Monthly Archives - November 2013

Holiday E- Retail Shopping

According to a projection released by Forrester Research Inc (a global research and advisory firm) Holiday e-retail sales (November and December) will hit $78.7 this year, up 15% from last year. Analysts at Forrester say “strong economic growth and low unemployment rates project a healthy playing field for online holiday sales and outweigh any lingering dampening effect of the government shutdown.” 167 Million Consumers will go online this Holiday shopping season and spend on average $472 this figure is also [...]

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Merchant Spotlight: Toledo Seagate Foodbank

  For the last 16 years The Toledo Seagate Foodbank has been holding their “Stuff the Truck” event to collect food and donations to help provide holiday meals to the needy in our community. In 2012 this event was able to donate approximately 142 Turkeys, 5055lbs of Holiday Food, and Collected $2500. On Friday November 22, 2013 The Toledo Seagate Foodbank had the trucks ready to accept donations at both the Maumee and Perrysburg locations of Churchill Markets.  With one BIG difference this [...]

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Merchant Spotlight: Toledo Bier Stube

We are super excited to add Bier Stube to our growing list of satisfied Merchants, with their new lower rate, they are now getting FREE supplies for their POS system. Looking for a fun and eclectic place to go in Toledo? Try Toledo’s own Bier Stube! The Bier Stube was founded in 1965 with the hopes to sell “the BEST draft in town”. They now keep their Draft Beer list at just over 30 beers on tap! Their beer selection is kept [...]

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Are you Playing It safe at the Point of Sale?

Here are a couple quick checks that can be done to make sure the card presented is not counterfeit:   When the Customer Presents a Visa Card: Check the card’s security features to make sure the card has not been altered. Signature Panel: Ensure that the word VISA is repeated in blue and gold across the entire signature panel at an angle. Embossing: Ensure the account # is embossed and that it begins with the number 4 as well as all the digits are [...]

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