Newsletter | January 29, 2014

01.29.14 -- Is Tablet POS Ready For Prime Time?

Business Solutions

In This Issue:

What Retail VARs Missed At NRF 2014
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief NRF wrapped up the other day in NYC’s Jacob Javits Convention Center. I’m sure every exhibitor on the floor could tell you how or why they have some new innovation that will reshape the industry. Most are just buying into their own marketing hype and are self-delusional. I was on the lookout for the information and news that would matter most to retail VARs. Following are some of my notes from the show.
Featured Articles
Thermal Transfer Vs. Direct Thermal Printing: Five Key Considerations
This easy-to-understand white paper clearly describes the differences between thermal transfer and direct thermal printing, and charts the strengths and weaknesses of both technologies. Detailed explanations reveal the key issues to consider when deciding the most suitable technology for your label printing and/or print and apply application.
VAR Launches POS Business After Favor For Friend
Sometimes opportunities pop up in the unlikeliest places. Just ask Chris Pace, who ended up with a new business after doing a friend favor – to replace a legacy POS system in the friend’s coffee shop with an iPad- based solution. After researching available options, Pace assembled a solution consisting of iPads, a ShopKeep POS application, and APG Vasario cash drawers.
Is Tablet POS Ready For Prime Time?
By Brian Albright, Business Solutions magazine
Keep your tablet point of sale options open and flexible, or risk missing out on new business.
VARs, ISVs Rate The Payments Industry
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
Exclusive research reveals how VARs and ISVs feel their payment processing partners are performing.
Will 2014 Be The Year For Mass Mobile Payments Adoption?
By Jay McCall
Although mobile payment conversations have been “in the works” for the past decade, there’s good reason for retail VARs to get ready now for big changes happening in the near future.
Low Margins, High Volume: The New POS Sales Model
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief, Integrated Solutions For Retailers
New POS resellers might not know the rush that came with big-time hardware deals, but what they don’t know isn’t hurting them.
Financing Options Your Customers Will Love
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
Solutions providers share how they handle customers who need to finance projects and how it reinforces their role as a trusted advisor.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs
By Anna Rose Welch, contributing writer
In the news, the number of mobile wallet users is expected to grow to 113 million by 2017, and a survey finds that mobile technology is driving advances in payments technology.
Are Retail VARs Missing The Customer Experience Bandwagon?
By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine
BSM's Jim Roddy reports two trends from  Retail’s BIG Show, hosted by the NRF in New York City last week: One, the top issue retailers care about today is enhancing the customer experience; and two, channel executives told me they believe more  than 90 percent of retail resellers aren’t helping their clients enhance the customer experience.
Tablet-Based POS Transforms Craft Beer Store's Operations
A job well done brings many rewards, and if you’re in the business of developing and installing POS software, rewards can come in the form of customer referrals. Such was the case when Revel Systems got an inquiry to replace the cash registers at a San Francisco craft beer store with an iPad-based POS solution and APG cash drawers.
Most Popular News
Mercury Unveils Mobile- And Social-Powered Gift Card And Rewards Service To Help Small Business Merchants Grow
POS-X Unveils A Brand Refresh And Introduces Two New Products
Panasonic Announces Future Product Expansion With Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Handheld At NRF2014 EXPO
Honeywell Debuts New Scanning And Payment Accessory For Ipad Mini At NRF 2014 Expo
Epson Partners Showcase Mobile And Web-Based Printing With Epson's ePOS Technology
BIXOLON Introducing The Tablet PC-Based mPOS At Retail's BIG Show
APG Cash Drawer To Exhibit New Global And Mobile Cash Drawer Solutions At NRF 2014
IQinVision Announces Next Generation Alliance-mx Dome Cameras
DVTEL Unveils Horizon 6.3 NVR Platform
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Certifies VeriFone Terminals For Point Of Sale Software
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BluePRO Bluetooth Enabled Cash Drawers
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AXIS M70 Video Encoder Series
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