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  • Summer, Sun and Spending: Why Currency Conversion Matters Now

    Summer, Sun and Spending: Why Currency Conversion Matters Now

    Whether your customers are spending in Japanese yen or the Swedish kronor, these 5 benefits of Dynamic Currency Conversion will help grow your business.

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  • How to Avoid Cash and Get Music-Festival Ready With Contactless Payments

    How to Avoid Cash and Get Music-Festival Ready With Contactless Payments

    We followed Hawley Dunbar through the streets of Toronto to see how she would fare against our “No-Cash Challenge”. See how she uses contactless payments to breeze through the day.

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  • 3 Canadian Entrepreneurs: How to Set Yourself up for Success

    3 Canadian Entrepreneurs: How to Set Yourself up for Success

    Learn what these three Canadian entrepreneurs did to be successful. They share tips on how they grew their business from scratch.

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  • How to Speed Up Your Checkout Process and Reduce Customer Wait Times

    How to Speed Up Your Checkout Process and Reduce Customer Wait Times

    Did you know that 88% of customers want a faster checkout? Here are 6 things businesses should look at to reduce customer wait times.

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  • RBC Small Business Live Panel - Starting a Business With Sarah Adams

    RBC Small Business Live Panel - Starting a Business With Sarah Adams

    Check out this FREE live broadcast with RBC - A live broadcast filled with tips on how to start a business in Canada.

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  • Top Tap Techniques: The Most Creative Ways to Pay [Video]

    Top Tap Techniques: The Most Creative Ways to Pay [Video]

    When it comes to using "Tap-to-Pay", Moneris merchants have seen it all. Watch the top 4 ways to use contactless payments. What’s your favourite?

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  • The Ins-and-Outs: What is a Hosted Pay Page?

    The Ins-and-Outs: What is a Hosted Pay Page?

    The checkout process of an online purchase is crucial for your eCommerce business. Learn everything you need to know about hosted pay pages.

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  • Rise and Shine: Becoming a Morning Person in 3 Easy Steps

    Rise and Shine: Becoming a Morning Person in 3 Easy Steps

    Not a morning person? Check out these 3 easy ways for entrepreneurs to become early risers and become more productive during your day.

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  • 6 Tips for Driving Traffic and Readership to Your Website

    6 Tips for Driving Traffic and Readership to Your Website

    Check out these low-cost ways to get your online store, blog, product pages in front of more people, without losing a chunk of your Marketing budget.

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  • Integrated Payment Solutions: Easier Than You Think

    Integrated Payment Solutions: Easier Than You Think

    Watch how the Exchange Brewery transforms their business with an integrated iPad POS solution.

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  • The Recipe to Daniel Chocolates' Canadian Success

    The Recipe to Daniel Chocolates' Canadian Success

    Learn what key strategies this small business attributes their success to. Sneak peak: Planning, Marketing, Point-of-sale solution, and accepting payments.

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  • The Cash Register of Today and Tomorrow

    The Cash Register of Today and Tomorrow

    Getting started with a mobile POS is so easy it practically assembles itself. Manage inventory, customer profiles and accept plastic - right from your iPad. Check out this snazzy video.

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  • 5 Trends Shoppers Expect to See in 2016

    5 Trends Shoppers Expect to See in 2016

    So what exactly are consumers demanding from merchants in 2016? Here's a look at how businesses need to rethink the shopping experience.

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  • An 80's Throwback - Moneris Merchants Seen as 8-Bit Video Games!

    An 80's Throwback - Moneris Merchants Seen as 8-Bit Video Games!

    These retro versions of Moneris merchants tell us how payments can be as simple as an 8-bit throwback. Check out Daniel Chocolates and Civil Liberties as they evolve their payment solutions.

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  • Valentine’s Day – Turning Poor Planners into Loyal Customers

    Valentine’s Day – Turning Poor Planners into Loyal Customers

    Every step of the buyers journey is an opportunity for businesses to meet shoppers needs, while solidifying their loyalty. Here we follow Last-Minute Marty in his hunt for a Valentine’s Day gift.

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  • From the Experts: What Mobility Looks like in 2016

    From the Experts: What Mobility Looks like in 2016

    Check out these 7 quotes from leading mobile experts. They shed some light on how businesses will need to strategize to go mobile in 2016.

