This is the second of three Business Solutions articles sharing observations from a Chip Heath business book. Heath will be the featured speaker for the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) INSPIRE 2015 conference January 25-28 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, and I think studying his writing is a great way to prepare for the event.
Creditcall CTO: Migrate Systems To EMV Now
Jeremy Gumbley, CTO of Creditcall, tells how the U.S. compares to other countries’ progress in their EMV migration at a year before the deadline, as well as what IT solutions providers should be doing for their customers now.
Mobile Apps Expected To Impact Holiday Sales
Mobile marketing company Artisan Mobile has released the results of a September 2014 research campaign revealing that mobile apps will drive a bigger part of holiday sales this year.
From App Developer To Enterprise-Class POS Provider In Less Than 24 Months
How a start-up mobile retail solutions provider won massive clients in its second year of operation, consistently doubling revenue along the way.
Merging Break-Fix And Managed Services
A successful MSP and VAR merger leads to a projected 100% revenue growth this year.
Social Marketing Tool, POS Solution Increase Reseller’s Business 40%
A cold call to a pizzeria led this reseller to a POS sale that also included payment processing recurring revenue.
Sub-$1300 All-In-One POS Terminals Product Review - Table Of Contents
A VAR evaluates 7 sub-$1,300 all-in-one POS terminals and shares the pros and cons of each.
Big Data is changing the business equation. Businesses are starting to realize data is a gold mine of valuable information, and, if understood, it could be used to detect patterns in behavior and predict future outcomes.
System solutions for retailers keeping pace with industry’s rapid evolution.
These days there’s a lot of pressure to get your price points perfect. Ask too much, and you’ll limit your customer base. Ask too little, and you’ll hurt your profitability or client perception. Learn the factors that really matter when developing your prices.
Real-time information requires reliable wireless connectivity. Period. Today, enterprises can’t operate without either. Yet for some — seaports, rail yards, airports, and outdoor manufacturing yards — achieving both remains a challenging proposition. In addition to the vast areas that require coverage, these environments also contain materials — such as metal containers, heavy equipment, liquids, and other 2.4 GHz networks — that wreak havoc on Wi-Fi signals.
When it comes to payment data security, what you don’t know certainly can hurt you. And when you operate several retail stores—each with multiple payment and other network-attached devices—there’s plenty you don’t know at any given point.
What are POS systems capable of?
More than 340 million computer records have been involved in security breaches in the U.S. since 2005 and 80% of attacks target small businesses...
For many in the retail systems dealer community, internet-enabled remote access and support capabilities have been a godsend. Countless resellers, ISVs, and tech integrators have successfully expanded their geographic market reach while simultaneously lowering their support costs by enabling remote support, whereby many hardware and software issues can be diagnosed— and often fixed—without the need for an expensive truck roll and an on-site technician. Remote access to merchant POS systems is also an increasingly popular means of inexpensively executing software updates and conducting end-user training.
We at BlueStar, along with our mobility vendors and ISV partners, believe that offering the right tools, solutions, and education we can build a strong foundation for our partners selling and implementing mobility solutions.
Creditcall makes card acceptance simple from any device, anywhere. Whether attended, unattended, online or mobile payments, our award-winning EMV-ready payment gateway and EMV Migration solutions are at the very heart of our clients’ businesses, ensuring payments flow – all day, every day.
APG Cash Drawer, LLC
For more than 30 years, APG Cash Drawer has been designing and delivering cash drawers with a variety of size, color, interface, and integration options. An APG cash drawer will provide years of smooth, trouble free service with virtually no downtime, no service required, and no headaches. Our cash drawers are so well constructed and so reliable that our customers install them and forget them - even in the most demanding environments.
Merchant Warehouse is an industry leader in developing and delivering award-winning and innovative payment processing solutions and merchant account services to developers, ISVs, VARs and merchants nationwide.
VTech is the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones, and the largest supplier of electronic learning products from infancy to preschool in the US and Western Europe. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services.
SATO America, Inc.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
Unitech FC77 Presentation Scanner
The Unitech FC77 is the ideal on-counter 2D imager scanner for retailers that require high performance in a compact design. Capable of scanning all common 1D, composite, stacked and 2D barcodes, the FC77 is also able to scan digital barcodes (including QR codes) off smartphones and tablets.
Report Manager - An Easy And Fast Way To QUANTIFY The Value of Your Managed Services
Report Manager is an essential tool to quickly and easily quantify the value of managed services, drive the right IT discussions, and build a Trusted Advisor relationship with customers.
Zebra Mobile QLn Series Label Printer
Zebra’s popular QL™ family of direct thermal mobile label printers has built a highly satisfied following based upon its proven dropresistant durability; user-friendly, productivity-boosting features; and easy integration.
Motorola Symbol LS3578-FZ Rugged, Cordless Scanner With Integrated Bluetooth
The Motorola LS3578 Series of Bluetooth-enabled cordless laser bar code scanners combine superior data capture quality with ergonomic, yet rugged, features to meet the demands of any industrial application - in the yard, warehouse, distribution center or manufacturing plant. With rugged design, integrated Bluetooth capabilities and a wide working range for scanning items at varying distances, these scanners arrive ready for real-time data capture.
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