Discover Moves EMV Deadline

The card firm is the third to grant gas stations more time to upgrade fuel pumps for chip cards By NACS Online // May 14, 2020 RIVERWOODS, Ill.—Discover said yesterday that it is delaying the EMV fraud liability shift deadline for chip payments at automated fuel dispensers until April 16, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visa and American…

Curbside Pickup Soars 

More consumers than ever are using the contactless service, and the pace isn’t expected to abate. By NACS Online // April 29, 2020 SAN JOSE, Calif.—The number of online orders for at-store pickup by customers jumped 208% between April 1 and 20 compared with a year earlier, according to Adobe Analytics, CNBC reports. U.S. online sales surged…

Grocer Checks Shoppers’ Temperatures

It’s one more way to help curb COVID-19, Connecticut grocery chain says By NACS Online // April 16, 2020 WOODBURY, Conn.—Numerous retailers are taking employees’ temperatures before they go on duty, NACS Daily has reported, but a Connecticut grocery has joined a smattering of retailers that also are checking shoppers’ temperatures  before they enter stores. LaBonne’s of Woodbury,…

Economist Sees Quick Rebound for U.S. Economy

Pent-up demand, low interest rates could fuel resurgence when businesses reopen, SOI speaker said April 16, 2020 By Angel Abcede // CSP Magazine ALEXANDRIA, Va.—While historic job losses and the current unprecedented recession in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic are real-life concerns for Americans, a resurgence of economic activity on the other end as…

How to Handle ‘Carding’ During COVID-19

We Card’s president outlines how retailers can check IDs while enforcing social distancing By NACS Online // April 16, 2020 ARLINGTON, Va.—Checking customer identification for age-restricted purchases is typically a high-touch interaction, but the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and the ensuing social distancing measures—not to mention customers wearing face masks—has upended that…