Retail Articles

  1. INSPIRE Speaker Shows Our Channel Needs More Creativity
    2/1/2016

    I will have deathbed regrets. There are a few things I wish I never said, several missed opportunities I wish I’d taken advantage of, and many, many shots I missed back in my basketball playing days.

  2. RSPA INSPIRE 2016: First Impressions From San Diego
    2/1/2016

    RSPA INSPIRE is one of my favorite events of the year because of the relaxed and candid atmosphere. Leading executives in the retail IT channel gather in a gorgeous locale (this year at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego Jan. 31 to Feb. 3) and engage with each other across four days of education, networking, and excursions.

  3. How Gift Card Solutions Can Help Your Merchant Clients Compete With Larger Retailers
    2/1/2016

    Gift cards are an important sales and relationship-building tool, especially for small retailers. In this exclusive interview with John Nail, senior product manager for stored value solutions at Mercury Payment Systems, discusses some of the benefits of a gift card program and its potential ROI.

  4. PCI Compliance: Security For Your Merchants, Business Opportunity For You
    1/29/2016

    In this exclusive interview, Tamara Worden, senior director of card brand compliance for Sterling Payment Technologies discusses Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards compliance, why it is an essential component in safely installing and maintaining the security of a merchant’s card data environment, and how working to ensure your clients’ compliance can differentiate you among your competitors.

  5. Honing In On The Consumer Experience Using Location-Based Technology
    1/22/2016

    The writing is on the wall ... or maybe Tweeted, Instagrammed, and shared on someone’s Facebook wall.

  6. Visa Gives VARs More Time For QIR Certification
    1/20/2016

    VISA updated its policy issued in October requiring Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrators and Reseller (QIR) certification to give acquirers, merchants, and VARs more time to comply. Level 4 merchants still need to use PCI QIRs, but resellers now have until January 31, 2017, to become certified.

  7. Target May Launch A Mobile Wallet
    1/14/2016

    Target is reportedly in the early stages of developing its own mobile wallet to compete with those already offered by Apple, Google, Samsung, and Walmart, according to Money.

  8. Are You Advising Your Merchant Clients To Upgrade To NFC Along With EMV?
    1/13/2016

    Your merchant clients that rely on you as a trusted advisor are turning to you for advice as they upgrade their payment terminals to accept EMV chip cards. One question is which additional features and functionalities could help future-proof their new solutions and protect their investments — and one of the options bound to be a part of that conversation is whether it’s necessary to include near field communication (NFC) technology.

  9. The Potential Retailers See In Beacons — And Why They Need IT Solutions Providers To Help
    1/13/2016

    It’s sometimes difficult to understand how the solutions you can provide can impact your clients’ day-to-day operations — and even the success of their businesses overall. Beacon technology is one of the latest trends coursing through retail as a means of connecting with and engaging customers.

  10. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From December 2015
    1/12/2016

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Mercury and NCC release an EMV-enabled solution, Bematech introduces its new app, Creditcall obtains PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) certification, and Clearent announces a WordPress plug-in for accepting payments. In other news, Loftware unveils the latest release of browser-based labeling solution, Janam introduces new rugged computers that support both Android and Microsoft Windows, and Toshiba adds new wireless thermal bar code printers.