Retail Articles

  1. Retail IT News for VARs — June 6, 2014
    6/6/2014

    In the news, a report shows one-third of online retail sales come from smartphones and tablets. Also, the U.S. Census Bureau has released data showing 27 percent growth in online retail establishments, and Google Analytics has added a new e-commerce reporting tool.

  2. Digital Interactions Influence $1.1 Trillion In Retail Sales
    6/4/2014

    New research reveals that retail manufacturers and resellers could benefit significantly by the mobile shopping solutions you provide.

  3. Peer-To-Peer: VAR Best Practices For Rebranding Your Company
    6/3/2014

    Jason Cowan of Spark Solutions Group — formerly Cowans Restaurant Solutions — talks about the process of changing your business’ name, obstacles you could face, and strong reasons to consider making this change.

  4. Mobile Shopping Trends Upward, Drives Retail Industry Transformation
    6/2/2014

    Mobile capabilities have changed the way consumers interact with stores and banks, and therefore will change the relationships between resellers and their retail customers.

  5. Retail News For VARs — May 30, 2014
    5/30/2014

    In the news, a report shows use of iPads in stores has led to demonstrated success for one global retailer, particularly when paired with other digital advances.  Also, researchers found college students to be wary of mobile payments, and a study by the University of Cambridge has suggested that EMV cards are not impervious to attacks.  In addition, RILA has joined with various top U.S. retail brands to create a new, independent organization (R-CISC) that has a Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center at its core. 

  6. POS VARs: Are You Smarter Than Your SMB Customers?
    5/29/2014

    The average SMB customer in the market for a point of sale (POS) system fits a different description than customers in that category a few years ago. Rod Hometh, senior VP of market development for Ingenico, says, in the past, your SMB customers adopted “trickle-down technology,” tried and proven by larger enterprises.

  7. Get The Answers To All Your Nagging Retail IT Questions
    5/28/2014

    June is just around the corner and summer will quickly be upon us. While August - and RSPA RetailNOW - might feel far away, the reality is that it will be here before you know it. It's with that in mind that I wanted to get to you now about this great event and plant some seeds. It's self-reflection time.

  8. Retail IT News For VARs — May 23, 2014
    5/23/2014

    In the news, experts weigh in on mobile as a driver for payments technology and on the impact recent credit data breaches have had to drive EMV adoption. Also, Twitter’s new “mute” feature could diminish visibility of some advertising.

  9. What The POS Channel Can Learn From The Vantiv-Mercury Deal
    5/19/2014

    The recent news of the Vantiv-Mercury deal will keep the POS and payments channels buzzing for some time. It’s got us talking here at our office about all the implications. One of my colleagues asked the rhetorical question, “Do our retail and restaurant IT VAR subscribers realize how important they are to the payments industry?” Great question.  Do you?

    Plain old payment processing isn’t enough to get a seat at the payments table any more. The various players in the payment’s ecosystem have price-competed to the point where there now has to be "value-add" as part of a payments solution. That’s where you come in.

  10. Retail IT News For VARs — May 16, 2014
    5/16/2014

    In the news this week, Paypal has now enabled fast mobile checkout via fingerprint recognition using smartphones. A pharmacy chain one of the latest to test iBeacon technology, and Google has unveiled a new digital assistance service that notifies consumers when they are near a store that carries products for which they had been searching online.

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