The cannabis industry is one of the nation’s fastest-growing, with more and more states moving to fully legalize it for medical and recreational use. The roughly $10 billion market is expected to maintain an average growth rate of roughly 15% through the 2020’s, an exciting prospect for investors and entrepreneurs looking to enter the industry. […]
Who doesn’t love a discount? For both merchants and customers, cash discounting is a powerful tool to add more value in every transaction. It enables merchants to provide a promotional discount and minimize the cost that each customer pays. While COCARD leverages its deep relationships and innovative technology solutions to provide our merchants the best […]
Every day, we’re inundated with chilling news of data breaches, as well as damning allegations of our favorite companies basically spying on us. While customer data is giving companies unprecedented insight into how to better serve their clientele, it also opens the door to serious breaches of public security, privacy, and trust. In this environment, […]
Every time a customer engages with us, they speak volumes about what works and what doesn’t. They tell us how to better reach and serve them. They give us a wealth of information, often without saying a word. Now and certainly in the future, leading businesses are defined by how well they can hear this […]
COCARD was founded over twenty years ago with a single vision: to become the top company in the payments space. We’ve achieved this ambitious goal by sticking to some key principles, such as providing members with real ownership of our success, and by always leading the industry with innovative technologies and practices. The secret to […]
You probably remember the first time you saw it, that moment of confusion, curiosity, and interest. You watched the person in front of you in line simply wave their phone over the credit card reader, and after the confirmation ding, the receipt was printed and they were on their way. What the heck just happened? […]
At COCARD, we don’t just have members; we have partners. As a member-owned network of ISOs (independent sales offices), we strive to make sure our products and services add maximum value to our members, merchants, and their customers. If a single part of that chain isn’t getting the absolute most out of their relationship with […]
Credit card fraud, one of the most common forms of identity theft, is on the rise. Already a pernicious problem before 2020, the pandemic sent the number of fraud incidents skyrocketing, costing Americans billions of dollars. In 2021, the cost of credit card fraud was estimated at a whopping $8 billion. The number of victims […]
As businesses continue to feel the pain of the COVID-19 pandemic, merchants in Kansas are breathing a sigh of relief. This is because recently a state law that banned surcharging in Kansas was declared unconstitutional. This means that business owners can now legally share their processing fees with their customers by adding a surcharge to […]
Over the last few years, the frenzied speculation of cryptomania has given way to an understanding that cryptocurrency is here to stay.
More and more, businesses are accepting major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment, and credit card providers are starting to offer them as rewards.
Earning cryptocurrency as cashback is a major innovation, with unique challenges and benefits for consumers.
Time will tell whether this remains a niche offering for crypto enthusiasts, or whether more people are drawn to the opportunity to earn a solid return on their rewards.