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POPcodes to compete in Vantiv’s Payments Pitch-Off

POPcodes, a startup focused on improving consumer, merchant and acquirer experiences, has been invited to compete in the Payments Pitch-Off and E-Pay Innovation Award at this year’s Transact 17.  The winner will earn $25,000 in prize money and the 2017 E-Pay Innovation Award.

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Press Release: POPcodes to exhibit at Discover’s Payments Next Zone at Transact 17, sponsored by ETA

POPcodes has been a member of the ETA almost since its inception. As such, POPcodes is thrilled to have been selected to be a part of the Payments Next Zone. “We could not be more pleased to have been selected to stand up next to such industry leading startups as Womply or Adyen. Though we may be newer to the industry, we believe our product will complement the offerings of companies such as these, and we can work together to change the face of retail.”

-Gregg Aamoth, POPcodes CEO

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This Week in Location Based Marketing – Episode #312

POPcodes is pleased to have been featured in an episode of This Week in Location Based Marketing. In their weekly podcast Asif R. Khan and …

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Survey: Shoppers opt for help from phone over sales associate

“Consumers are increasingly turning to their mobile devices to answer product-related questions, like price and availability, while they shop,” said Jason Purcell, CEO and co-founder of Salsify. “This year’s research again demonstrates just how critical it is for every brand and retailer to have a systematized approach to maintain robust and relevant digital content to retain shopper attention and win sales.”

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Catching Consumers In Context And How POPcodes Makes It Possible

That the retail world has changed very quickly and fundamentally in the last several years is no longer up for debate. The digital age has spawned customers that are incredibly knowledgeable about — and always connect to — commerce. The number of potential touchpoints a retailer has with consumers has increased exponentially over the past decade — and the dawn of the era of the connected device is set to expand it even further.

The good news for payments and commerce players is that this evolution has been an excellent catalyst for innovation and improvement — particularly in the pursuit of a better customer experience. The more challenging news is that delivering on that potential is a lot of work and typically requires a series of separate but connected efforts to produce one unified experience.

“Traditional brick-and-mortar merchants are realizing they need both a strong digital and social presence,” POPcodes CEO Gregg Aamoth told PYMNTS in a recent conversation.

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POPcodes Awarded 2nd Place in Southeast Acquirers Association TestTrack Competition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – March 28, 2017 – PRLog — POPcodes, a startup focused on improving consumer, merchant and acquirer experience, participated in TestTrack 2017 at the Northeast Acquirers Association conference in Charlotte on March 20th, 2017.

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Survey: Store retailers leaving money on table

Disappointing shopping experiences are costing brick-and-mortar retailers serious money.
 
That’s according to the recent TimeTrade State of Retail 2017 survey, whose results suggest that U.S. retail stores left about $150 billion in potential revenue on the table in 2016 by failing to offer shoppers the personalized shopping experiences they want.   
 
Respondents said that, on average, they would increase their in-store spending by 4.7% if they received better, more personalized service from retailers.  

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Passing the Fintech Test

Every lawyer must manage client expectations, but nowhere more than in the fast-moving world of financial technology. One company, a fintech business, met with Kashif Zaman with a list of things it wanted to accomplish.