POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. 2015 Awards Announced At RetailNOW

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced the 2015 recipients of its Vendor of Excellence and Innovative Solutions awards at RetailNOW 2015, held Aug. 2 to 5 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

  2. How Can You Help Your IT Merchant Clients Through The Consumer EMV Learning Curve?

    Randy Vanderhoof, director of the EMV Migration Forum, addressed concerns about the U.S. EMV transition during a presentation at Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015. Vanderhoof says this transition is particularly challenging because of its complexity: every part of the payment ecosystem has to change, including merchants, consumers, issuers, and acquirers.

  3. VARs: How Well Would You Do Playing “EMV Jeopardy”?

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) EMV Committee’s panel discussion at RetaiNOW 2015 featured a round of “Jeopardy” that revealed some of the basic facts about the U.S. transition to EMV payment technology. As an IT solutions provider with clients turning to you for answers, how well would you do with this round of questions?

  4. Advice For Raising Capital

    Unless you’re a lifestyle VAR happy to chug along with a modest business, you’ve probably at one time or another thought about raising capital to help your business reach the next level. Business Solutions recently held a Webinar on the topic of raising capital. While the guests were ISVs, the information they gave applies to any company looking for investors. 

  5. Tractica: Wearable Payments Could Total 500 Billion+ Annually By 2020

    It’s no surprise wearables including smart watches, fitness trackers, and wristband devices are growing in popularity.

  6. How To Convince Your IT Client Free Digital Signage Software Is Not Worth The Cost

    There are many factors to consider when your clients begin a search for digital signage software. No two digital signage companies offer the same packages, and costs vary.

  7. Why Would Your Retail IT Clients Choose Solutions-as-a-Service?

    Transitioning to the recurring revenue business model is the focus of more attention among retail IT VARs — but will your IT customers also be interested in making the transition?

  8. RetailNOW 2015 Panel Details How To “Compete In Changing Times”

    Change was not only in the air at RetailNOW 2015, it was on the agenda, the stage, the literature, the signage, and it boomed across the sound system in the general session and in seemingly every breakout room. One education session that laser-focused on this topic was “Creating The Right Business Model to Compete in Changing Times,” held Tuesday, Aug. 4.

  9. Star Micronics Talks mPOS, Cloud At RetailNOW 2015

    It wasn’t too long ago that visiting a vendor booth at RetailNOW guaranteed hardware talk from wall-to-wall. That wasn’t the case in 2015, especially during my half hour at the Star Micronics booth Aug. 3. In addition to hardware, Star discussed new concepts including an app and a division focusing on cloud services.

  10. EMV Migration Forum Provides Information At RetailNOW 2015

    At Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015, Randy Vanderhoof of the EMV Migration Forum presented a primer for preparing for EMV, including background and important resources for ISVs and VARs.