Since first opening their doors, business owners across the country have worked to find the best possible payment method for their goods and services. While the barter system once reigned supreme, evolving methodologies and technologies would lead to uniformed monetary systems, and later credit card processing networks. Today, merchants are looking to the future of payments, which encompasses contactless payments (NFC, QR, EMV), mobile wallets, and integrated gift, loyalty and reward programs. Without a unified solution, merchants are faced with confusion and with little choice or flexibility. This disruption was the premise of Merchant Warehouse's latest innovation – the Genius Customer Engagement Platform. To see where we came from and where consumer payment options are heading, Merchant Warehouse put together this infographic covering the history, and future, of payments in America.
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