POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Epson Shows ISVs Next POS Growth Wave: Intelligent Printers
    9/29/2015

    As we move into the next wave of computing — the Internet of Things (IoT) — IT hardware manufacturers are looking for new ways to add intelligence (i.e., enterprise asset intelligence) to their products. Electronics manufacturing giant Epson has been making big strides in this space, beginning in 2012 with the release of Moverio, Android-based smart glasses, and the following year with its OmniLink mobile point of sale (mPOS) system.

  2. Don't Go Into Services Half-Hearted
    9/28/2015

    When asked about common mistakes break-fix VARs make when they transition to services, the biggest I can think of is going in half-hearted. What I’m referring to is not making the changes to your business that are necessary to do the model well. One area where some VAR-turned-MSPs lag is with the adoption and use of automation tools like a PSA and RMM.

  3. NRF Survey: Organized Retail Crime Rates Remain High Industry-Wide
    9/28/2015

    According to the National Retail Federation’s 11th Annual Organized Retail Crime Survey, 97 percent of retailers surveyed report that they have been a victim of ORC in the past year, an increase from 88.2 percent last year.

  4. Why POS Resellers Need To Provide Business Continuity For Their Clients
    9/23/2015

    After a disaster, it’s important to help your merchant clients stay connected to the outside world. Business continuity is crucial in the wake of disasters, when communication is essential.

  5. Attention VARs: EMV Transition Deadline Looms And Retailers Aren’t Prepared
    9/21/2015

    Nearly 8 in 10 (78 percent) of SMB retailers have not yet adopted EMV-ready systems according to a study that surveyed small businesses and their customers on EMV readiness.

  6. Are You Making These Common Marketing Mistakes?
    9/18/2015

    When it comes to real marketing, many solutions providers fall short. This is typically because they either don’t believe in the power of marketing or don’t have the time and money to invest. In both cases, a big mistake is being made. Marketing, when done correctly, can have a significant effect on sales, producing an ROI that exponentially exceeds the initial investment.

  7. New EMV Resources Are Available To RSPA Members
    9/18/2015

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced new resources for VARs providing EMV solutions to their clients: an EMV solutions grid and the Merchant FAQ tool.

  8. Michael Gerber’s ‘The Dreaming Room’ Course Offered To RSPA Members
    9/16/2015

    Author and entrepreneur Michael Gerber will present a course for Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) members this fall: The Dreaming Room.

  9. RSPA Host Sales Training Course By KLA’s Kendra Lee
    9/16/2015

    RSPA is hosting a sales training course for its members with Kendra Lee of the KLA Group. The course was created in response to the huge demand following Lee’s two sales training breakout sessions at RetailNOW 2015 last month.

  10. Adoption Of Cayan’s Genius Platform Increases
    9/16/2015

    Cayan announced that the adoption of its Genius Customer Engagement Platform has grown and major retailers are among Genius customers. Cayan chose to make the announcement during Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015, where the Genius platform was on display.