POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. The Fight For Net Neutrality And How It Affects VARs
    7/8/2014

    Net neutrality has become a hot topic among politicians and those interested in a free and unfettered Internet. According to a govtech.com article, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that would exchange the Internet’s current data neutrality, “allowing prioritized traffic in instances where it is deemed ‘commercially reasonable.’” Businesses could pay Internet service providers (ISP) to have their content delivered at faster speeds.

  2. Bill Pay Option For POS Systems Catching On With Retailers’ Cash-Only Customers
    7/7/2014

    Most people typically pay their bills with a check, debit card, or online. Some, however, prefer the privacy of paying cash. According to a csnews.com article, point of sale (POS) cash payment technology has made it easier and quicker than ever for the roughly 68 million cash-based consumers in America to pay their bills. In addition, convenience and grocery stores are benefitting from the new technology as well, with those paying their bills spending additional cash within the stores themselves.

  3. How To Help Your Merchant Clients Build Customer Databases With mPOS
    7/3/2014

    Craig Tieken, vice president of product for TransFirst, tells how to enable your merchant client to  build a customer database with data collected through mobile point of sale (mPOS), how to enable them to collect data, and some of the metrics your client can track.

  4. NRF Study Shows Change In Organized Retail Crime Concerns
    7/2/2014

    Organized retail crime (ORC) isn’t just a brick-and-mortar issue anymore. Nearly half of respondents say their online operations are affected by ORC, a study released last month reports.

  5. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — July 2, 2014
    7/2/2014

    A new report shows that distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks rose in Q1 of 2014.  Also, table turnover can be increased by up to 10 minutes per table using a new checkout app. A new display technology is also driving up average checks for Sonic, and technology can have an important impact on customer loyalty.

  6. Retail IT News For VARs — June 27, 2014
    6/27/2014

    In the news, research shows retailers are planning investments in in-store technology to identify customers. Also, a study shows digital billboards are not a safety hazard to drivers — and an article explains how retailers are using digital signage to connect will millennial customers.

  7. Take A Look At The Mobile POS Big Picture
    6/27/2014

    Mobile point of sale (mPOS) continues to gain popularity, a trend that is a result of retailer efforts to drive sales through a more flexible merchant-customer transaction process. Mobile POS brings the transaction to customers, allowing them to make buying decisions at their own pace. The technology also reduces the need to queue up customers to check-out at a specific counter.

  8. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News for VARs — June 26, 2014
    6/26/2014

    This week, cash transactions are becoming easier for store owners with new technology that allows stores to process cash payments through bar code technology. Also, beacon technology can be a boon for c-store owners, when leveraged properly. And in-store technology helps store owners to identify their customers as soon as they walk through the doors. 

  9. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — June 25, 2014
    6/25/2014

    In the news this week, cybercriminals make a ransom demand for data stolen from Domino’s Pizza. Also in the news, a study shows limited-service restaurants will need technology to compete.

  10. Holiday Planning For Retail VARs: How Soon Is Too Soon?
    6/24/2014

    Retail companies spend much of their year planning for the holiday heyday that occurs between November 1 and December 31. That means VARs have to be one step ahead to get their clients ready for the season. But how soon is too soon — and is there such a thing?

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