The Strawhecker Group

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  • Why NMI Has Scooped up Long-Time Gateway Provider USAePay - Digital Transactions

    “NMI is an online-focused player and most payment-technology providers want to offer connected, multichannel solutions, like Square and Clover,” says Jared Drieling, senior director of consulting and market intelligence for The Strawhecker Group. “This deal gives NMI card-present capabilities on top of its traditional card-not-present offerings. It’s an omnichannel play.” The Strawhecker Group is an Omaha, Neb.-based advisory firm specializing in payments.

    Related: PYMNTS Article: NMI Expands Into Omnichannel Payments With USAePay Acquisition

    “This is an exciting move by NMI and USAePay. If there’s anything 2020 taught us, it’s the importance of omnichannel,” said Mike Strawhecker, president of The Strawhecker Group (TSG), an analytics and consulting firm focused on the payments acceptance industry. “The restaurant and retail industries are prominent examples of this, but it’s true across the board. With nearly a half-century between the two companies of transacting payments, they should be able to reliably innovate at a rapid pace.”

    23 June 2021
  • ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Impact on Consumer Credit Behavior Expanding Fast - The Financial Brand

    “Positioning buy now, pay later as credit is a good way to explain it to consumers, with all the advantages that can come along with that, but also with some of the caveats.”
    — Sheridan Trent, The Strawhecker Group

    23 June 2021