With government-mandated shutdowns impacting countries all around the world, many businesses have been forced to embrace full-staff work-from-home models in order to keep the proverbial doors open. In turn, video conferencing tools have become indispensable, as daily meetings have moved from the boardroom to the living room. Small businesses looking for new video conferencing tools have a plethora of options available to them, both free and paid, and each offering specific strengths and suffering from specific weaknesses. Most offer the same core features, but some stand out over others both in their usability and their price points. The following is a quick summary of four of the leading applications. Continue reading “Is it Zoom or Nothing? Video Conferencing Options for Small Businesses”
WordPress has dominated the content management space for a decade or more, so it’s no surprise that WooCommerce, the CMS’ native eCommerce platform, currently powers over a quarter of all online stores. Much like WordPress, one of the biggest strengths of WooCommerce is the number of third-party plugins available to augment and enhance the platform’s functionality. Store conversion is a major target of those plugins, and the following represent just six the dozens of outstanding WooCommerce plugins designed to help you turn more visitors into paying customers.
In part one of this series, we discussed the basics of contactless payments, how they work, and the exceptional convenience that they offer to consumers and businesses alike. In part two, we’ll look at an emerging benefit that has come into focus in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak – improved public health. We’ll also discuss some of the key steps in transitioning to contactless payment solutions, and the factors you should look into when deciding if now is the right time for your business to make the switch.
Contactless payment has become a hot topic in the wake of the global pandemic. Across the United States and around the globe, merchants who have previously relied on cash-heavy sales and traditional card payments are now faced with the pressing need to upgrade their systems and bring their transaction processing into the 21st century. But many of those merchants don’t yet fully understand the contactless payment ecosystem, or the benefits that going contactless can offer to their businesses. In this article, we’ll shed some light on those topics by looking at the basics of contactless payments, the benefits they offer to merchants and consumers, the current trends in the industry, and the major factors merchants like you should consider when making the decision to switch.