Retail Articles

  1. What Solutions Providers Can Learn From The Verizon Retail Index And New Holiday Shopping Patterns
    1/12/2016

    Your merchant clients may respond to signs the e-commerce holiday shopping season is getting longer.

  2. 2015 Musings, 2016 Predictions
    12/24/2015

    It’s tough to not do a recap or predictions article around the New Year when you’re in the media. Editor in chief Mike Monocello says, frankly, they’re a lot of fun since it’s an opportunity to let your voice be heard and get bold. Here he takes a look back at the past  year and forward to the new one.

  3. Why Your Retail IT Clients Could Need Solutions To Support Home Delivery
    12/22/2015

    More and more retailers are entering the field of home delivery as part of an effort to win and satisfy customers. Consumers increasingly demand omni-channel shopping — and increasingly demand free, on-time delivery. Your merchant clients are challenged to compete.    

  4. Misconceptions Your Merchant Clients May Have About PCI Compliance
    12/16/2015

    An infographic from TransFirst highlights some of the common misconceptions retailers have about PCI compliance. This information provides insights that can help VARs better understand and serve their merchant clients.

  5. Answers To 3 Real-Life Questions About Working EMV Solutions
    12/15/2015

    As your merchant clients migrate to EMV and train employees on their new payment solutions, they are probably turning to you with problems they encounter or with questions on best practices. Your ability to help a merchant through the transition to EMV and to move past problems and concerns can further establish you as a trusted advisor with your client. 

  6. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From November 2015
    12/11/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Datacap, Sterling, and Vantiv announce certified U.S. EMV solutions, TSYS certified TranSend RevChip EMV software, Heartland addresses EMV for LiquorPOS merchants, Seagull Scientific launches BarTender 2016, Lightspeed POS acquires SEOshop and launches a new e-commerce platform, and MMF POS introduces new cash drawer platforms.

  7. Euclid Analytics: Black Friday May Never Be The Same
    12/11/2015

    The Black Friday Retail Benchmarks report from Euclid Analytics asserts Black Friday 2015 was a turning point in the struggle between online and brick-and-mortar stores: they’re starting to “co-exist nicely.”

  8. Who Are The Top Vendors In The $44.2 Billion Retail Software Market?
    12/10/2015

    Research from global research and advisory firm IHL Group, ranks top vendors in the Software and SaaS, a global market worth more than $44 billion annually.

  9. 2015 Verizon Retail Index Gives Insights Into Broadband, Mobile Holiday Traffic
    12/9/2015

    The Verizon Retail Index has been tracking broadband and mobile shopping patterns, and found that consumers were saving their holiday shopping for the weekend following Cyber Monday, posting a  healthy shopping weekend for both online and mobile retailers.

  10. RSPA Spreads The Word About Visa QIR Certification Requirement, Helps VARs Respond
    12/8/2015

    In this interview, Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) President Kelly Funk tells how the association is assisting VARs with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR) certification and is working to spread the word that, effective March 31, 2016, Visa is requiring acquirers to ensure all newly boarded Level 4 merchants have point of sale (POS) application and terminal installation and integration performed by professionals with this certification.