“For small to mid-sized business (SMB) owners, preparing for the holiday season is already a big task with inventory orders, staffing, expanded business hours and planning for the anticipated leap in sales traffic,” David Goldin, President and CEO of AmeriMerchant, writes for Entrepreneur. “Now thanks to Apple, restaurants, bars, liquor and retail stores have one more option to add to that list with the launch of Apple Pay.”
“Even though Apple Pay is still new to the market, this is our warning to every SMB owner to jump on this bandwagon now to avoid any consequences that may occur from failing to fully embrace this technology,” Goldin writes. “The cohesiveness of Apple products is what draws people in for a lifetime. The Apple Pay platform may be the first perk of many. Plus, there’s a good chance if you’re an early adopter, Apple will be more than likely to help you along the way. The next product launch or service Apple comes out with may benefit SMBs owners and it’s only a matter of time before the company is fully integrated into every aspect of a business.”
“The sooner you jump on the Apple Pay craze the better,” Goldin writes. “It’s time to get onboard, give yourself a leg up on the competition and fully prepare your business for the upcoming holiday shopping season.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Boycott non-cash payment systems from companies (CVS, Walmart, Best Buy, Rite Aid) that willfully shut off NFC in an effort to block you from using the vastly more secure, much more private, and far easier-to-use Apple Pay service.
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