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February 20, 2019

Valentine’s Day: Did You Cash In or Cash Out?

Last week we observed Valentine’s Day. Perhaps you celebrated because your business is doing well. Maybe you celebrated because you had someone to shower with candy and flowers. Either way, a lot of money changes hands on this 600-year-old novelty holiday. Americans spent a whopping $30 billion dollars celebrating the day of love. The biggest benefactors of Valentine’s Day are merchants. Many of these merchants are in specific industries that Chosen Payments services. This includes restaurants, bars, jewelry stores, limo services, hotels, and pet supply companies. You read that right: 3% of Americans by Valentine’s gifts for their pets. Of...Read more


February 19, 2019

Despite Problems, Facebook Is Still King of Social Media

While you may hear people claim to be “done with Facebook,” the numbers don’t lie. Facebook continues to grow and remain the king of social media platforms. Facebook continued to grow in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite predictions that the social media giant would lose its hold on users in the wake of online privacy and security concerns. In January 2018 Facebook released its 4th quarter 2018 and year-end results. The fact is, Facebook’s daily active user base actually increased 9 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the platform reached 1.52 daily users in...Read more