POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. 3 Presentations You Missed At Channel Transitions Orlando
    11/10/2015

    The Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference, powered by Business Solutions, November 5 at the DoubleTree Orlando Airport, featured presentations from some of the channel’s leading experts and vendors.

  2. Ingenico Group Survey Identifies 5 Factors For EMV Migration Success
    11/10/2015

    As the U.S. engages in the transition to EMV payments, Ingenico Group has found that there are five key factors that impact a successful deployment of the technology. The company announced the results of its study at the annual Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas.

  3. Almost Half Of All 2015 Holiday Shopping Will Be Digital
    11/10/2015

    Digital shopping will be a common tool for holiday shoppers to use when they tackle their gift lists this season. According to a report from the National Retail Federation (NRF), almost half of consumers (46 percent) say they plan to do their holiday shopping online — with this number up 1.6 percent from last year’s 44.4 percent.

  4. mPOS: Where You And Your Merchant IT Customers Are, Where You’re Going
    11/9/2015

    A lot has changed in retail mobility in the last two years. A panel discussion at BlueStar VARTECH 2015 included a look back at mobile point of sale (mPOS) projections from 2013, how accurate those projections were, and where mPOS is likely to be heading from here.  

  5. The Outcry For PINs With EMV Cards Gets Louder
    11/2/2015

    U.S. retailers have begun using EMV technology to accept payment via chip cards — but the question of how to authenticate the user persists.

  6. More On Building An Exit Strategy
    10/30/2015

    Since we published the article “Building An Exit Strategy” in our November issue, I’ve received some great feedback and questions.

  7. The Positive Effects Of POS-as-a-Service
    10/27/2015

    We all know how volatile the world of POS and payment processing can be. For some, change is overwhelming and it becomes a threat. For others, change is an opportunity. A few years ago, Jared Isaacman and the people at Harbortouch saw an opportunity in change and created an industry-shaking model. Whether you love it or hate it, Harbortouch’s model seems to be working for its partners.

  8. Beacons, Geofencing, And Their Impact On Customer Experience
    10/27/2015

    Location-based technology and its impact on how your merchant clients can leverage it to enhance customer experience was a topic for a panel at BlueStar’s VARTECH 2015.

  9. Customer Engagement Trends VARs Need To Know
    10/27/2015

    At BlueStar’s VARTECH 2015, members of the customer experience panel listed tech trends VARs should support to help their merchant IT clients increase customer engagement.

  10. The Best First Steps To Providing Solutions That Enhance Customer Experience
    10/27/2015

    Your merchant IT clients may want to leverage technology to enhance customer experience, but finding a place to start can be difficult. At BlueStar’s VARTECH 2015, members of the customer experience panel offered advice for beginning a project and keeping it in the proper perspective.