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Jan 27, 2017

Going Global

Make Way for the Workforce Revolution

Dan Banu

With a rapidly evolving marketplace and a changing economic climate, it’s time organizations take the plunge and embrace a global workforce. Global is the new local.

Aug 19, 2016

tppEXPO 2016 Conference Overview:

Getting Ready for the Future of Prepaid Wireless and Services

Ben Jackson

Seeing into the future was the goal of this year’s Prepaid Press Expo. Speakers covered topics that showed where the prepaid wireless industry is today, where it is going in the future, and how companies can be prepared for the future that is coming.

Jun 28, 2016

Today's Mobile Wallet

Michel Poignant

People are confusing what a mobile wallet is and have now assigned the meaning to a mobile wallet to be the used to store a card and pay a merchant. What we define as a real need for the consumer is to have a stored value account that can be managed exclusively from your phone or from a phone and offering all of the services that customer like the unbaked do not have access to today.

Jan 21, 2016

Gift Card Channels Innovate

InComm Teams Up with eBay

Arlene Hauben

Consumers have gotten used to picking out gift cards from racks in supermarkets, drug stores, department stores, and convenience stores. They purchase gift cards through the internet, by accessing favorite retail websites, such as Starbucks or Home Depot, and by shopping on general purchase gift card sites.

Dec 09, 2015

The Brave, New Mobile World

How Consumers and Retailers Can Benefit

Ed McKinley

Shoppers and retailers alike can take advantage of technology that’s revolutionizing closed-loop prepaid cards and mobile payments, according to speakers at a strategy session presented online by Mercator Advisory Group and CashStar.

Dec 02, 2015

Gifting Trends at Holiday Time

Digital Gift Cards Fastest Growing Segment

Arlene Hauben

For the ninth straight year, consumers place gift cards at the top of their list of the most requested items during the holiday season, according to National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Holiday Spending Survey. The survey predicts that digital buying and browsing will take up more than half of consumers’ time spent shopping – underscoring the importance for brands to get the digital gifting experience right in order to have a successful holiday season.

Nov 24, 2015

Kiosks Deployed to Provide Prepaid Products

Reliable Platforms Can Generate Revenue

Arlene Hauben

Self-serve kiosks can be powerful tools for the “convenience markets” and for the prepaid market, specifically the unbanked and underserved, who make up about 28.3 percent of all households, according to federal studies.

Nov 18, 2015

5 Minutes With Kathy Tomasofsky

Acting Director of MSBA, a New Trade Group

Ed McKinley

Veteran association executive Kathy Tomasofsky is assuming a leadership role at the new Money Services Business Association during a time of great change in the industry. At the very moment that digital currencies seem poised to reshape the business, it appears that state and federal regulators are contemplating stronger rules and closer scrutiny. Against that backdrop, The Prepaid Press asked Tomasofsky about her reasons for leaving one trade group for another and what she sees ahead in prepaid and funds transfer.

Nov 11, 2015

Gift Cards for Investing

Teaching the Art of Saving

Arlene Hauben

A new use for gift cards has been launched. Giving shares of a stock to a child is not a new idea, but it’s been tricky to execute and administer. Now there is a way to skip paperwork and give the gift of investment by means of a gift card, a favorite prepaid product.

Nov 04, 2015

Driving Brand Loyalty

What it Takes to Keep Customers

Arlene Hauben

Given the intense competition in the wireless industry and scant new growth, loyalty and customer retention are major problems for postpaid and prepaid service providers, both traditional and MVNOs. Keeping your customers happy requires knowledge of your market and staying on top of what the competition is doing. So let’s see what’s happening in prepaid.

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