POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — May 28, 2014

    In the news this week, experts explain why not to pattern your client’s app after Starbucks and why to carefully consider how consumers react with each screen in a multi-screen marketing approach. Also, reports show the global foodservice industry saw an increase in sales over 2013, and the National Restaurant Association is projecting about a half-million jobs added to the industry this summer.

  2. Marketing Your IT Business? Use LinkedIn And Facebook

    Online marketing strategies were on the agenda at the 2014 Technology Marketing And IT Sales Training Boot Camp in Nashville, TN, last week. Robin Robins, CEO and author of the Technology Marketing Toolkit, and Jeff Johnson, staff marketing coach for Technology Marketing Toolkit, detailed two useful — and maybe surprising — tools that can help you build and target a prospect list: LinkedIn and Facebook.

  3. Retail IT News For VARs — May 23, 2014

    In the news, experts weigh in on mobile as a driver for payments technology and on the impact recent credit data breaches have had to drive EMV adoption. Also, Twitter’s new “mute” feature could diminish visibility of some advertising.

  4. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — May 23, 2014

    In the news, articles look at the IoT as a possible future of payment, as well as a bitcoin-compatible booking engine for hotels, and a new Square ordering app.

  5. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs – May 22, 2014

    In the news, the future of payment processing could move away from traditional checkouts to paying using the Internet of Things. And a chain of convenience stores has upgraded to new video surveillance software that helps them track exceptions and link it to video surveillance cameras and point of sale (POS) systems to reduce internal theft.

  6. What The POS Channel Can Learn From The Vantiv-Mercury Deal

    The recent news of the Vantiv-Mercury deal will keep the POS and payments channels buzzing for some time. It’s got us talking here at our office about all the implications. One of my colleagues asked the rhetorical question, “Do our retail and restaurant IT VAR subscribers realize how important they are to the payments industry?” Great question.  Do you?

    Plain old payment processing isn’t enough to get a seat at the payments table any more. The various players in the payment’s ecosystem have price-competed to the point where there now has to be "value-add" as part of a payments solution. That’s where you come in.

  7. Retail IT News For VARs — May 16, 2014

    In the news this week, Paypal has now enabled fast mobile checkout via fingerprint recognition using smartphones. A pharmacy chain one of the latest to test iBeacon technology, and Google has unveiled a new digital assistance service that notifies consumers when they are near a store that carries products for which they had been searching online.

  8. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — May 15, 2014

    In the news, tests are under way on a “smart fridge” that leverages augmented reality, facial recognition, social media, and mobile to dole out relevant offers and content to specific consumers in-store. Also articles provide ideas for how grocery and convenience store retailers can leverage technology and data analytics to increase productivity, boost sales, and reduce costs.

  9. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — May 14, 2014

    In the news, restaurant same-store sales grew for two consecutive months — the first time since November 2013. Article topics include the performance of content delivery networks (CDNs), the hotel industry’s growing interest in IT, and how location-aware technologies, like geo-fencing, can benefit your quick service restaurant (QSR) clients.

  10. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From April 2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, VeriFone announces its first handheld EMV-capable payment terminal and announces a new partnership with First Data. Also, Merchant Warehouse partners with TabbedOut, Merchant Link provides point-to-point encryption to MICROS Clients, and Star releases a new, white, color option on select printers.

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