POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Selling MACRA Technology To Smaller Practices
    9/28/2016

    Smaller practices might not be quite ready to take on the challenges of MACRA, but it’s never too early for MSPs to start talking tech solutions with them. Small practices in particular are going to find themselves facing an incredibly complex reimbursement environment and, according to Diagnostic Imaging, tech won’t be an option in keeping up. By Megan Williams, contributing writer

  2. Too Many Payment Options Causes Lost Sales
    9/20/2016

    A blog post on the Internet Merchants Association website notes, “I have to ask myself — is there such a thing as too many payment options? When a buyer comes to my site, what are they looking for as far as payment options? Currently I offer Paypal, Google Checkout, and a merchant account. Would I not be shooting myself in the foot by adding another payment option?”

  3. Rapidly Shifting Channel On Display At VARTECH 2016
    9/15/2016

    It’s easy to focus on the fun aspects of VARTECH 2016, BlueStar’s annual conference for its partners, held Sept. 12-13 at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. For example, I bet that just now the word in the previous sentence that jumped out to you was either “Bahamas” or “Resort,” right?

  4. Inside VARTECH: Day 2 – It’s All Upside With BlueStar’s Technical Services
    9/13/2016

    Today is the second day of VARTECH 2016 in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with BlueStar leaders about POS, payment processing, IoT, and healthcare. Today, I was able to speak with Dan Brewer, technical services manager at Bluestar. Brewer’s message is simple: VARs should be leveraging BlueStar’s many services to extend their capabilities, improve their profitability, and win more business.

  5. Inside VARTECH: Day 1 -- POS & Payments Updates
    9/12/2016

    VARTECH 2016 kicked off today in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas (yes, you read the correctly). However, before you think that this event is nothing more than an excuse to sit by a pool and drink fruity cocktails, you should know that there’s serious business going on here. Apart from the top-notch education, numerous breakout sessions, and impressive show floor named CodeZone, BlueStar has brought most of its key staff along to interact with its VAR and ISV partners. I had an opportunity to sit with a handful of departmental leaders to get a first-hand account of the trends BlueStar is seeing, as well as how the value-added distributor is dealing with those trends.

  6. POS, Payment Processing, And Data Collection News
    8/29/2016

    Seiko Introduces New Mobile Printer Line, Datalogic Announces New Multipurpose Retail Device, Zebra Unveils New Wearables Line, Vantiv Launches New Developer Resources, Creditcall, Elavon Address Unattended EMV, and Touch Dynamic Announces The Quest II Tablet.

  7. Tablets Market Still Contracting, Market For Line-Of-Business Deployments Shows Great Potential
    8/19/2016

    VDC Research tracks the global market for enterprise tablets to unveil opportunities. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  8. RetailNOW Exhibitors Showcase New And Innovative Solutions On The Show Floor
    8/10/2016

    The show floor at RetailNOW 2016 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX featured 150+ exhibitors. Business Solutions filmed product demo videos with 26 channel vendors to bring the show floor to solutions providers who were unable to attend the event.

  9. Trader Joe’s Formula For Success: Innovation, Customer Experience, & Culture
    8/10/2016

    Doug Rauch took the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2016 stage Aug. 2 to detail how, while president of Trader Joe’s, grew the company from a nine-store chain to a nationally-acclaimed retail success story with more than 340 stores in 30 states.

  10. 11 Fast Thoughts From RetailNOW 2016
    8/8/2016

    I spent nearly six full days in Dallas attending RetailNOW 2016, but it went by like a blur. Let me try to share with you some highlights from what I saw and heard July 29-Aug. 3.