On Saturday, November 26, Americans will head to their local boutiques, bookstores, and coffee shops to support Small Business Saturday. This national annual event, occurring the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is a wonderful way to support local businesses in your community (plus check a few gifts off your list early in the season!).
What began in 2010 as a campaign by American Express to help small businesses have more visibility in the marketplace has grown into a giant economic driver for local economies. According to American Express, Small Business Saturday spending reached a whopping $23.3 billion in 2021, the highest number yet.
Why Shopping Small Matters
According to American Express, 67 cents out of every dollar spent at a small business stays within the local community. This is a staggering statistic because by shopping small, you are supporting your local schools, sports teams, and community organizations.
Streamlining Your Small Business Saturday
At Westmoreland Payment Services, we know that small business owners have one singular goal: to provide the best possible service or product to their customers. Because of this, they don’t have time or the ability to hire additional staff to manage operations or accounting, especially in the first few years of growth.
Now, with a wave of customers approaching this Small Business Saturday, it’s never been a better time to address the payment-processing needs and services for your business. You need streamlined solutions for your point-of-service systems to meet the needs of a higher volume of customers—not to mention the higher levels of stress that often come with the holiday season.
To remedy this, Westmoreland Payment Services offers multiple options to help streamline your payment processing systems:
- Countertop Terminals: WPS not only provides the equipment terminals, but we also tailor it to your unique small business needs. From Ingenico to Verifone, our countertop terminals process Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards, as well as NFC payments.
- Wireless Terminals: Need a wireless payment solution? WPS has you covered. We get to know your small business, as well as your customers, to help you create transactions on-the-go, backed by our secure technology.
- POS Systems: We know Point of Sale systems work best when they’re personalized. That’s why WPS offers hands-on, personal service with 24/7 support to help small businesses set up their systems, manage customers, improve service and run more efficiently.
- Online Payment Processing Solutions: Westmoreland Payment Services also offers secure, web-based terminal solutions that enable you to expand your business by accepting online transactions, invoicing, shopping, and quick bill-pay services.
Whether it’s preparing for Small Business Saturday, or simply streamlining your business transaction needs, our team at Westmoreland Payment Services can look at your business model and assess which of the above solutions will benefit your business. Our team blends a high level of customer service with cutting-edge knowledge to help your small business soar this Small Business Saturday—and beyond! Curious how Westmoreland Payment Services can support your Small Business Saturday needs?