Retail Articles

  1. What Your Merchant IT Clients Need To Keep Up With Demand For The Best Customer Experience
    3/3/2015

    Organization, technology, and metrics are the top three ways retailers plan to stay competitive, according to the study by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Demandware, “Digitizing the Store -- Building the Business Case for a Unified Commerce Platform --Optimize the Consumer Experience.”

  2. Retail IT VAR Of The Future Preview: 4 Parts Of The Retail IT Ecosystem
    3/2/2015

    Business Solutions Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12-13, at Bally’s Las Vegas, will present an in-depth look at four topics: POS-as-a-Service, mobile point of sale (POS), Payment Security and EMV, and customer experience.

  3. Retail IT News For VARs 3-2-15: NFC POS Use Predicted To Grow
    3/2/2015

    In the news, the number of near-field communications (NFC) point of sale (POS) terminals is predicted to increase, security is the main priority for CIOs this year, and Google is in the process of purchasing Softcard.

  4. Retail Solutions 2015: Measured Against Their Contribution To Customer Experience
    2/27/2015

    Resellers who can help retailers meet new shopper expectations while simultaneously satisfying the needs of the merchant to attract and retain customers will be most successful.

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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.”  

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