The data is in…credit and debit card purchase volumes continue to rise. Results from a 2017 annual update to the Federal Reserve Payments Study show total payments grew from $103.5 billion to $111.1 billion from 2015 to 2016. It is clear that card acceptance is quickly becoming a “must have” for even the most remote restaurants, retailers and events. Fortunately, payment technology and innovation has begun to display the flexibility required to meet growing demands.