POS & Payment Processing Articles
Harbortouch Highlights What Restaurants Want From POS
Business Solutions asked Jared Isaacman, CEO of Harbortouch, about point of sale (POS) systems for hospitality, which features are in demand from restaurant owners — and from customers — and how resellers can help restaurants get the most out of their systems.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — January 30, 2014
In the news is the importance of smartphones in personalization and marketing initiatives, and predictions that location-based marketing could be worth $10 billion by 2018.
Retail IT News For VARs — January 29, 2014
Topics in the news include the growth of location-based marketing, Top 100 Retailers’ implementation of RFID initiatives, and a study that shows CIOs’ plans for new technologies — mobile devices, mobile payments, digital signage, and mobile POS. Data-centric security is also expected to trend.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 27, 2014
In the news, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) is predicting industry sales to reach $683 billion in 2014. Also, NRA includes in its 2014 Industry Forecast that restaurant customers are looking to engage more with restaurants via smartphone or tablet.
How The Target Credit Card Breach Could Have Been Avoided
By now, you’ve probably heard about the credit card data breach that occurred at Target and other retail chains over the holidays. While Target hasn’t released all the details of what happened, malware was supposedly involved and many believe the culprit was a nasty bit of software known as BlackPOS. Some are also speculating that malware similar to BlackPOS, called Reedum, was to blame.
Regardless of the questions being asked, let’s be clear about one thing: the Target breach could have been prevented and the data of your customers can be made safe. Today. With no chip-and-PIN or EMV.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — January 23, 2014
In the news, a study shows monitoring shopping habits and preferences using smartphones could produce valuable data for grocers. Also, top grocery trends for 2014 include “Click and Collect” — select online and pick up in store — programs and a move to online sales circulars.
Retail IT News For VARs — January 22, 2014
In the news are predictions that most mobile apps and BYOD programs will not succeed. Also, a study reveals customers are more willing to provide personal information if it is exchanged for a good deal, and a poll shows customers find POS prompts “intrusive.”
Are Retail VARs Missing The Customer Experience Bandwagon?
BSM's Jim Roddy reports two trends from Retail’s BIG Show, hosted by the NRF in New York City last week: one, the top issue retailers care about today is enhancing the customer experience, and two, channel executives told me they believe more than 90 percent of retail resellers aren’t helping their clients enhance the customer experience.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 20, 2014
In the news, the number of mobile wallet users is expected to grow to 113 million by 2017, and a survey finds that mobile technology is driving advances in payments technology.
Financing Options Your Customers Will Love
Solutions providers share how they handle customers who need to finance projects and how it reinforces their role as a trusted advisor.