POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Addressing Headcount In Managed Services
    7/24/2015

    VARs looking to make the transition to managed services need to overcome some hurdles. We’ve been writing about them for a while now. Cash flow, training, a different sales methodology, selecting the right automation tools, etc. Another hurdle is running an efficient business. With that in mind, here’s a tough pill for many to swallow: Many VARs who have historically been project-/break-fix-based probably have a headcount issue.

  2. Why Retail VARs Should Consider Tablet POS Hardware With Universal OS Support
    7/23/2015

    If you are grappling with the decision of which operating system your tablet point of sale (POS) hardware should support, Paul Rasori, EVP, product and marketing, for Powa Technologies, says the answer could be: Don’t limit yourself to one. In this exclusive interview with Business Solutions, Rasori explains the importance of universal support for iOS, Android, and Windows to you and your merchant IT clients — now and in the future.

  3. RetailNOW 2015 Sneak Peek: Time-Tested Rules For Hiring & Retaining Salespeople
    7/21/2015

    I can’t promise the channel executives who attend my RSPA RetailNOW 2015 presentation — titled “8 Time-Tested Rules For Hiring & Retaining Salespeople (Rule 6 Almost Started A Fistfight)” — will achieve perfection in their sales team-building activities. Even Hall of Fame hiring managers don’t bat 1.000, especially in sales.

  4. RetailNOW 2015 To Feature KLA Group’s Kendra Lee In Sales Training Sessions
    7/17/2015

    RetailNOW 2015, the Retail Solution Providers Association (RSPA) trade show event for the retail technology and point of sale industry, has announced Kendra Lee, founder and president of KLA Group will be leading sales training sessions on Wednesday, August 5.

  5. RSPA Announces RetailNOW 2015 W2W, Canadian, And Entrepreneur Community Events
    7/17/2015

    RetailNOW 2015, the Retail Solution Providers Association (RSPA) trade show event for the retail technology and point of sale industry, announced three events hosted by the association’s Canadian, W2W, and Entrepreneur Communities.

  6. 3 Lessons I Learned From A Harbortouch VAR
    7/16/2015

    I recently had a conversation with a retail and restaurant IT reseller. This VAR used to be a salesperson for one of the largest VARs in the United States. He would often have million dollar years as far as sales were concerned. His pay was good, but he wanted more. He left to start his own business.

  7. PCI SSC EMV VAR/ISV Qualification Program Aims To Help Expedite EMV Rollout
    7/16/2015

    Time is running out for merchants to adopt EMV-enabled payment systems. As of October 1, liability for payment card fraud shifts from issuers to merchants if they have the technology least compliant with EMV.

  8. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From June 2015
    7/14/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, TSYS and PAX Technology launch a semi-integrated solution, NCC offers an EMV-enabled interface with Reflection POS, Zebra introduces a managed services platform and new support services, and ScanSource collaborates with Star Micronics. In other news, Pivotal Payments launches a point-to-point encryption solution, Datacap releases an EVM toolkit for ISVs, Auto-Star announced PA-DSS 3.0 certification, and Janam releases a new handheld RFID reader.

  9. Retail Shrink Tops $44 Billion In 2014
    7/9/2015

    Retailers lost $44 billion as a result of shoplifting, employee and vendor theft, and administrative error (collectively called inventory shrink) in 2014, totaling 1.38 percent of total sales.

  10. Millennials In The Work Place: It Means Change — For The Better
    7/8/2015

    Now, 50 percent of the national workforce is comprised of millennials, according to a new report from LogMeIn’s subsidiary JoinMe. In 25 years, that number will jump to 75 percent of the workforce.

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