POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Retail IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014
    7/11/2014

    In the news, studies show consumers view transactions with retailers differently since recent high-profile data breaches, and Kentucky passed legislation for new data breach notifications. Also, biometrics are emerging as a part of payment solutions.

  2. Will Biometrics’ Fingerprints Be All Over Payment?
    7/11/2014

    PayPal recently announced it is extending support for fingerprint authentication to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. In a blog post, Matt Gromada, director of global product launch for PayPal, states like the company’s app for the Galaxy S5, Tab S users can use their fingerprint to log in and pay for transactions with merchants that accept PayPal.

  3. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — July 9, 2014
    7/9/2014

    This week, millennials have raised the bar in terms of their expectations from digital menu boards, pressing operators to meet their needs, but it can have positive consequences for owners as well. A recent hackathon also sought to find new solutions to some pressing operator challenges, and restaurant owners now can leverage all of that in-restaurant experience data to help steer business decisions and improve revenue flow.

  4. Creating Loyalty Program Solutions That Really Benefit Your Customers
    7/9/2014

    Despite the growing popularity of loyalty programs, a study shows they yield little benefit to the companies that offer them. As noted in Business Insider, a recent McKinsey study suggests that in general, loyalty programs do not add marked value —  and may in fact destroy value for program owners.

  5. The Fight For Net Neutrality And How It Affects VARs
    7/8/2014

    Net neutrality has become a hot topic among politicians and those interested in a free and unfettered Internet. According to a govtech.com article, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that would exchange the Internet’s current data neutrality, “allowing prioritized traffic in instances where it is deemed ‘commercially reasonable.’” Businesses could pay Internet service providers (ISP) to have their content delivered at faster speeds.

  6. Bill Pay Option For POS Systems Catching On With Retailers’ Cash-Only Customers
    7/7/2014

    Most people typically pay their bills with a check, debit card, or online. Some, however, prefer the privacy of paying cash. According to a csnews.com article, point of sale (POS) cash payment technology has made it easier and quicker than ever for the roughly 68 million cash-based consumers in America to pay their bills. In addition, convenience and grocery stores are benefitting from the new technology as well, with those paying their bills spending additional cash within the stores themselves.

  7. How To Help Your Merchant Clients Build Customer Databases With mPOS
    7/3/2014

    Craig Tieken, vice president of product for TransFirst, tells how to enable your merchant client to  build a customer database with data collected through mobile point of sale (mPOS), how to enable them to collect data, and some of the metrics your client can track.

  8. NRF Study Shows Change In Organized Retail Crime Concerns
    7/2/2014

    Organized retail crime (ORC) isn’t just a brick-and-mortar issue anymore. Nearly half of respondents say their online operations are affected by ORC, a study released last month reports.

  9. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — July 2, 2014
    7/2/2014

    A new report shows that distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks rose in Q1 of 2014.  Also, table turnover can be increased by up to 10 minutes per table using a new checkout app. A new display technology is also driving up average checks for Sonic, and technology can have an important impact on customer loyalty.

  10. Retail IT News For VARs — June 27, 2014
    6/27/2014

    In the news, research shows retailers are planning investments in in-store technology to identify customers. Also, a study shows digital billboards are not a safety hazard to drivers — and an article explains how retailers are using digital signage to connect will millennial customers.

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