POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. RSPA EMV Committee Panel: Smartphones May Be The Future Of Payment “Cards”

    At the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) EMV Committee session at RetailNOW 2015, panelists discussed what they believe future payment solutions may look like.

  2. 4 Lessons From Canada’s EMV Migration That Provide Insights For U.S. VARs

    Industry analysts are using a variety of methods to try to predict how the U.S. EMV migration will progress. Jeff Guthrie, CSO of Moneris, suggests, however, that retail IT VARs can gain insights from looking back at how the migration progressed in Canada. Moneris had a front row seat for the Canadian (and now U.S.) migration, currently processing more than 3 billion payment card transactions each year at more than 350,000 merchant locations across North America, 95 percent of which are EMV enabled.

  3. Visa Reports On Slow EMV Adoption: Where Do We Go From Here?

    This morning I received an email from BridgePay Network Solutions in regard to the Visa Payment Technology Provider Forum held last week at Visa Headquarters in San Francisco. The email includes some interesting stats and information that was shared at the Forum concerning the upcoming Oct. EMV liability shift. If you do any work in the retail and restaurant verticals, this information is very relevant.

  4. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From July 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Benseron adds Comodo-based security and online ordering capabilities, Creditcall and Lans Holdings partner to provide tools for EMV migration prior to the Oct. 1 liability shift, and Bematech announces its new bump bar. In other news, Star Micronics releases two mobile receipt printers, MMF POS unveils new locking payment terminal stands, Datalogic announces new technology for manufacturing and inspection and for direct part marketing, and BlueStar will distribute Infinite Peripherals mobile POS solutions.

  5. What New P2PE Guidelines Mean For Merchants And POS Providers

    The PCI Council recently released version 2.0 of the P2PE (point-to -point encryption) solution requirements and testing procedures, including more flexible requirements for encryption products to facilitate protection of payment card data and reduce risk of data theft.

  6. Gallup: No One Is Winning The Digital Wallet War

    Recent polls by Gallup have demonstrated while there is a lot of hype about digital wallets, consumers are not racing to adopt them, and no one is winning the digital wallet war.

  7. Verizon Report Can Shed Light On Why Your Prospects Avoid Outsourcing IT

    A report from Verizon Enterprise Solutions highlights the changing landscape of IT outsourcing and addresses building partnerships that fit the digital era.

  8. NRF Revises Forecast, Anticipating Rise In Sales And Spending

    The National Retail Federation (NRF) has issued a revised retail sales forecast for 2015, lowering its anticipated figures due to unexpected slow growth during the first half of the year.

  9. Microsoft Presentation Highlights mPOS Trends, VAR Opportunities At RetailNOW 2015

    Mobile point of sale (mPOS) trends — and the opportunities they create for VARs, ISVs, and other IT solutions providers — was a focus of education at RetailNOW 2015. There was standing room only (plus a few listeners gathered outside the door) for a presentation on the topic from Bob Kilbride, partner account manager at Microsoft, at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event held Aug. 2 to 5 in Orlando, FL.

  10. Leadership Panel Provides SWOT Analysis Of Channel At RetailNOW 2015

    At RetailNOW 2015, Retail Solutions Providers (RSPA) president and CEO Kelly Funk asked a panel of channel executives to offer their views on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the retail IT channel.