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Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From December 2013
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, Lavu iPad POS introduces pizza ordering tools, StrandVision enhances its digital signage service, Seiko launches a new receipt printer, Harbortouch adds new functionality, CUSTOM presents a tablet POS solution, APG Cash Drawer adds the Stratis Tablet Holder, and iTesso teams with Merchant Link.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 13, 2014
In the news this weeks, analysts predict 2014 will see more tabletop tablets, more hotels taking a multichannel approach, and more hotel lobby “digital concierge” kiosks.
It's Time To Respect The 'Free' POS Model
As we wrap up our February issue, which includes a feature article on a NYC-based VAR doing quite well selling Harbortouch, I thought about how many resellers we've spoken with in the past couple years who've embraced the Harbortouch model of "free" POS. The booing still exists, primarily from companies in the channel that made their livings off of high margin sales, but I hear a lot more cheering than anything else nowadays.
4 Mobile POS Mistakes To Avoid
Bill Breed, sales manager at High Meadow Business Solutions, provides a list of common mistakes resellers make when providing mobile POS systems to their customers.
What Goodies Will NRF 2014 Hold In Store For The Retail Channel?
Next week is the NRF BIG Show, the biggest retail technology show of the year. While I’m not looking forward to the frigid temperatures and windy streets of NYC, I am looking forward to seeing the next step in the evolution of retail IT. This event is really a mixed bag for me. There’s so much to see and, unfortunately, not all of the solutions on display will be sold through the reseller channel. I’m on the lookout for solutions you, our reseller audience, can add to your portfolio to have a more successful 2014.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 6, 2014
Mobile apps with integrated loyalty and rewards is boosting digital gift card spending — and restaurants are planning to invest in smartphone app and other mobile technology. Also in the news, the RPI reached a five-month high in November 2013, at 101.2.
Peer-To-Peer: The Best Way To Sell Subscription-Based POS
Business Solutions interviewed Dave Iava, senior account representative for Plymouth Rock Merchant Services, for the article “Take A ‘Pay It Forward’ Approach To POS.” After Iava established Plymouth Rock, which offers payment processing services, he began providing point of sale (POS) systems for a monthly fee. Iava offers advice to other solutions providers selling “Free POS.”
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 30, 2013
In the news, analysts predict trends for hotels and restaurants and restaurant spending in 2013 was up — but visits were down.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News for VARs — December 23, 2013
The news includes advice on hotel loyalty programs, a projection that the holiday shopping season will be “positive overall,” and a question posed about whether Bluetooth could become the standard for mobile payment.
New POS System Benefits Club — And The VAR Who Installed It
James Cawdron of Manhattan POS tells how he upgrading a POS system led to additional benefits for the end user, as well as for his business.