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Dealers Can Profit By Accelerating Change To The POS In 2014
Heads up POS providers — apps have gotten better! Take a second to look at your phone and consider your favorite apps. Whether they help you connect, consolidate news feeds, find deals or speed up your checkout at the coffee shop — these apps have definitely gotten better. They meet specific consumer needs while fitting into our daily routine more seamlessly. In the process, these apps have raised consumer expectations for what user experiences should be. It’s key to remember that these app users are also the consumers that shop at our merchant locations and the business owners that evaluate and select POS (point of sale) systems. Increasingly, both consumers and business owners will demand a more app-like experience from their in-store POS interaction. These increased expectations of the POS will provide opportunities for Dealers to profit from transitioning the POS to a more app-like experience.
Who’s Educating Your Customers About Digital Signage?
Instead of focusing exclusively on selling POS, Tom Jones, TSE with Ingram Micro, says to consider selling digital signage solutions and services — earning recurring revenue and beating your competitors to the punch.
University Of British Columbia: Using Cashless Vending To Enhance Service Across The Campus
For students, faculty, alumni, supporters, and administrators, there’s no doubt that higher education has evolved into an uber-competitive industry. Students must compete with other highly qualified individuals to secure coveted acceptances. And institutions, for their part, must vie with other schools around the world to attract world-class talent.
7 Ways Your Retail Clients Can Use IP Video — In Addition To Security
Gadi Piran, president of OnSSI, explains that video in the retail environment has many uses beyond surveillance and can provide high value to retailers who embrace the expanding capabilities and surprising cost-effectiveness of IP-based networked video.
BYOD: A Battle Of Devices
Along with the benefits of BYOD, comes great responsibility for businesses. Christophe Naasz, Business Development Director, Star Micronics, lists ways to manage BYOD and how you can show ROI to your customers.
How Can VARs Compete Against Square?
After initially underestimating the threat of Square, processors and ISOs are now directly competing with Square every day. Kevin Kogler, president of Microbiz, details the differences between processing plans, offering help to identify what types of merchants benefit from Square’s flat rate pricing model, and what types of businesses should stick with a traditional merchant account.
5 Ways To Minimize Threat Of Data Breaches
Payment processors can work with their acquirers and independent sales organizations (ISOs) to help minimize the threat of data breaches. Tedd Huff, director of product management for TSYS' Merchant Segment, lists five ways.
The Top 4 Things Restaurants Want From POS Solutions
Walker Thompason, VP of sale and marketing for WhenToManage Restaurant Solutions says those top four things are: data, data, data — and more data. He lists four types of data that are beneficial to your customers.
What Everybody Has To Know About EMV
Gene Michaud, CEO of tGrowth Solutions, explains EMV, its benefits, and channel opportunities.
How Big Data And Analytics Are Driving Big Results
It used to be that the business battle cry for merchants was acquire, acquire, acquire. But Bill Clark, CEO of Spindle, says, today, having too rigid a focus on anything can be detrimental. Merchants today must be more imaginative, creative, and open-minded to the sales and service possibilities that technology provides, including the ability to transform one-time shoppers into loyal return customers — retention, retention, retention has become the new charge of the day.