

  • The Power of Financing: An interview with Michael Marcus

    Retailers are underestimating the value of financing as part of the marketing mix. That’s the view of Michael Marcus, an expert in the field of retail financing. He believes that Continue reading

  • How Retailers Can Win Omnichannel with Financial Technology

    With the growing prominence of ecommerce, many industry experts have been led to think that this could be the end of brick-and-mortar storefronts, as we know them. In reality this Continue reading

  • Interview with Don Kingsborough: What the Vyze Platform Means for...

    Maintaining a competitive edge in the retail business is a relentless challenge. Today’s consumers are empowered by information and choice. They know that a hyper competitive retail market offers plenty Continue reading

  • How Fintech Platforms will Redefine the Customer Experience

    Today’s retailers all have at least one objective in common: optimize the customer experience. In the age of innovation, with technology like AI, predictive analysis, and personalization, retailers are quick Continue reading

  • 5 Key Takeaways From The State of Retail Lending in 2017 Webinar

    As a retailer, you know how valuable credit is in acquiring customers and driving sales. However there are certain aspects of your credit program that you may be overlooking. During Continue reading

  • An Interview with Former Macy’s Head of Credit: Credit Expe...

    Let’s face it, getting in-store credit today can (but doesn’t have to) be a chore. Too often customers have to take the time to fill out a lengthy credit application Continue reading

  • A Consumer Financing Carol: Programs of Past, Present & Future

    For retailers one of the most stressful times of the year is the holiday shopping season. Between new holiday hiring, managing inventory, and sales promotions to get customers into the Continue reading

  • 5 Trends for Retail Consumer Financing in 2017

    At the end of every year, retailers dive head first into planning mode. This includes strategizing, setting goals, and most importantly figuring out how to execute on them in the Continue reading

  • The 3 Keys to Understanding Financing for Each Generation

    Want the cliffs notes version? Skip to the bottom of this post and check out the infographic.  Retail marketers are constantly tasked with figuring out different ways to cater to the Continue reading

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  • 6 Best Practices for Fighting Online Retail Fraud

    As the shift from customers shopping in-store moves online, retailers are not only faced with providing a great online experience but also insuring that this process is safe and secure Continue reading

  • Are Outdated Retail Credit Options Costing You Sales?

    Today’s shoppers are asking for more out of every interaction during their shopping experience, and when it comes to the credit options they want, it is no different.  In fact, according to an Continue reading

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  • How Industry Conferences are Valuable to Your Credit Strategy

    With 2017 just around the corner, you have most likely already gone into planning mode. With your holiday sales strategy set in place and ready to go, next on the Continue reading

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  • 9 Numbers Every CFO Should Know About Retail Credit

    By: John Whitmarsh, CFO  & Matt Welton, VP of Lending When was the last time that you sat down and actually dug into your private label credit program to figure Continue reading

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  • Eliminate “False Security”: 5 Ways to Stay PCI Compliant

    By: Terence Spielman and Denis Brooker It’s seems that barely a week goes by without hearing about another major security breach at a mega-retailer, bank or other large organization. One Continue reading

  • Go Beyond “Big Data” To Build Accurate Forecasts

    Producing accurate sales forecasts is by no means an exact science for retailers. But economic and competitive pressures, fluctuating sales, and dramatic changes in consumer purchasing behavior has made it Continue reading

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