Retail Articles

  1. Janam CEO Lerner Details New Mini-Tablet At VARTECH
    9/22/2014

    One of the more interesting products I saw last week at VARTECH, the annual conference hosted by value-added distributor BlueStar, was Janam’s XT1 Rugged Mini-Tablet. Company CEO and co-founder Harry Lerner discussed it during a wireless breakout session at the show, and then I met with him near the busy Janam booth on the CodeZone expo floor.

  2. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — September 18, 2014
    9/18/2014

    In the news, Apple Pay is ready — but the majority of merchants aren’t ready to accept the near-field technology payment solution — and shipping services are gearing up for a late holiday season rush. Surveys shows an increase in retail loss from cash theft and a most Americans are dissatisfied with loyalty programs. Also, Boston-area businesses are testing fuel pumps transformed into “transaction stations.”

  3. Global Online Purchase Intentions Have Doubled Since 2011
    9/17/2014

    A Nielsen report states online purchase intentions around the world have doubled since 2011 for many durable and entertainment-related categories. Nearly half of global respondents intend to make an online purchase in the next six months in high-prominence categories including clothing (46 percent), and airline (48 percent) and hotel (44 percent) reservations.

  4. EMV: Challenges And Opportunities For VARs
    9/17/2014

    It’s no surprise the “View From The Top: Leadership Panel” at this year’s Retail Solutions Providers Association’s RetailNOW included a discussion of EMV.

  5. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — September 15, 2014
    9/15/2014

    In the news, The EMV Migration Forum launches a new online resource and plans a one-day workshop for VARs and other solutions providers. Also, card issuers are signing on to work with Apple Pay. In other news, OTAs will begin listing Wi-Fi speeds along with other information travelers can consider before they book, and the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has issued updated guidance on card-skimming prevention.

  6. 2015 Retail IT Spending Predicted to Surpass $190 Billion
    9/15/2014

    IHL Report Foresees Unprecedented IT Growth For 2015.

  7. Business Advice: Exhibit "Technology Humility"
    9/15/2014

    It’s easy for solutions providers to get caught thinking they’re smarter and better than their customers. However, just because you have more IT knowledge than your customers, doesn’t mean you’re better. Have some humility. That was the advice of Jason Etheridge, president and CEO of Logic Speak, who spoke at the recently held GFI MAX Customer Conference in Orlando. During his presentation on technology humility, he provided a handful of tips for solutions providers...

  8. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing, And Data Collection News From August 2014
    9/15/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing, new products announced include mobile printers from Epson, 2D imagers from Datalogic, tablet POS software from pcAmerica, a heat-map analytic solution from Samsung Techwin America, a cross-platform mobile app from Future POS, a 3-inch mobile printer from Cognitive TPG, and a 2-inch printer from Bixolon. Datacap and APG Cash Drawer partner to enable ISVs to bundle payment with POS peripherals, and Ingenico Group, FreedomPay, and ScanSource join to release a point-to-point encryption (P2PE) payment solution. Also, Staples partners with ERI to offer a recycling service for old electronics.

  9. Retail VARs Face Big Questions — But Find Bigger Value — Switching To As-A-Service
    9/11/2014

    The transition to the as-a-Service business model is gaining momentum with IT solutions providers working in the retail vertical. The evolution of a break-fix businesses into one based on recurring revenue, however, requires overcoming challenges and looking for opportunities, some specific to this vertical market.

  10. How To Help Your Retail Customers Maximize Digital Coupons
    9/10/2014

    A new study released by RetailMeNot demonstrates how digital coupons are adapting to mobile and omni-channel commerce.

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