POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Common Mistakes Made In The Retail Vertical
    8/12/2014

    When providing IT solutions in the retail field, VARs can sometimes focus on technology and not people. Along with the views they shared for our Partner Program Insider, the following industry leaders gave their opinions on the common mistakes solutions providers make when selling to customers in the retail vertical.

  2. Why Your Limited-Service Restaurant Customers Need Online Ordering
    8/11/2014

    A new Technomic study reveals that in order to remain competitive, limited-service restaurants must evolve to meet the varied needs of customers. One area where limited-service restaurants can adapt to the market is online ordering and/or delivery. Consumers indicate that convenient delivery or ordering services, such as call-ahead or online ordering, could encourage them to patronize limited-service restaurants more often. 

  3. How Beacon Technology Advances Unified Commerce
    8/11/2014

    In today’s competitive market, retailers are focusing on implementing unified commerce, “the evolution of both multi-channel and omni-channel retailing that provides a seamless experience in the store, on the Web or anywhere customers choose to shop,” according to a blog post by Ken Morris of Boston Retail Partners.

  4. The Top VAR Opportunities In Retail
    8/11/2014

    A recent BSM article reported on what industry professionals thought were the most significant trends and opportunities for VARs in the retail sector.  The following industry leaders also shared their insights on the topic...

  5. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — August 8, 2014
    8/9/2014

    In the news this week, two hotels are rolling out new technology aimed at enhancing the customer experience. Also, the National Restaurant Association reports although trends softened somewhat in June, restaurants are optimistic about the coming months.

  6. Retail IT News For VARs — August 8, 2014
    8/9/2014

    In news this week, the National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts K-12 back-to-school spending will total about $26.5 billion. Also, assisting customers virtually seems to be trending.

  7. RetailNOW Panelists Tell The Secret Of Better Employees: A Better Boss
    8/7/2014

    This year’s W2W event on Monday at RetailNOW featured a panel discussion on the topic of leadership. W2W, the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) community that is a resource and support for women in the Retail IT industry, based the discussion on the book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek.

  8. RSPA Passes Chairperson Gavel To BSM’s Roddy
    8/7/2014

    Business Solutions magazine (BSM) President Jim Roddy became 2014-15 RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) Board Chairperson on Tuesday when 2013-14 Chair Lynn Skurla passed the gavel to him during a ceremony at RetailNOW in Orlando, FL.

  9. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — August 7, 2014
    8/7/2014

    In the news this week, the NACS joins the merchant community in calling for security standards, and Heartland Payment Systems provides some insights into data security and mobile payments.

  10. As-A-Service Business Model Gains Traction On RetailNOW Stage
    8/7/2014

    I was thrilled the as-a-Service business model was discussed often during the final day of RetailNOW 2014 on Aug. 6 in Orlando, FL. The concept was featured prominently in the 8:00 a.m. “View From The Top” leadership panel — dominated by hardware vendors and distributors — and was the sole topic of the 9:00 a.m. session that followed in the conference’s main auditorium.

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