BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National Merchants DayTM (#NMDNYC, http://nationalmerchantday.com) , taking place on February 16, 2017 in New York City, celebrates the latest in payments innovation, bringing together merchants, solution providers and consumers to recognize those who transform the shopping experience, is pleased to announce that Patrick Gauthier, Vice President of External Payments at Amazon, will talk about the future of retail and how Amazon is enabling it.
#NMDNYC allows attendees to experience the cutting-edge technology that will transform the next generation of commerce—from New York and beyond. The latest innovations will be shown, with leading payment technologies from cutting edge solution providers. Attendees will hear from the visionaries who are leading the way, through compelling bite-sized 15-minute main stage speaker sessions to a beta exchange showcasing the latest in payment innovation.
As PYMNTS’ CEO Karen Webster wrote in a recent article on the state of retail, National Merchant Day (#NMDNYC) is PYMNTS’ annual focus on the innovators and innovation that will help storefronts that line main streets and side streets of our local communities survive. This event will give them a hands-on way to experience how innovation can create new models and new experiences that delight consumers and strengthen the retailers eager to embrace it.
After all, every large merchant started out as a small one.
Starbucks was a single storefront that didn’t even brew coffee back in 1971. Shake Shack was a food cart in Madison Square Park when it opened in 2004. Clover Food Labs was one food truck with a Square reader in Boston in 2008. Sunglass Hut was a kiosk in a Miami Mall in 1971, and H&M was one store for decades after it first opened in 1947.
National Merchant Day includes Fortune 500 sponsors like Mastercard®, First Data® and Chase®, Amazon, one of America’s Best Small Companies, ACI, and innovators like Loop Commerce, Signifyd, Riskified and Vyze.
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