Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Super Saturday, Cyber Monday—the winter season is typically full of peak purchasing days! However, this holiday shopping season brings some uncertainty given COVID-19. Help merchants prepare early for a successful holiday season by choosing a provider that supports many payment methods.

Now more than ever, customers want to pay in ways that help reduce the spread of germs and allow for social distancing. Sphere payment solutions can do just that. 56 percent of consumers begin holiday shopping the first week of November, so merchants need to get ready now!* Here’s how:


Contactless Payment Solutions

The spread of germs through cash and card-present transactions is top of mind. Contactless payment methods, such as with payment cards enabled with NFC chips, or smartphones enabled with Apple Pay or Google Pay*, help merchants and customers avoid physical interaction.


Pay Before You Go

A popular way to reduce contact is to allow customers to prepay for goods and services when possible via a remote payment option such as an online payment, text to pay, or over the phone. It’s easy to adopt these payment methods with Sphere.



Merchants can purchase an affordable EMV reader that connects to a mobile device for taking payments curbside or in remote scenarios.

Help merchants adopt payment methods today that will support any scenario this holiday season! Avoid disrupted revenue and finish the year strong!

And don’t forget – when you acquire a Sphere customer you are on your way to qualifying for a Monthly Customer Bonus! Leads submitted in the month of August that are activated by September 30, 2020 qualify for 6 points* per lead!


Terms and Conditions:

Merchant leads must be submitted between August 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020, and be in an Activated status by September 30, 2020. To qualify, a merchant must be currently processing more than $3,000 monthly. IBOs will be paid in accordance with ACN policies and procedures. All accounts subject to credit approval; some restrictions and exclusions apply to all offerings. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer valid for ACN IBOs only. Sphere reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this offer or to terminate this offer at any time in its sole and absolute discretion.

*See ACN Compass for more information on Sphere’s current merchant promotions.