Newsletter | July 30, 2014

07.30.14 -- What's Apple Up To In Payments?

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What's Apple Up To In Payments?
By Kevin Kogler
By Kevin Kogler The POS (point of sale) and payments communities were hoping that Apple would provide some visibility into its strategy for mobile payments at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) held in early June in San Francisco. However, Tim Cook’s and Craig Federighi’s keynotes made no direct mention to how Apple would pursue “payments” — not even a reference to NFC technology.
UP TAB™ is UP Solution’s tablet POS solution for merchants. Powered by its highly successful UP Restaurant® software, UP TAB™ integrates the merchant’s cash register, credit card terminal, and receipt printer, all with a small footprint and designed within UP’s cloud infrastructure. Learn more.
Featured Articles
The Ultimate EMV Cheat Sheet: Everything ISVs, Integrators And VARs Need To Know About EMV Migration
Around the globe, countries have adopted EMV technology to combat against fraud. A report from Europol says 80 percent of fraud outside the European Union, using EU payment cards, occurs in the U.S.
5 Tips For Choosing A Point Of Sale System
By Abbie Sawyer
For small business, a point of sale system can be the vital heartbeat of your daily workflow and long-term growth. It can be a challenge narrowing down the features and functionality you’re going to need, but don’t worry.
Infographic: New Revenue Streams From Today's Modern Retailer
If you are serious about transitioning to an as-a-Service model, it’s time to step back and take another look at your clients’ ecosystem.
Harbortouch Offers Innovative Partnership Program For Resellers
By David Cuppett
As tablet POS systems have begun to saturate the market and reduce margins for resellers, Harbortouch has pioneered the “as-a-Service” business model that offers VARs a chance to regain profitability and stability in their portfolios.
The Top 5 Alternative Payment Methods VARs Should Keep An Eye On
By Russ Harty
Which solutions should VARs recommend to their customers? What benefits does each provide? While some new payment options hold definitive value for businesses today, others merit a wait-and-see approach.
No Time For POS Downtime
By Jay McCall
Your retail clients can lose tens of thousands of dollars an hour if their brick-and-mortar or online point of sale systems crash, making BDR (backup and disaster recovery) a must-have.
Placing All Bets On Workforce Management
By Jay McCall
This ISV’s all-in approach to developing a complete, modular-based WFM (workforce management) and human capital management solution was key to its more than 20 percent revenue growth in 2013.
Pine Islands Nursery — Harvesting The Benefits Of Better Labeling
A clever alternative to generic labels, the new custom picture tags from Pine Island include a full-color product image and important planting information. With the help of SATO America, the company designed and developed a new tag for its trees.
  Harbortouch is a leading national provider of touch screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the "as-a-Service" model, Harbortouch offers an unprecedented "free" POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs. For more information about Harbortouch, visit or email
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