POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. The Illusion Of Mobile Payments’ Slow Start
    1/15/2016

    Don’t be fooled into thinking that mobile payments are simply the latest fad. There’s a quiet revolution underway in how consumers make payments and how different that will be in the very near future.

  2. Target May Launch A Mobile Wallet
    1/14/2016

    Target is reportedly in the early stages of developing its own mobile wallet to compete with those already offered by Apple, Google, Samsung, and Walmart, according to Money.

  3. Are You Advising Your Merchant Clients To Upgrade To NFC Along With EMV?
    1/13/2016

    Your merchant clients that rely on you as a trusted advisor are turning to you for advice as they upgrade their payment terminals to accept EMV chip cards. One question is which additional features and functionalities could help future-proof their new solutions and protect their investments — and one of the options bound to be a part of that conversation is whether it’s necessary to include near field communication (NFC) technology.

  4. The Potential Retailers See In Beacons — And Why They Need IT Solutions Providers To Help
    1/13/2016

    It’s sometimes difficult to understand how the solutions you can provide can impact your clients’ day-to-day operations — and even the success of their businesses overall. Beacon technology is one of the latest trends coursing through retail as a means of connecting with and engaging customers.

  5. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From December 2015
    1/12/2016

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Mercury and NCC release an EMV-enabled solution, Bematech introduces its new app, Creditcall obtains PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) certification, and Clearent announces a WordPress plug-in for accepting payments. In other news, Loftware unveils the latest release of browser-based labeling solution, Janam introduces new rugged computers that support both Android and Microsoft Windows, and Toshiba adds new wireless thermal bar code printers.

  6. What Solutions Providers Can Learn From The Verizon Retail Index And New Holiday Shopping Patterns
    1/12/2016

    Your merchant clients may respond to signs the e-commerce holiday shopping season is getting longer.

  7. Is 2016 The Year The Channel Gets Into The “Data Business”?
    1/6/2016

    Regardless of technology or vertical, there was a common theme in predictions for 2016: data.  Your clients are faced with collecting, managing, analyzing, interpreting, protecting — and even figuring out ownership — of vast amounts of data, and they are going to turn to you for help.

  8. How Does Your Marketing Spend Compare With Other IT Providers?
    12/31/2015

    One area in which most solutions providers fall short with their business is with marketing. Some admit they are bad at marketing. Some convince themselves word of mouth is all they need. Others believe no marketing works after a few half-hearted attempts fell short of expectations. In preparing for an upcoming special report on marketing and solutions providers, I ran a survey to collect some data from solutions providers. The results were pretty eye-opening.

  9. 2015 Musings, 2016 Predictions
    12/24/2015

    It’s tough to not do a recap or predictions article around the New Year when you’re in the media. Editor in chief Mike Monocello says, frankly, they’re a lot of fun since it’s an opportunity to let your voice be heard and get bold. Here he takes a look back at the past  year and forward to the new one.

  10. Why MSPs Need To Consider Offering Payment Processing
    12/18/2015

    There are a number of ways managed services providers (MSPs) can benefit from offering payment processing, and the U.S. transition to EMV payment technology represents added opportunity for sales.