The rise of Buy Online Pickup in Store

(BPT) - The U.S. honored small businesses across the country with National Small Business Week in September and will honor National Women’s Small Business Month in October. While these annual celebrations have been held for many years, some may argue small businesses deserve even more recognition since they serve as the backbone of the U.S. economy, with more than 1 out of 2 Americans either owning or working for a small business, creating nearly 2 out of every 3 new jobs.

It hasn’t been an easy 18 months for them. They’ve been hit hard by lockdowns, a recession and opportunistic fraudsters. Fortunately, many pivoted, embraced digitization and added new secure payment acceptance methods like contactless payments or created online storefronts for the first time.

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