Retail Articles

  1. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From August 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Ingram Micro adds key injection services and creates a payments playbook, ZyXEL unveils a router-access point-printer combination, MMF POS introduces an illuminated cash drawer, Mercury launches its Security Pays education initiative, Moneris introduces mPOS payment devices, Honeywell unveils an iPhone sled, Sterling launches a lead generation website, and ScanSource adds its “As-A-Service Suite.”

  2. POS VARs: What Can Recurring Revenue Really Do For Your Business?

    There is increasing conversation — and an increasing number of solutions — that support a recurring revenue or POS-as-a-Service business model. Interest in this model is growing, in part, because of the benefits it provides — for your cash flow, client retention, and even the value of your business.

  3. Honeywell Connects The Dots: Scanners And Mobile Printers To Addressing Retail IT Pain Points

    The retail IT channel is evolving quickly — marketing is migrating to digital, workflows are leveraging mobile computing, and “green” initiatives, inspired by millennial consumers concerned with the environment, are becoming more common. The changing world of retail challenges VARs to deliver the right solutions to meet these new demands.

  4. 5 Things Solutions Should Do For Your Omni-Channel IT Clients

    With your merchant IT clients competing to provide the best customer experience, you want to support their goals with the best solutions.

  5. How To Design A Retail Security Solution That Takes The Human Element Into Account

    Finding the appropriate security solutions can be a daunting task, especially ensuring that the data you are guarding remains secure on a variety of levels.

  6. 10 Ways VARs Can Build Sustainable Revenue Streams

    Robert Carr, CEO and founder of Heartland, offered some keys to building sustainable business models to improve or build revenue streams during his presentation at Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015, held Aug. 2 to 5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

  7. Launch Of Android Pay Still Pending

    The highly anticipated launch of Android Pay, Google’s forthcoming payments platform and rival to Apple Pay will allow consumers to pay using their Android smartphones at point of sale as well as make purchases within mobile applications. Despite rumors that the payment solution would launch at the end of August, Tech Crunch reported that according to sources familiar with Google’s plans, Android Pay is not launching yet.

  8. ScanSource’s Dixon Gives Advice On Surviving As A Retail IT VAR

    As retail IT changes — with innovations in mobile point of sale (POS), payment types, and data analytics — the way a VAR creates and delivers solutions to their clients is also undergoing changes.

  9. 2015 Awards Announced At RetailNOW

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced the 2015 recipients of its Vendor of Excellence and Innovative Solutions awards at RetailNOW 2015, held Aug. 2 to 5 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

  10. 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.