Retail Articles

  1. IHL: Your Merchant IT Clients Will Never Recoup Price Of “EMV Tax”
    6/3/2015

    The shift of liability for fraudulent payment card transactions scheduled for October 1, 2015, means that if retailers are not compliant with EMV by that date, then they will be liable for those transactions, instead of the issuing bank. New research from IHL Group has found, however, that most retailers will never recoup the expenses related to EMV. IHL added up the cost of compliance as well as the additional time transactions will take and additional labor costs, and concludes the average ROI for EMV for a $1 billion specialty store is -77 percent. 

  2. How Good Of A Trusted Advisor Are You?
    5/15/2015

    Oftentimes, I’ll hear VARs say that they’re a trusted advisor to their retail customers. That might be the case. However, I want to plant the seed today and ask you if you’re really doing all you can to advise your customers. You may be trusted, no doubt, but are you doing the absolute best job possible advising your customers about the latest technologies, business-enhancing solutions, threats, and opportunities?

  3. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From April 2015
    5/14/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Mercury Payment Systems and Datacap partner to offer an as-a-Service bundle, Powa Technologies announces Worldpay Integration, Janam Technologies introduces an RFID reader for freight and rail, and SATO launches a 6-inch thermal printer. In addition, Posiflex announces a hybrid tablet terminal, Zebra Technologies has created its first multi-operating system RFID sled, Verifone announces TransFirst certification and an Android-based cloud solution, and Datalogic has introduced a new mobile computer and queue-busting app.

  4. NRF Supports Patent Reform Legislation
    5/13/2015

    The National Retail Federation (NRF) has announced its support for patent reform legislation introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., that aims to help retailers guard against patent trolls.

  5. VAR Opportunity: Apple Pay Leads PayPal, Mobile Payments Use Grows, Evolves
    5/13/2015

    About 45 percent of smartphone users who are using mobile payment apps now probably are using Apple Pay, while 28 percent will use PayPal, according to a study from 451 Research.

  6. How To Sell Your Merchant IT Clients On “Out-Of Scope” Solutions
    5/12/2015

    Your merchant clients who look to you as their trusted IT advisor expect you to provide the solution that best fits their needs.

  7. Payment Security 101: Where To Start To Keep Your Merchant IT Clients Safe
    5/11/2015

    Retail data breaches have made the headlines, and your merchant IT clients are more and more aware of the threat cybercriminals pose to their businesses. In this exclusive interview, Business Solutions asks Karen Cox, VP of payments and retail solutions for Moneris Solutions to share the basics of helping your merchant IT clients — especially tier 2 and 3 merchants — maintain security, to offer examples of technology solutions that can help keep payment card data more secure, and to explain the VAR’s role in helping clients maintain PCI DSS compliance.  

  8. How Semi-Integrated Solutions Can Help Your Merchant IT Clients — And You — With EMV Migration
    5/8/2015

    The U.S. is in the process of the migration to EMV. There is less than five months until the October 1 liability shift — when liability for fraudulent payment card transactions shifts to the party with the least EMV-compliant technology. Some of your merchant IT clients or prospects, particularly SMB merchants, could be at the very beginning of the process to adopt EMV technology.

  9. PoSeidon Malware Is Targeting POS Systems
    5/1/2015

    Researchers at Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group have identified a new type of malware that targets payment card information on Point of Sale (POS)systems.

  10. PCI DSS 3.1 Data Security Standard Published
    4/27/2015

    The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published PCI DSS Version 3.1 and supporting guidance, designed to help organizations address vulnerabilities that may place their payment data at risk. Version 3.1 is available on the PCI SSC website, and PCI DSS Version 3.0 is set to be retired on June 30, 2015.

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