It was a busy year here on Insights! From Fraud Prevention Month to new Merchant Scoops, articles specifically for retail and restaurant owners, and the end of the year Canadian spending infographic, we have a lot to celebrate.
Our top 10 blogs of the year stand out for a number of reasons, but for the purposes of ordering the posts, we’ve gone by page views. Below are our top ten posts, and with such an interesting variance of topics, there’s something here for everyone!
10. The Top 4 Most Popular Payment Apps
Starting off our recap is the 10th most popular blog of the year, The Top 4 Most Popular Payment Apps! With over 1,600 page views in 2018, this blog talks about some of the most popular payments apps in the market that you may already be using, and the number four app that may surprise you!
9. How an Ineffective Payments System Can Slow Restaurants Down
It looks like restaurant owners were looking for ways to advance their payment system this year, with How an Ineffective Payments System Can Slow Restaurants Down coming in at ninth place! With just over 1,700 page views, this blog highlights some of the signs that a restaurant could have an ineffective payment system, and the impact that it could have on your customers.
8. The Spending Year so Far: The Canadian Shopping Story to November 1st [Infographic]
In eighth place is one of the most recent posts on Insights, our 2018 Canadian spending recap, The Spending Year so Far: The Canadian Shopping Story to November 1st [Infographic]. With over 1,700 page views since its launch in December, this article is one of our quickest rising of the year. Make sure to check out this infographic to learn about how Canadians were spending their money this year across the country.
7. Merchant Scoop: Delivering Dinner While Revolutionizing an Industry ft. foodora
Coming in at seventh place is a merchant scoop with one of Canada’s favourite food delivery services, foodora! With over 1,900 page views since August, foodora’s article gave readers a better understanding of the history of the company, and how it’s been able to grow into such a success!
6. Our 2018 Holiday Busyness Calendar for Retail Stores
Resource planning for the busy shopping season allowed this blog to find its place at number six this year! With more than 2,000 page views, Our 2018 Holiday Busyness Calendar for Retail Stores helped merchants prepare for the last quarter of the year by highlighting the busiest days in 2017, and where they those days would fall this year.
5. 5 Things Retail POS Systems Should Offer You
It seems like our retail-based readers were starting to consider a new point-of-sale (POS) system this fall, with 5 Things Retail POS Systems Should Offer You totalling over 2,000 page views its post date in September. This blog includes some selling points that all POS systems should offer, including reporting tools, management systems, and support from a company that works hard for you.
4. Merchant Scoop: Baby Steps to Growing Success with Snuggle Bugz
Earning the fourth spot in our top 10 recap, our Snuggle Bugz feature clearly made an impact with our readers! With over 2,200 page views since April, Merchant Scoop: Baby Steps to Growing Success with Snuggle Bugz taught us hard work and dedication that went into opening one of the best baby stores in the country.
3. Merchant Scoop: Taking All the Right Steps ft. Traxx Footwear
Capturing the 2018 bronze medal is our Traxx Footwear feature, taking the spot for the third most popular blog on Insights this year. With over 2,300 page views, we heard first hand from this family owned shoe store in Saskatchewan about the value of knowing your customers, and working hard to making your business a staple in the local community!
2. 4 Tips for Encouraging Repeat Retail Customers
Our second place article was all about bringing customers back for more, which is exactly what readers did as well! With over 3,700 page views this year, 4 Tips for Encouraging Repeat Retail Customers gave our readers some of our favourite customer service tips and to encourage the same customers to come by again!
1. The Top Five Reasons for Chargebacks [VIDEO]
In the top spot of the year is one of our favourite features from Fraud Prevention Month 2018, The Top Five Reasons for Chargebacks [VIDEO]. With over 4,400 views in 2018, this article blew away its competition with a compelling video explaining the top five reasons merchants run into chargeback scenarios, and what they can do to help avoid them!
Interested in seeing what made top marks last year? Make sure to check out our recap Our Top Ten Favourite Blogs from 2017!