Hacking — whether of credit card information, computers or smartphones — tops the list of crimes Americans worry about most, according to Gallup’s most recent annual crime poll conducted in mid-October.
Online shopping is a distinctly different experience than making a purchase at a traditional point-of-sale merchant — and a lucrative one for merchants as well. Just as brick-and-mortar businesses have learned to cater to their customers, so must e-commerce businesses if they expect to be successful over the long term.
As a small business owner, you may have heard that you are more likely to be targeted by online hackers and identity thieves than larger businesses and corporations. The statistics are hard to argue with, but maybe you still think your business website is “too small to hack.” Think again!
In an effort to help boost merchant adoption of secure payment terminals, American Express® plans to introduce its Small Merchant EMV Assistance Program to reimburse qualifying businesses that upgrade their terminals.