Retail Articles

  1. Use EMV As A Springboard For Other Sales
    2/26/2015

    Today we held a preview Webinar for our upcoming Retail IT VAR of the Future event (May 12-13 in Las Vegas). During the presentation, we outlined the education that was planned for the two-day event. In addition, we had one of our conference speakers, Randy Roe, founder and president of Retail Technology Services, on the Webinar to share some specifics about his company’s success selling customer experience solutions to retailers. He gave a great example that included the hot topic of EMV...

  2. The Best Business Advice You’ve Ever Received: RSPA INSPIRE Edition
    2/23/2015

    One of my favorite articles posted recently on the Business Solutions website is What’s The Best Piece Of Business Advice You’ve Ever Received? Five channel executives weighed in with guidance that would benefit any business leader.

  3. New Proposed Patent Troll Legislation Supported By Merchant Coalitions, Retailers
    2/23/2015

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has joined with both Republican and Democratic colleagues to introduce a bill designed to address the ever increasing problem of abusive patent litigation.

  4. Retail IT News For VARs 2-23-15: Measures To Improve Payment Security
    2/23/2015

    In the news, the National Retail Foundation sends a letter to the President asserting ways to improve network security, and an article questions whether retail data breaches are slowing mobile payment adoption.

  5. Editor’s Notebook: Thoughts On Heartland, Canon Acquisitions
    2/19/2015

    When I set out to write our March issue’s special report on industry consolidation, I had no idea we’d have so many real world examples to talk about so soon. Well, that’s not true exactly. Heartland’s recent acquisition of Dinerware and pcAmerica was the industry’s worst kept secret. Still, the rumors were floating around for so long, I began to wonder if it would ever happen. Of course, on Feb. 13 it did happen and the two POS software companies became part of Heartland Commerce...

  6. Retail IT News For VARs 2-16-15: NRF Predicts Increase In Sales
    2/16/2015

    In the news, the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s retail forecast for 2015 anticipates sale increasing by 4.1 percent over last year. A webinar schedule for Feb. 19 will explain the transmission of secure data in an EMV-enabled payment system, and an article warns of some of the pitfalls to avoid when implementing and EMV system. In other news, Apple filed a patent at the beginning of the month related to “techniques for monitoring device locations within buildings.”  

  7. RSPA Launches New EMV Resource: EMV Central
    2/16/2015

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), the industry association for the point of sale (POS) technology ecosystem, has announced the creation of EMV Central, a new resource page on the RSPA website designed to support the association’s EMV education and awareness campaign.

  8. Survey Shows Your Retail IT Clients Want To Unify POS, e-Commerce, Call Centers, Mobile
    2/16/2015

    According to DemandWare, retailers want to band together to create a unified commerce platform that would consolidate point of sale, e-commerce, call center, and mobile touch points into one system.

  9. Survey Shows More Retailers Will Support Payment Security In 2015
    2/12/2015

    Retail management consulting firm Boston Retail Partners' (BRP)survey reveals the top IT priority for retailers in 2015 is improving payment security and protecting the confidentiality of sensitive information.

  10. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From January 2015
    2/11/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale and payment processing, Merchant Warehouse is now “Cayan,” NCR introduces solutions for data protection, sales, and compliance, and DENSO ADC introduces new handheld bar code terminals. Verifone announces a mobile point of sale (mPOS) payment terminal and Android mPOS, Heartland Payment Systems offers a merchant breach warranty, and Panasonic expands its retail technology solutions portfolio. In addition, Datamax-O’Neil introduces a portable label printer series, Merchant Link adds Verifone device support to EMV solutions, and WaveSoft Technologies transitions smartphones into mPOS.

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