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  • Last Minute Lovers: How Shoppers Spend on Valentine's Day

    Last Minute Lovers: How Shoppers Spend on Valentine's Day

    89% of people planned to purchase a Valentine's Day gift in the week leading up to the holiday. Here's a deeper dive into how shoppers will spend on Valentine's Day.

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  • How Canadians Spend and Snack for Football's BIG Game [Infographic]

    How Canadians Spend and Snack for Football's BIG Game [Infographic]

    Find out how Canadians spend their Big Game dollars to help make sure your business is game-ready by Sunday.

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  • 13 Tips That Will Make Your Facebook Business Page Sizzle

    13 Tips That Will Make Your Facebook Business Page Sizzle

    The amount of time you have to impress visitors on your Facebook business page is getting shorter. Here are a few tips for keeping visitors on your Facebook Page and engaged.

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  • Close Angry Birds and Open This: An App to Manage Your Business

    Close Angry Birds and Open This: An App to Manage Your Business

    Here's a look at a typical day for Frank, his trusty iPad, and his business using a mobile POS solution from Moneris PAYD.

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  • 5 Elements for Accepting Payments on Your Website

    5 Elements for Accepting Payments on Your Website

    Learn how your business can improve and streamline its checkout process.

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  • Guidelines for Setting Your 2016 Business Goals

    Guidelines for Setting Your 2016 Business Goals

    Here are six tips that will help you build and execute your small business goals for the New Year.

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  • 7 Great Leaders and Their Quirky Habits [Infographic]

    7 Great Leaders and Their Quirky Habits [Infographic]

    Check out this infographic for more unique habits and quirky rituals of some of today’s great leaders. So what’s your ritual?

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  • Learn to Speak Millennial: How Every Business Should Be Targeting Generation Y

    Learn to Speak Millennial: How Every Business Should Be Targeting Generation Y

    70% of millennials say they always come back to brands they love. Here are 7 ways to reach them and ensure they stay loyal to your business.

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  • Top 10 Small Business Articles of 2015 [Moneris Blog]

    Top 10 Small Business Articles of 2015 [Moneris Blog]

    From entrepreneur tips & tools to return policies and payment processing trends, there are topics to educate every business. Check out Moneris' Top 10 blog posts from 2015.

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  • How Canadians spent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday [Infographic]

    How Canadians spent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday [Infographic]

    Spending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday grew year over year in 2015 as Canadians shopped for clothes, household items and sporting goods.

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  • Drop Shipping: How to Run Your eCommerce Business with NO Inventory

    Drop Shipping: How to Run Your eCommerce Business with NO Inventory

    Drop shipping can lower your operating costs by requiring little-to-no inventory management. Learn how your online business can benefit from shipping right from your suppliers.

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  • Holiday Spending: How Canadians Will Shop This Year [Infographic]

    Holiday Spending: How Canadians Will Shop This Year [Infographic]

    Did you know that $38 billion will be spent online by Canadians in 2015? Our latest infographic will illustrates the online spending trends during this holiday season.

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  • How a 12-Year-Old Can Manage a Business from an iPad

    How a 12-Year-Old Can Manage a Business from an iPad

    Learn how iPads are changing the way you run your business. Mobile point-of-sale solutions can now help manage inventory, customers, employees and so much more. Read how a 12-year-old is doing it.

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  • Roots Co-founder Explains Why Retailers Can't Ignore Black Friday

    Roots Co-founder Explains Why Retailers Can't Ignore Black Friday

    Michael Budman, co-founder of Roots Canada, talks about why all retailers should pay attention to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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  • Black Friday – Borrowed American Holiday that Can Mean Big Revenues for Your Business

    Black Friday – Borrowed American Holiday that Can Mean Big Revenues for Your Business

    61% of Canadian shoppers are planning to shop on Black Friday 2015 (November 27). Learn how this American holiday can be a huge hit for your Canadian business.

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  • A 30-Second History Lesson in Contactless Payments [Infographic]

    A 30-Second History Lesson in Contactless Payments [Infographic]

    Fast fact: Did you know contactless payments have been around for almost 20 years? Here's a timeline that takes you through the history of contactless and mobile payments.

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  • Chargebacks and Your Business: Facts and Fiction

    Chargebacks and Your Business: Facts and Fiction

    Test your knowledge about the facts and fiction of chargebacks. Check out these six True/False questions that are sure to hone your chargeback skills.

