Meaghan Brophy is Fit Small Business's authority on retail and ecommerce. She has provided content and guidance for indie retailers for years as the editor for Independent Retailer, a RetailWire BrainTrust panelist, and speaker at trade shows such as the Independent Retailer Conference, UpperDeck, and NY NOW. She is frequently quoted as a retail expert in top publications like The Washington Post, Forbes, NBC News, Business Insider, Reader’s Digest, and Retail Dive. When not talking retail, Meaghan can be found watching dog videos and practicing her tap dancing skills. She has an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University.
Apps like PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App offer businesses options to display QR codes for scan-to-pay. Venmo and Cash App do not require users to connect a separate bank account, people can pay using the balance in their app, or get a debit card through the apps themselves.9 March 2021
Because residents are more spaced out, e-commerce delivery is significantly more expensive in rural areas. Many e-commerce retailers, even Amazon, rely on the USPS for last-mile delivery in rural areas.9 March 2021
In short, there is almost no way for traditional grocers to meet these kinds of shopping demands while still making a profit.9 March 2021