POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Misconceptions Your Merchant Clients May Have About PCI Compliance
    12/16/2015

    An infographic from TransFirst highlights some of the common misconceptions retailers have about PCI compliance. This information provides insights that can help VARs better understand and serve their merchant clients.

  7. Answers To 3 Real-Life Questions About Working EMV Solutions
    12/15/2015

    As your merchant clients migrate to EMV and train employees on their new payment solutions, they are probably turning to you with problems they encounter or with questions on best practices. Your ability to help a merchant through the transition to EMV and to move past problems and concerns can further establish you as a trusted advisor with your client. 

  8. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From November 2015
    12/11/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Datacap, Sterling, and Vantiv announce certified U.S. EMV solutions, TSYS certified TranSend RevChip EMV software, Heartland addresses EMV for LiquorPOS merchants, Seagull Scientific launches BarTender 2016, Lightspeed POS acquires SEOshop and launches a new e-commerce platform, and MMF POS introduces new cash drawer platforms.

  9. Euclid Analytics: Black Friday May Never Be The Same
    12/11/2015

    The Black Friday Retail Benchmarks report from Euclid Analytics asserts Black Friday 2015 was a turning point in the struggle between online and brick-and-mortar stores: they’re starting to “co-exist nicely.”

  10. Who Are The Top Vendors In The $44.2 Billion Retail Software Market?
    12/10/2015

    Research from global research and advisory firm IHL Group, ranks top vendors in the Software and SaaS, a global market worth more than $44 billion annually.