Our three-part series on the payments journey ‒ from payment acceptance to commerce enablement ‒ wraps up in this issue. We appreciate the positive feedback you've given us on the first two articles. And we hope you find just as much value in the third installment herein, which reveals insights industry experts shared when we went behind the scenes to speak with innovative designers and developers who are nurturing tomorrow's technologies.
You'll find more insights and advice from industry experts throughout the issue, as well. As usual, our fine contributing writers have addressed areas of vital concern to the industry's feet on the street: why finding the right ISO partner matters, along with assumptions to examine and tips on how to avoid common pitfalls in the ISO selection process; why it's wise to focus on just one thing at a time in all areas, including your payments biz; threats merchants in the travel industry will face from fraudsters this summer and how to help your clients combat them; how to keep your merchant customers happy to foster longevity and thereby improve your bottom line; and data showing why that automated clearing house system may finally be reaching its stride.
We post breaking news on our home page, www.greensheet.com, throughout each week, and this issue's news section provides highlights of what we've covered lately. Stories delve into the mounting pressures on IT professionals, a new mobile payments partnership between PayPal Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co., a new customer service role for Facebook Messenger bots, a report by Experian on increased ecommerce fraud, renewed interest in money order fraud, and stepped up law enforcement actions and the tough sentence imposed on a notorious Russian hacker.
Also included are new product and company profiles, as well as briefs on new developments and milestones in the industry, including individual honors, patent awards, company expansions, product trials, initiatives and campaigns, executive appointments, acquisitions, partnerships, and research. One encouraging research item came from Wells Fargo, which found that 81 percent of U.S. companies expect higher international business activity over the next 12 months; 68 percent expect international revenue increases.
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