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Why Installment Plans Aren’t Just for Millennials Anymore

When pay-through-installment services began barreling through retail last year, they dramatically impacted the credit card market. But the latest evolution of payment alternatives could change the way consumers — and companies — pay for goods even more. The most successful payment service firms offer similar promises to consumers: Pay 25% upfront for purchases, receive the item and then pay the balance over three additional, interest-free installments. But such sameness among top companies has created confusion for consumers — they either have to use the service their favorite retailer has partnered with or none at all. It also forces shoppers to keep track of and make payments toward multiple accounts.   Related The B2B Market Can Now Tap Into Installment Payments...

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Different Types of Dog Leashes

Different Types of Dog Leashes So, how can you decide to choose a leash and abandon the other? Yes, it is according to your dog. In this section, I am not speaking about the quality of the leashes but instead talking about general types of leashes that we can summarize in the following list: Standard flat leash: The most common one that almost every owner buys. It comes with a clasp at the end to attach it to your dog’s collar or harness and generally between 4 and 8 feet long. You should choose it in 80% of the situations, most common of them when you are sure that your dog is well trained to move beside you as this leash can...

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Quadpay Announcement

We are excited to announce a new feature we are launching that will allow even more customers to checkout using QuadPay!   Currently, we make an approval decision on each individual transaction based on a variety of factors including (among others) basket size and the customer themselves. In certain cases, our system may have denied a fraction of your customers if they were checking out with a basket size beyond what we would allow. In order to approve more customers, we will now allow those customers to check out if they can pay a slightly higher amount up front.  Here’s what the experience will look like: A customer attempts to checkout with a basket of $500, but our system only...

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Online shopping overtakes a major part of retail for the first time ever

The report from the Commerce Department this week shows a new milestone for online shopping. The total market share of sales done with “non-store” retailers, or online, was higher than general merchandise, including department stores sales, in February. “The days of the internet and online shopping being “just a fad” have come a long way over the years,” says Bespoke Paul Hickey.   Online shopping led by Amazon hit a new milestone in February. The total market share of “non-store,” or online U.S. retail sales was higher than general merchandise sales for the first time in history, according to a report from the Commerce Department this week. “The days of the internet and online shopping being ‘just a fad’ have come a...

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12 reasons why online shopping is better than in-store.

1 Carrying things is a thing of the past Staggering home with 10 supermarket shopping bags is a pain – especially when they cost 5p each. Shop online, get them delivered and have a bag-free shop. 2 You can do it after a few drinks Nobody ever walked into a store and walked out with a gazebo and a tiger onesie. But thanks to sites such as Amazon, and other eclectic marketplaces, it’s perfectly acceptable to sit down after a glass or two of vino and ponder what your living room would look like with a zebra print wall rug. Even better, nobody need ever witness you making these embarrassing purchases. 3 It’s easy to return things Refunds are your friend....

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