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Infographic: How Much Cash Do You Carry?

August 5th, 2013 at 9:13 am

How much cash is in your wallet right now? Chances are it’s not a very large amount, according to survey results in the July 2013 issue of MONEY Magazine. When the magazine asked readers how much cash they carry, 42% responded that they only carry between $1 and $40. Some of the other statistics MONEY shared seem to show the downfall of cash even more. Take a look at the infographic below to see how often we’re choosing cashless payment options instead of cash.

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How The Affordable Care Act will Impact Workplace Wellness Programs

June 18th, 2013 at 10:40 am

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 75% of our health care spending is on premature and often preventable diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. The growing numbers of preventable diseases, poor health habits and the rising cost of health-care have sparked an interest in employee wellness programs in the workplace for many organizations. Americans working full-time spend an average of one-third of their day, five days per week at the work. Since Americans spend a significant amount of their day at work, the workplace is an important setting for health promotion and disease prevention. Studies have shown, wellness programs that implement health-focused policies […]

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Cash is Dirty: Why Cashless is Healthier

April 2nd, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Cash is dirty. That won’t come as a surprise to anyone; we all know it. Just thinking about how much a bill or coin has been circulated and what it’s come in contact with is enough to make you panic, even if you don’t generally think of yourself as a germaphobe. A 2002 study found that 94 percent of the bills tested were contaminated with bacteria. Most of those bacteria are harmless, but 7 percent of the bills carried dangerous pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli. Money can be a rather hospitable environment for these pathogens, too: on most surfaces viruses and bacteria live for around 48 hours, but […]

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No End in Sight for High Credit Card Fees

February 5th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Credit card fees have always been troublesome for retailers, but a recent settlement between card issuers and merchants means those fees are about to become a bigger problem. The settlement is the result of a massive anti-trust case brought by retailers against financial firms such as Visa and MasterCard. The card issuers were accused of unlawfully fixing “swipe fees” – the fees the merchants are charged every time a customer pays using a credit card. Merchants had hoped to see lower swipe fees, but the settlement only requires an eight-month reduction in those fees. The settlement also allows retailers to pass those fees on to customers by adding a credit […]

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New Features for Quickcharge: POS Anywhere, Quickcharge Kiosks, Reporting Upgrades & More!

January 27th, 2012 at 9:00 am

January 2012: So we have been mighty busy this year. We have listened and researched and built new features into Quickcharge based on customer conversations. Some of them simple and some of them complex, but all great additions. So thank you to our customers – without you, none of this is possible. So what are some of these great new features you ask? Here they are: POS Anywhere– This web based POS system is definitely the most exciting new feature, and the next version is just around the corner! POS Anywhere Offline Functionality – difficult for a web based solution, but we did it! Reporting – We added a bunch […]

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