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  • Follow Uber’s Lead: Take Your Business to the Next Level

    Follow Uber’s Lead: Take Your Business to the Next Level

    How did a small start-up comprising of two tech-savvy entrepreneurs get to be worth $50 billion USD? Here are 4 tips to help propel your business to the next level.

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  • Apple Pay Comes to Canada

    Apple Pay Comes to Canada

    Apple has announced the availability of Apple Pay in Canada for American Express customers later this year.

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  • 6 Reasons Why Apple Pay Make Sense for Canadian Retailers

    6 Reasons Why Apple Pay Make Sense for Canadian Retailers

    Canada’s retailers wonder whether the benefits will outweigh the hassle of accepting another payment method. Here are 6 reasons Canadian merchants and Apple Pay mobile payments are a great fit.

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  • Don’t Fear Fraud - Fight It [Videos & Resources to Protect You]

    Don’t Fear Fraud - Fight It [Videos & Resources to Protect You]

    Educate yourself as a business owner on how to protect your business against credit card fraud. Learn how to spot the signs of potential fraudulent activities with these free resources.

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  • MasterCard’s Nicolas Dinh: Mobile Payments and Mobile Wallet Success in Canada

    MasterCard’s Nicolas Dinh: Mobile Payments and Mobile Wallet Success in Canada

    While we patiently await for the launch of Apple Pay in Canada, MasterCard Canada's Vice President of Mobile Payments shares his thoughts on mobile payments in the Canadian marketplace.

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  • Cyber Monday and Holiday Shopping: How to Get Your Business Ready

    Cyber Monday and Holiday Shopping: How to Get Your Business Ready

    Cyber Monday alone raked in $2 billion in eCommerce sales in 2014. Read our 10 tips to get your business ready for the beginning of 2015 holiday shopping.

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  • A "To-Do" List For Setting Up Your Online Business

    A "To-Do" List For Setting Up Your Online Business

    Worldwide e-commerce sales are expected to reach 1.92 trillion U.S. dollars in 2016. Check out this FREE “To-Do” list for getting your eCommerce business up and running today.

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  • Five ways to inject new life into your small or medium-sized business

    Five ways to inject new life into your small or medium-sized business

    Running a small business can be tough. But there are ways to ensure your company succeeds. Here are five tips for surviving — and thriving — as a small-business owner.

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  • Customers Today Demand eCommerce: Insight from Jose Neves, the Brain Behind Farfetch.com

    Customers Today Demand eCommerce: Insight from Jose Neves, the Brain Behind Farfetch.com

    Not pursuing the route of eCommerce is now a missed opportunity for many businesses, especially among millennials. Here are 5 reasons why selling online makes great business sense.

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  • Does Innovation Always Equal Success? The Jury May Still Be Out on Bitcoin

    Does Innovation Always Equal Success? The Jury May Still Be Out on Bitcoin

    Innovation is often referred to as a “key to success,” but don’t forget about the customer along the way. Moneris suggests a “wait and see” approach before the nudging merchants to hop on Bitcoin.

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  • Why Apple Pay Could Make A Big Splash in Canada

    Why Apple Pay Could Make A Big Splash in Canada

    Will Apple Pay flourish in Canada? Rob Cameron of Moneris says yes. Get the perspective behind his prediction.

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  • How Canada’s First Cashless Fashion Truck Started Making Ground

    How Canada’s First Cashless Fashion Truck Started Making Ground

    What do you get when you add clothing racks, a change room, and a cash register to a truck? You get Canada's first cashless mobile fashion truck. Read all about their challenges as a smalll business.

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  • Facebook in Five: How to Create a Facebook Company Page in Just 5 Minutes

    Facebook in Five: How to Create a Facebook Company Page in Just 5 Minutes

    You might think that social media is a waste of your time. But you’d be wrong. Learn how to build your Facebook company page in 5 minutes.

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  • Apple Pay vs. Credit Cards: What You Need To Know

    Apple Pay vs. Credit Cards: What You Need To Know

    The payment process with Apple Pay and Credit Cards may seem very different, but the end goal is the same. But with Apple Pay, there is an extra measure of security – TouchID.

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  • Credit Card Processing – Behind the Scenes

    Credit Card Processing – Behind the Scenes

    Explore the history of credit card processing, the players that are involved in the industry, and how a transaction is processed. Check out the free eBook as well.

