2017 is coming to an end, and as we reminisce on the year it’s always interesting to take a look at the blogs that have grown into favourites. There has been a variety of content articles that Moneris Insights has published this year, from blogs and webinars to infographics and Merchant Scoops, but only ten have made it to our favourites! We ran the numbers and found that most of our team’s favourite blogs are also our readers’ favourites, which is no small coincidence!
Below are our top ten favourite blogs from 2017. Enjoy!
10. Android Pay™ Readiness [Checklist]
Android Pay was a very exciting announcement in the Canadian marketplace early this year, and it was important that businesses of all sizes were ready to take on this new contactless payment method. In our Android Pay Readiness Checklist, we went over the four steps necessary to accept this new payment method.
9. Celebrating 19.3 Million Moms, Dads, & Grads in Canada [Infographic]
Between Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and school graduation, May and June are busy months to celebrate those we love. Our “Celebrating 19.3 Million Moms, Dads, & Grads in Canada [Infographic]” visualized just how much is spent on these holidays and how businesses can supply what people are looking to buy.
8. Moneris Announces PAYD Pro in Apple Retail / PAYD Pro dans les boutiques Apple
We were very excited to officially announce that the Moneris PAYD Pro solution would be available to all businesses at Apple retail stores across Canada. Our announcement blog discussed exactly what our PAYD Pro solution features, the types of businesses it serves best, and why it should be adopted as a choice payment processing solution.
7. It's Time For Canadians To Imagine Payments Differently With Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay expanded nation-wide this November, a benefit originally offered only to CIBC customers. Like other contactless payments before it, businesses had to ensure that they were properly set up to accept this new payment method, which is exactly what our blog discusses.
6. Steps For Mitigating Fraud-Related Chargebacks
Fraud-related chargebacks are a difficult part of business, but more likely than not, you’ll experience them over years of business. Our blog about mitigating fraud-related chargebacks discusses the proper procedures for card acceptance and processing, to help minimize the risk of chargebacks in the future.
5. Merchant Scoop: Keeping Customers Happy – It's All in the Details
Merchant Scoops are a great way to learn more about a business, like who they are, where they came from, and how Moneris has helped them out. In our first Merchant Scoop of the year, we learned about Well.ca from CEO Rebecca McKillican.
4. Celebrate Canada’s birthday with 20,000,000 tourists [Infographic]
It would be hard to have a top ten list from 2017 without mentioning Canada 150! Our infographic “Celebrate Canada’s birthday with 20,000,000 tourists” visualized the tourists we expected for our big year, and what that meant for spending, dynamic currency conversion and more.
3. Tap-to-pay with Android Pay™ in Canada
The announcement of Android Pay in Canada was one of the biggest announcements in the payments industry this year. Androids make up 50% of the smartphones in Canada, and with this share of smartphone users now able to utilize mobile payments, our blog explained why this was such an exciting time.
2. Merchant Scoop: Reaching for the (Five) Stars
In our second Merchant Scoop of the year, we spoke to Richard Reid, the General Manager of White Oaks Resort & Spa in the Niagara-on-the-Lake region. Everybody loves a little rest and relaxation, which is why this Merchant Scoop was one of our favourites of the year!
1. Look Into The Future – How To Be Ready For 2018
There’s no better way to end the year than by making sure you’re ready for the next one, which is exactly what we did in “Look Into The Future – How To Be Ready For 2018”. Take the time to make sure your business is ready for the next year, and set achievable goals to get there!