POS & Payment Processing Articles
Grocery and Convenience Store IT News For VARs — January 16, 2014
A study concludes about one-third of c-stores plan to offer mobile wallet payment in the next three years. Also in the news, intelligent checklist platforms can help improve food quality and safety, and a survey shows smartphones are “shopping companions” for the demographic “mothers.”
Retail IT News For VARs — January 15, 2014
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security issued a POS malware alert. Also in the news, surveys show mobile technology is retailers’ top priority, and a survey shows the majority of businesses experience significant technology failures, but most don’t quantify their impact.
Retail VARs: Show Some Appreciation!
Many of these columns include my strongly recommending, no, urging, you to take action on adopting new technologies or adjusting your business model to include more recurring revenue. This month, I’d like to take a break to put a spotlight on what I think are some impressive actions and to publicly hand out some kudos.
Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From December 2013
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, Lavu iPad POS introduces pizza ordering tools, StrandVision enhances its digital signage service, Seiko launches a new receipt printer, Harbortouch adds new functionality, CUSTOM presents a tablet POS solution, APG Cash Drawer adds the Stratis Tablet Holder, and iTesso teams with Merchant Link.
What VARs Should Take Away From Retail’s BIG Show and EXPO
Retail’s BIG Show and EXPO is filled with insights for the IT Channel, with candid perspectives on technology needs and the role technology plays — or should play — in retail. The event, hosted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and billed as the world's leading retail event, is being held Jan. 12-15 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, preceded by a Super Saturday event on Jan. 11.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 13, 2014
In the news this weeks, analysts predict 2014 will see more tabletop tablets, more hotels taking a multichannel approach, and more hotel lobby “digital concierge” kiosks.
7 Must-Haves Before You Hire A Salesperson
I was glancing over my notes from IT Nation and came across some gems concerning hiring a salesperson. During his presentation entitled "How to Hire, Fire, Compensate & Ensure Success of a Sales Professional," Alex Rogers, CEO of CharTec, shared his 7 must-haves before you hire a salesperson. I couldn't find these anywhere online so I thought I'd share them here.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — January 9, 2014
In this week’s news, more than 200 grocery stores are a part of the rollout of inMarket apps using Apple iBeacons that send notifications of deals and rewards to shoppers in the store via their smartphones. In other news, the NRF is appealing the recent $5.7 billion swipe fee settlement.
It's Time To Respect The 'Free' POS Model
As we wrap up our February issue, which includes a feature article on a NYC-based VAR doing quite well selling Harbortouch, I thought about how many resellers we've spoken with in the past couple years who've embraced the Harbortouch model of "free" POS. The booing still exists, primarily from companies in the channel that made their livings off of high margin sales, but I hear a lot more cheering than anything else nowadays.
4 Mobile POS Mistakes To Avoid
Bill Breed, sales manager at High Meadow Business Solutions, provides a list of common mistakes resellers make when providing mobile POS systems to their customers.