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  • Understanding Payment Tokenization

    Understanding Payment Tokenization

    Payment tokenization is actually a straightforward concept that aims not to confuse. Learn all about Tokenization and how it protects your business fraud.

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  • [Infographic] How to Overcome the Top 5 Accounting Challenges

    [Infographic] How to Overcome the Top 5 Accounting Challenges

    Check out this infographic to learn about the 5 accounting issues that small businesses face, and some great ideas to overcome them.

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  • Apple Pay for Canadian Retailers [Training Manual]

    Apple Pay for Canadian Retailers [Training Manual]

    Retailers in Canada can accept Apple Pay. Make sure you and your cashiers understand how Apple Pay works. Check out this FREE training manual.

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  • SoftMoc: From Shopping Center Kiosk to Coast-to-Coast Business

    SoftMoc: From Shopping Center Kiosk to Coast-to-Coast Business

    Learn how a great Canadian small business went from one location to over 100 stores across the country. Jeffery Chiasson from SoftMoc shares their success story.

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  • 8 Things Canadian Businesses Need To Know About Apple Pay

    8 Things Canadian Businesses Need To Know About Apple Pay

    Apple Pay will give customers a simple, seamless way to make contactless payments with the device they love. But what do business owners need to know to get ready?

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  • Smartphone Dependence, Mobile Payments and Apple Pay

    Smartphone Dependence, Mobile Payments and Apple Pay

    What does the increase in smartphone use mean for merchants? It means customers want to pay their way. See what Apple Pay could mean for your business.

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  • 5 Ways to Kick your Gift Card Program Up a Notch

    5 Ways to Kick your Gift Card Program Up a Notch

    Here are a 5 tips to get your gift card program off the ground and make it an integral part of your revenue stream.

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  • Get Your Small Business Ready for Apple Pay [Checklist]

    Get Your Small Business Ready for Apple Pay [Checklist]

    Accepting Apple Pay, a form of contactless payment, can make payments faster and more convenient for customers.

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  • How to Get Your First 1,000 Real Facebook Fans

    How to Get Your First 1,000 Real Facebook Fans

    Read the 6 easy steps to get your first 1,000 real Facebook fans. Grow your customer base and spread the word about your business.

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  • Mobile Payments for Merchants – Let’s Cut Through the Confusion

    Mobile Payments for Merchants – Let’s Cut Through the Confusion

    Mobile payments has become a catch-all phrase for both paying and accepting. Read this article to separate consumer-facing mobile payment apps from merchant-facing mobile payments acceptance.

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  • 6 Reasons Why Your Business Shouldn't Be Cash Only

    6 Reasons Why Your Business Shouldn't Be Cash Only

    As Canadians increase their use of credit and debit cards, making sure customers can pay their way is a factor in your business' success.

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  • Start Selling Online: The 5 W’s to Get Your Business Up and Running

    Start Selling Online: The 5 W’s to Get Your Business Up and Running

    eCommerce sales are expected to reach 1.92 trillion dollars in 2016. Learn the 5 W’s” that outline the essentials for getting your online business up and running.

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  • Toronto Businesses Win Gold During Pan Am Games

    Toronto Businesses Win Gold During Pan Am Games

    Now that the 2015 Pan Am Games have ended, Moneris data shows that spending increased year-over-year in nearly every category.

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  • A Simpler Way to Think About Shipping for your Business

    A Simpler Way to Think About Shipping for your Business

    Without researching and understanding the options, your business could end up with high shipping and handling costs that affects overall revenue.

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  • Are you a Plastic Pro?  Take Our Credit Card Test to Find Out.

    Are you a Plastic Pro? Take Our Credit Card Test to Find Out.

    We accept them every day every day from our customers, but how much do we really know about credit cards? Take our Credit Card quiz to see how you do.

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  • The 4 “ARMS” of Online Reviews

    The 4 “ARMS” of Online Reviews

    Whether you are new to managing online reviews or have been listening for years, here are the 4 “ARMS” of online reviews to help you start participating in the conversations.

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  • Apple Pay Canada: 3 Things Your Small Business Should Know

    Apple Pay Canada: 3 Things Your Small Business Should Know

    Here are the top 3 things you need to know about Apple Pay in Canada.

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  • 3 TED Talks Every Small Business Should Watch

    3 TED Talks Every Small Business Should Watch

    These 3 TED talks could take you and your small business to the next level.Watch them now.

