POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Advice To Share With Your POS Clients Considering A Move To The Cloud
    12/9/2015

    Merchants are discovering that the cloud is the future of point of sale (POS), as TransFirst points out, offering numerous advantages from the ability to adopt Web-based software technology in the form of payment gateways.

  2. 2015 Verizon Retail Index Gives Insights Into Broadband, Mobile Holiday Traffic
    12/9/2015

    The Verizon Retail Index has been tracking broadband and mobile shopping patterns, and found that consumers were saving their holiday shopping for the weekend following Cyber Monday, posting a  healthy shopping weekend for both online and mobile retailers.

  3. RSPA Spreads The Word About Visa QIR Certification Requirement, Helps VARs Respond
    12/8/2015

    In this interview, Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) President Kelly Funk tells how the association is assisting VARs with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR) certification and is working to spread the word that, effective March 31, 2016, Visa is requiring acquirers to ensure all newly boarded Level 4 merchants have point of sale (POS) application and terminal installation and integration performed by professionals with this certification.

  4. Your Merchant IT Client Is Facing A Challenge. Be Ready With The Solution
    12/8/2015

    Your merchant IT clients may find during busy times — like the holiday shopping season — inefficiencies or deficits in their infrastructure become more apparent. This could present an opportunity for you to start a conversation about how technology solutions can help them win business and customer loyalty and reach their business goals.

  5. SMB Owner Confidence At A Three-Year High
    12/8/2015

    Small business owners are demonstrating confidence in the economy at the highest levels in three years, according to Bank of America’s annual Small Business Owner Report.

  6. Mercury Payment Systems Helps Partners Become PCI QIR Certified
    12/4/2015

    The Security Pays initiative launched by Mercury Payment Systems, a Vantiv company, is assisting more than 500 partners with education and support to help them achieve Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR) certification. The company recently announced that after only three months 50 of its partners are QIR certified.

  7. Visa: VARs, Integrators Must Be QIR Certified
    12/3/2015

    Understand recent changes to PCI QIR requirements, what to expect from the course and exam, and how the Retail Solutions Providers Association can help.

  8. iSheriff States “Omni-Channel Needs Omni-Security”
    12/3/2015

    A white paper from iSheriff highlights how the adoption of new technologies in the retail industry necessitates new strategies to protect data across all channels.

  9. Two Problems Facing Every MSP
    12/1/2015

    At IT Nation, I sat in on a great session led by Bradley Gross, an attorney who specializes in IT law. The session, “5 Problems Plaguing Every MSP,” was loaded with great real-life scenarios that lead to potential legal problems for IT solutions providers. The first two problems were closely related and, I believe, relevant not only to established MSPs, but VARs just making the transition to MSP. After all, when you’re setting up your services business, you might as well do it the right way out of the gate, yes?

  10. VARs: Must The EMV Solutions You Are Providing Accept PINs?
    11/30/2015

    As U.S. consumers began using EMV cards this fall, many retailers began to push for the use of personal identification numbers (PINs) along with the new chip credit cards to create an additional layer of security to protected financial information.