Newsletter | February 4, 2013

02.04.13 -- Making Mobile POS Pay

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Point of Sale & Payment Processing Edition

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RSPA INSPIRE 2013 Day 1 Recap: Ownership Thinking 101
By Mike Monocello, chief editor
Hello from Curacao (pronounced cur-a-sow) in the Caribbean! I’m here at RSPA INSPIRE 2013 where day one of the event’s education just kicked off. I’ve really been looking forward to the education here at INSPIRE since I first spoke with Tom Bouwer, the event’s three-day keynote speaker.
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RSPA INSPIRE 2013 Day 2 Recap: The Reality Of A SaaS Model
By Mike Monocello, chief editor
Since we kicked off this blog early last year, one of our major themes has been the importance of a recurring revenue model. Heck, at this point, I’ve covered the topic from all sorts of angles. Today I was presented some information at the RSPA INSPIRE conference that made me realize that I missed one of the most obvious angles: simple math.
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Niche Market, Major Opportunity
By Matt Pillar, Business Solutions magazine
POS resellers are foolish to overlook ethnic grocery stores; their numbers have exploded with Asian/Hispanic population growth, and they’re buying lots of technology.
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Making Mobile POS Pay
By Brian Albright, Business Solutions magazine
Speedy deployment services and cost consciousness help win a wireless POS bid for a price-sensitive client.
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NRF 2013 Reveals Products That Smart VARs Will Be Eager To Sell
By Mike Monocello, chief editor
I just returned to the office after a few days in NYC for the NRF Big Show, the retail industry’s largest show of the year. There were two aspects of this show that I was particularly interested in.
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When Payment Vendors Come Calling
By Brian Albright, Business Solutions magazine
Considering new payment partners? Make sure they can add value — and don’t get bogged down in an unwieldy integration project.
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The State Of PCI And The VAR, ISV & Retailer Ecosystem
By Mike Monocello, chief editor
Point of sale technology has been evolving at a very rapid pace. At the same time, the payments space has seen an equal amount of change. In both cases, mobility is often at the center of the change, and, in both cases, the changes mean that value-added resellers (VARs) and independent software vendors (ISVs), who are installing and/or creating solutions for merchants, are forced to keep up.
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Video

Video: What VARs Can Learn From The "Long Tail" Concept
By APG Cash Drawer

Business Solutions magazine president Jim Roddy sits down with executives from APG Cash Drawer in an exclusive series of interviews at APG's headquarters in Minneapolis. In this interview, four APG executives define the Long Tail concept, explain how VARs can implement effective Long Tail systems, and discuss specific Long Tail principles resellers can apply to improve their business.
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Case Study

VAR's POS Upgrade Leads To 30% Increase In Throughput For Grocery Chain
By CognitiveTPG

Super Value Foods is a 14-store chain of grocery stores located in Nassau, Bahamas. The stores average between 12 and 16 lanes in each store with a high volume of transactions. Three years ago, the chain embarked on a plan to upgrade the POS registers in all of the stores.
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White Paper

Using Mobile Point Of Sale Solutions To Enhance The Customer Experience
By Zebra Technologies

The process of checking out in a store hasn’t changed much since the 1950s: Shoppers choose the merchandise they want to purchase and then approach fixed counters and store associates to pay for the items.
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Elo And Retail Pro Demonstrate Adaptive POS Solution

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