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  • 5 Payment Terms You Should Know in 2015

    5 Payment Terms You Should Know in 2015

    Here’s a quick overview of five key payment terms that are making card acceptance faster, easier and safer for retailers and consumers alike.

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  • Why EMV, Why the U.S., Why Now?

    Why EMV, Why the U.S., Why Now?

    The United States leads in worldwide credit card fraud. The U.S. is the only country that continues to see year-over-year growth. Learn why EMV is now at the forefront.

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  • Pan Am Games – Bringing the World to Our Doorstep

    Pan Am Games – Bringing the World to Our Doorstep

    The 2015 Pan Am Games will bring tourists to hotels, stores and restaurants in Ontario. Learn more about the games and how your small business can benefit from the 1.4 million visitors.

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  • Transaction Fees Explained

    Transaction Fees Explained

    Transaction Fees Explained.

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  • Can your business benefit from offering gift cards?

    Can your business benefit from offering gift cards?

    Did you know that 40% of customers who received gift cards spent more than the face value? Learn how your business can benefit from offering gift cards.

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  • Consumer Spending Heats Up This Summer

    Consumer Spending Heats Up This Summer

    There are events, big and small, happening all over Canada that can bring you increased revenue opportunities. Learn how to prepare yourself to take advantage of them.

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  • Cash only? You could be losing half your customers

    Cash only? You could be losing half your customers

    We’re moving to a Canada where debit and credit cards trump cash. If your business is cash only, you may be closing more doors than sales.

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  • 5 Time-saving Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

    5 Time-saving Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

    Running a small business will make your day go out of whack. Here are 5 simple tips for entrepreneurs looking to maximize their days.

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  • Do You Know the 500,000 Reasons to Accept UnionPay?

    Do You Know the 500,000 Reasons to Accept UnionPay?

    UnionPay has issued 4.7 billion cards worldwide - making it the world’s largest cardholder group. Find out the 500,000 reasons why you need to accept it.

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  • What's the Right Return Policy for Your Business?

    What's the Right Return Policy for Your Business?

    The right return policy should balance the customer’s need for satisfaction and your bottom line. Check out these 4 simple tips to ensure you have the right one.

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  • Shopping Cart Abandonment: 6 Ways to Overcome it

    Shopping Cart Abandonment: 6 Ways to Overcome it

    It may be time to rethink what actually happens when your customer fills their cart, just to abandon it. Here are 6 things you can do about it.

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  • Get the most out of Merchant Direct®

    Get the most out of Merchant Direct®

    As a Moneris merchant, you've probably used Merchant Direct to review your sales data – but what you may not know is that this online tool offers a whole suite of additional features.

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  • Moneris: Reinventing how you do business

    Moneris: Reinventing how you do business

    At Moneris, not only are we leaders in point-of-sale technology, but we’re continually expanding our payment options, partnerships and value-added...

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  • Four ways Moneris protects your online store

    Four ways Moneris protects your online store

    Customers and merchants alike are concerned about the security of online payments. Protect your business and boost shoppers’ confidence with advanced fraud prevention tools.

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  • Updates to interchange rates effective Spring 2015

    Updates to interchange rates effective Spring 2015

    As a commitment to the Government of Canada, Visa® and MasterCard® announced new, reduced interchange rates to take effect April 2015. The changes include interchange rate decreases on consumer...

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  • Are you missing out on tourist sales?

    Are you missing out on tourist sales?

    With summer approaching, it’s smart to start planning ahead for vacation season to make sure your business is ready in time for incoming tourists. To meet the growing demands of Chinese travelers...

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  • Are you missing out on online sales?

    Are you missing out on online sales?

    Canadians are buying more on the web, yet few businesses sell their goods and services online. The good news? It’s never been easier or more affordable to start your own online store.

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  • Canadian Consumer Returns in the Retail Industry [White Paper]

    Canadian Consumer Returns in the Retail Industry [White Paper]

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  • Fort McMurray Fire - Updates for Merchants

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  • 5 Trends Shoppers Expect to See in 2016

    5 Trends Shoppers Expect to See in 2016

    So what exactly are consumers demanding from merchants in 2016? Here's a look at how businesses need to rethink the shopping experience.

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  • Apple Pay Now Available in Canada with American Express

    Apple Pay Now Available in Canada with American Express

    American Express cardholders are now able to pay for their purchases in Canada using their iPhone or Apple Watch. Find out what retailers and customers need to do to be Apple Pay Ready.

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