POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Tech Investments And Challenges For Your Retail IT Clients, By Tier, In 2016
    11/23/2015

    A Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) webinar examined IT trends and plans among retail tiers, presented by Greg Buzek, founder and CEO of IHL Group.

  2. Is The Future Of Mobile Payments OS Only, No Apps?
    11/20/2015

    The future of mobile payments is a “no-app” payment landscape, according to mobile engagement provider Mobiquity.

  3. Why Your Merchant Clients Should Offer Digital Gift Cards … All Year Long
    11/19/2015

    Consumers are increasingly purchasing digital gift cards for purposes other than holiday gift-giving.

  4. VARTECH 2015 Keynote Asks, “What’s Your 13th Donut?”
    11/17/2015

    VARTECH 2015 keynote speaker Mark Scharenbroich's message to several hundred channel executives Sept. 15 was filled with feelings of humility, gratefulness, and the power of a kind word. Following are golden nuggets and top quotes from Scharenbroich’s moving welcome to BlueStar’s annual partner conference:

  5. VARTECH 2015 Media Panel: “Dandelion Marketing” And Other Terms VARs Need To Know
    11/17/2015

    The media panel discussion at VARTECH 2015 was a learning experience for the hundreds of channel executives in attendance. Following are three terms that played a role in our conversation that I wanted to share with you. It will behoove VARs to understand and master these.

  6. Fast Facts (Plus Opinions) From VARTECH 2015
    11/17/2015

    Here are stories, quotes, and notes from the first full day of VARTECH 2015 —  written from the docks at CocoCay, The Bahamas. The day was intriguing, interesting, and gratifying at different times. Here are some of the stories, quotes, and notes I jotted while traversing from deck-to-deck.

  7. IT Nation 2015 Recap: By The Numbers
    11/16/2015

    Last week was the 7th straight week of travel for me as I returned to Orlando for IT Nation. If you aren’t familiar with this event, it’s brought to the IT community by ConnectWise. Without a doubt, it’s the best channel event of the year if you’re interested in amazing education. I attend a lot of shows each year so I feel confident when I make this statement.

  8. Forecasts Predict Growth In Sales This Holiday Shopping Season
    11/16/2015

    The National Retail Federation (NRF) is predicting holiday sales will increase 3.7 percent this year, and The International Council of Shopping Centers also predicts growth in its 2015 holiday forecast and consumer spending survey.

  9. From VARTECH 2015: Marketing Best Practices For The Modern Reseller
    11/15/2015

    Most everyone in the channel is aware that when VARs complain about vendors, the topic mentioned most is the desire for greater margins. But do you know what I hear most often from vendors when they list the number one VAR area to improve? It’s marketing, hands down.

  10. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From October 2015
    11/12/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Merchant Link announced it has acquired Precidia Technologies, Sterling announces a protection plan for those working toward EMV acceptance, and Datalogic unveils two new imagers. In other news, Creditcall gains EMV certification from Chase Paymentech and First Data, Advantech introduces two new touch computers, and TSYS provides ISVs with coding tools.