POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 10, 2014
    11/10/2014

    In an article in The Drum, Alcone Advertising founder Matt Alcone recommends the following advice for leveraging the use of beacons in stores: Be creative because the technology itself will eventually become a commodity that everyone has; integrate beacon technology with other marketing applications; use the technology to deliver messages and to collect data; use the technology in venues outside of retail such as sports stadiums; and experiment with different offers, messages and strategies.

  2. Advancements In Mobile Wallet Technology Help Increase Market Size
    11/7/2014

    In September, Grand View Research released its Mobile Wallet Market Analysis, following Apple’s announcement of ApplePay.

  3. American Express Will Provide Assistance For Merchant Adoption Of Secure Payment Terminals
    11/5/2014

    American Express was already poised to aid the EMV transition when President Obama signed an executive order as the first step in the “Buy Secure” initiative, designed to hasten the universal adoption of EMV chip-and-PIN cards in the U.S.

  4. President Obama Signs “Buy Secure” Initiative
    11/4/2014

    Executive order will implement EMV security measures to safeguard consumer transaction data.

  5. Creating A Content Marketing Strategy For VARs
    11/3/2014

    It can be tempting for a company to use its content outlets, such as blogs, social media, eBooks, and other articles, as avenues of self-promotion. They use these distribution channels to advertise new products, customer acquisitions, or other business wins. While the business owners and employees may love reading these updates, customers don't. Instead, for value-added resellers (VARs) to ensure the continued loyalty and engagement of their audiences, companies need to create content that appeals to these customers.

  6. More Companies Focus On Customer Insights
    11/3/2014

    A new study from Kantar Retail reports that retailers and manufacturers have moved an increasing number of employees to the “shopper insights” function.

  7. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 3, 2014
    11/3/2014

    In the news, cyberattack activity has increased just before the holiday shopping season, and the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center now has more than 100 members.

  8. RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview: Author Chip Heath Will Present Sessions On Change, Decision Making
    10/31/2014

    Chip Heath is the featured speaker for INSPIRE 2015, the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event for thought leaders in retail technology, January 25-28, 2015, at the Grand Wailea Resort & Convention Center, Maui, HI.

  9. IT Professsionals Need To Build Better Relationships With Other Departments, Report Says
    10/31/2014

    IT professionals need to pay more attention to the relationships they have with people in other business units and be less concerned about resources, according to a recent report by Information Week.

  10. 2014 Holiday Spending Survey Released By The NRF
    10/29/2014

    How does this year’s holiday shopping season stack up compared to 2013? A survey from the National Retail Foundation (NRF) highlights the expected shopping trends for the 2014 holiday season.

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