2024 Business Outlook: How to Thrive in Any Climate

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For many, 2023 was a year of fear. Stubborn inflation, recession worries, and international conflict hung like a cloud over the US and the rest of the world. Despite a gloomy backdrop, the US economy proved more resilient than many expected, and there’s a stronger sense of optimism in 2024’s business outlook than there was […]

How AI is Changing the Payments Game

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Picture this: your business just received an urgent message from a customer about a payment issue. Before your support team even gets a chance to respond, an AI-powered chatbot on your website steps in and resolves the problem instantly. A few days later, you wake up to learn a fraudulent transaction from a stolen card […]

Card Payments Legislation: More On the Way  

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If you want to lead in any industry, you better follow the news. This is doubly true for the payments space, whose regulations, technology, and trends are always changing. Let’s get you caught up on how the regulatory environment could change in 2023, and what it could mean for you and your clients. In an […]

2022: COCARD Year In Review

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One thing we can safely say about last year: no one was bored! Across industries, businesses grappled with a number of challenges. Customers and boardrooms dealt with rising inflation, hurting both wallets and bottom lines. From the stock market to a changing job environment, the economy looked a lot gloomier by the end of the […]

Cards and the Cannabis Industry

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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. […]

Cash Discounting: Happy Shoppers, Lower Fees

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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 […]

Leading in a New Normal: The Hybrid Era

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When the pandemic first hit, the panic was the gut reaction across the country. It may feel much longer than two years ago when we crowded into grocery stores for toilet paper and disinfectants. Before we knew it, we were walled off from the friends we love. The luckiest among us were walled in with […]