POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Retail IT News For VARs — January 22, 2014

    In the news are predictions that most mobile apps and BYOD programs will not succeed. Also, a study reveals customers are more willing to provide personal information if it is exchanged for a good deal, and a poll shows customers find POS prompts “intrusive.”

  2. Are Retail VARs Missing The Customer Experience Bandwagon?

    BSM's Jim Roddy reports two trends from  Retail’s BIG Show, hosted by the NRF in New York City last week: one, the top issue retailers care about today is enhancing the customer experience, and two, channel executives told me they believe more  than 90 percent of retail resellers aren’t helping their clients enhance the customer experience.

  3. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 20, 2014

    In the news, the number of mobile wallet users is expected to grow to 113 million by 2017, and a survey finds that mobile technology is driving advances in payments technology.

  4. Financing Options Your Customers Will Love

    Solutions providers share how they handle customers who need to finance projects and how it reinforces their role as a trusted advisor.

  5. What Retail VARs Missed At NRF 2014

    NRF wrapped up the other day in NYC’s Jacob Javits Convention Center. I’m sure every exhibitor on the floor could tell you how or why they have some new innovation that will reshape the industry. Most are just buying into their own marketing hype and are self-delusional. I was on the lookout for the information and news that would matter most to retail VARs. Following are some of my notes from the show. 

  6. Grocery and Convenience Store IT News For VARs — January 16, 2014

    A study concludes about one-third of c-stores plan to offer mobile wallet payment in the next three years. Also in the news, intelligent checklist platforms can help improve food quality and safety, and a survey shows smartphones are “shopping companions” for the demographic “mothers.”

  7. Retail IT News For VARs — January 15, 2014

    Last week, the Department of Homeland Security issued a POS malware alert. Also in the news, surveys show mobile technology is retailers’ top priority, and a survey shows the majority of businesses experience significant technology failures, but most don’t quantify their impact.

  8. Retail VARs: Show Some Appreciation!

    Many of these columns include my strongly recommending, no, urging, you to take action on adopting new technologies or adjusting your business model to include more recurring revenue. This month, I’d like to take a break to put a spotlight on what I think are some impressive actions and to publicly hand out some kudos.

  9. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From December 2013

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, Lavu iPad POS introduces pizza ordering tools, StrandVision enhances its digital signage service, Seiko launches a new receipt printer, Harbortouch  adds new functionality, CUSTOM presents a tablet POS solution, APG Cash Drawer adds the Stratis Tablet Holder, and iTesso teams with Merchant Link.

  10. What VARs Should Take Away From Retail’s BIG Show and EXPO

    Retail’s BIG Show and EXPO is filled with insights for the IT Channel, with candid perspectives on technology needs and the role technology plays — or should play — in retail. The event, hosted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and billed as the world's leading retail event, is being held Jan. 12-15 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, preceded by a Super Saturday event on Jan. 11.