Retail Articles

  1. How Can You Help Your IT Merchant Clients Through The Consumer EMV Learning Curve?

    Randy Vanderhoof, director of the EMV Migration Forum, addressed concerns about the U.S. EMV transition during a presentation at Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015. Vanderhoof says this transition is particularly challenging because of its complexity: every part of the payment ecosystem has to change, including merchants, consumers, issuers, and acquirers.

  2. VARs: How Well Would You Do Playing “EMV Jeopardy”?

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) EMV Committee’s panel discussion at RetaiNOW 2015 featured a round of “Jeopardy” that revealed some of the basic facts about the U.S. transition to EMV payment technology. As an IT solutions provider with clients turning to you for answers, how well would you do with this round of questions?

  3. Why Would Your Retail IT Clients Choose Solutions-as-a-Service?

    Transitioning to the recurring revenue business model is the focus of more attention among retail IT VARs — but will your IT customers also be interested in making the transition?

  4. RetailNOW 2015 Panel Details How To “Compete In Changing Times”

    Change was not only in the air at RetailNOW 2015, it was on the agenda, the stage, the literature, the signage, and it boomed across the sound system in the general session and in seemingly every breakout room. One education session that laser-focused on this topic was “Creating The Right Business Model to Compete in Changing Times,” held Tuesday, Aug. 4.

  5. Star Micronics Talks mPOS, Cloud At RetailNOW 2015

    It wasn’t too long ago that visiting a vendor booth at RetailNOW guaranteed hardware talk from wall-to-wall. That wasn’t the case in 2015, especially during my half hour at the Star Micronics booth Aug. 3. In addition to hardware, Star discussed new concepts including an app and a division focusing on cloud services.

  6. EMV Migration Forum Provides Information At RetailNOW 2015

    At Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015, Randy Vanderhoof of the EMV Migration Forum presented a primer for preparing for EMV, including background and important resources for ISVs and VARs.

  7. RSPA Offers Fall Webinars

    The RSPA Webinar Series has announced new offerings this fall, designed to educate and improve your team’s performance with information provided by industry experts.

  8. RSPA EMV Committee Panel: Smartphones May Be The Future Of Payment “Cards”

    At the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) EMV Committee session at RetailNOW 2015, panelists discussed what they believe future payment solutions may look like.

  9. 4 Lessons From Canada’s EMV Migration That Provide Insights For U.S. VARs

    Industry analysts are using a variety of methods to try to predict how the U.S. EMV migration will progress. Jeff Guthrie, CSO of Moneris, suggests, however, that retail IT VARs can gain insights from looking back at how the migration progressed in Canada. Moneris had a front row seat for the Canadian (and now U.S.) migration, currently processing more than 3 billion payment card transactions each year at more than 350,000 merchant locations across North America, 95 percent of which are EMV enabled.

  10. Visa Reports On Slow EMV Adoption: Where Do We Go From Here?

    This morning I received an email from BridgePay Network Solutions in regard to the Visa Payment Technology Provider Forum held last week at Visa Headquarters in San Francisco. The email includes some interesting stats and information that was shared at the Forum concerning the upcoming Oct. EMV liability shift. If you do any work in the retail and restaurant verticals, this information is very relevant.