Retail Articles

  1. 3 Lessons I Learned From A Harbortouch VAR

    I recently had a conversation with a retail and restaurant IT reseller. This VAR used to be a salesperson for one of the largest VARs in the United States. He would often have million dollar years as far as sales were concerned. His pay was good, but he wanted more. He left to start his own business.

  2. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From June 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, TSYS and PAX Technology launch a semi-integrated solution, NCC offers an EMV-enabled interface with Reflection POS, Zebra introduces a managed services platform and new support services, and ScanSource collaborates with Star Micronics. In other news, Pivotal Payments launches a point-to-point encryption solution, Datacap releases an EVM toolkit for ISVs, Auto-Star announced PA-DSS 3.0 certification, and Janam releases a new handheld RFID reader.

  3. RFID And Its Growing Importance To Your IT Clients

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is set to revolutionize and reinvent the shopping experience, according to advisory firm KMPG.

  4. Retail Shrink Tops $44 Billion In 2014

    Retailers lost $44 billion as a result of shoplifting, employee and vendor theft, and administrative error (collectively called inventory shrink) in 2014, totaling 1.38 percent of total sales.

  5. Study Finds Disconnect Between IT And Loss Prevention

    New research from the IHL Group examines industry perspectives on loss prevention technologies in retail and the very different ways business groups including IT, loss prevention (LP), and the C-suite valuate and allocate investment and staffing in those technologies based on their individual roles and priorities.

  6. Research Predicts Card-Not-Present and New-Account Fraud Will Rise

    According to Javelin Strategy & Research, as many as 8 million consumers could experience both a card breach and identity fraud in the same year by 2018.

  7. 5 Ways To Help Your SMB Customers See Past The Cost Of EMV Solutions

    As of October 1, liability for fraudulent payment card transactions shifts from card issuers to acquirers or merchants, with the least EMV-compliant party responsible for covering the amount of the transaction. And while many SMB merchants are researching what the shift would entail, many are still concerned about the costs involved.

  8. How Adding Digital Signage Increases Opportunities For VARs

    While digital signage may be prominent in areas like New York’s Times Square, it’s also used in markets and niches including education, hospitality, shopping malls and retail stores, hospitals, gyms and spas, houses of worship, and financial institutions. 

  9. What The Status Of EMV And Payment Fraud Probably Will Be On October 2

    There are about three months until the liability for fraudulent payment card transactions will shift from issuing banks to the party with technology least compliant with EMV. As an IT solutions provider working with merchants, you are probably helping your clients transition to the new technology or maybe, still, even just explaining what it is. EMV payment technology uses chip cards that create a unique transaction code, hindering criminals from duplicating payment cards from stolen data. You are probably aware there is a lot of misinformation circulating that could be contributing to some confusion regarding EMV.

  10. Video Surveillance Solutions: Integrators Should Start With Storage

    The video surveillance market is in transition. In addition to the continuing shift from analog to IP video, resolutions of 4K (and even greater) are available, and required data retention times are longer. And the channel must respond.