POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. PCI SSC EMV VAR/ISV Qualification Program Aims To Help Expedite EMV Rollout

    Time is running out for merchants to adopt EMV-enabled payment systems. As of October 1, liability for payment card fraud shifts from issuers to merchants if they have the technology least compliant with EMV.

  2. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From June 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, TSYS and PAX Technology launch a semi-integrated solution, NCC offers an EMV-enabled interface with Reflection POS, Zebra introduces a managed services platform and new support services, and ScanSource collaborates with Star Micronics. In other news, Pivotal Payments launches a point-to-point encryption solution, Datacap releases an EVM toolkit for ISVs, Auto-Star announced PA-DSS 3.0 certification, and Janam releases a new handheld RFID reader.

  3. Retail Shrink Tops $44 Billion In 2014

    Retailers lost $44 billion as a result of shoplifting, employee and vendor theft, and administrative error (collectively called inventory shrink) in 2014, totaling 1.38 percent of total sales.

  4. Millennials In The Work Place: It Means Change — For The Better

    Now, 50 percent of the national workforce is comprised of millennials, according to a new report from LogMeIn’s subsidiary JoinMe. In 25 years, that number will jump to 75 percent of the workforce.

  5. Study Finds Disconnect Between IT And Loss Prevention

    New research from the IHL Group examines industry perspectives on loss prevention technologies in retail and the very different ways business groups including IT, loss prevention (LP), and the C-suite valuate and allocate investment and staffing in those technologies based on their individual roles and priorities.

  6. Research Predicts Card-Not-Present and New-Account Fraud Will Rise

    According to Javelin Strategy & Research, as many as 8 million consumers could experience both a card breach and identity fraud in the same year by 2018.

  7. 5 Ways To Help Your SMB Customers See Past The Cost Of EMV Solutions

    As of October 1, liability for fraudulent payment card transactions shifts from card issuers to acquirers or merchants, with the least EMV-compliant party responsible for covering the amount of the transaction. And while many SMB merchants are researching what the shift would entail, many are still concerned about the costs involved.

  8. Don’t Make These Mistakes Other VARs Make With SMB Customers

    SMBs have different purchasing habits than other market segments. According to a Cisco whitepaper for example, SMBs buy more bundled services than any other segment for reasons that include reliability, quality, integration, ease of doing business, and price. Knowing the ins and outs can be a challenge for VARs, MSPs, integrators, and software developers, but there is also a chance to differentiate yourself among your competitors by expertly addressing SMBs’ needs.

  9. How Adding Digital Signage Increases Opportunities For VARs

    While digital signage may be prominent in areas like New York’s Times Square, it’s also used in markets and niches including education, hospitality, shopping malls and retail stores, hospitals, gyms and spas, houses of worship, and financial institutions. 

  10. Talk To Your Health IT Clients About Payments — They’ll Thank You For It

    The work “leakage” haunts the dreams of many of your clients, and most commonly this is attributed to billing issues.