Retail Articles

  1. Visa Gives VARs More Time For QIR Certification

    VISA updated its policy issued in October requiring Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrators and Reseller (QIR) certification to give acquirers, merchants, and VARs more time to comply. Level 4 merchants still need to use PCI QIRs, but resellers now have until January 31, 2017, to become certified.

  2. Target May Launch A Mobile Wallet

    Target is reportedly in the early stages of developing its own mobile wallet to compete with those already offered by Apple, Google, Samsung, and Walmart, according to Money.

  3. Are You Advising Your Merchant Clients To Upgrade To NFC Along With EMV?

    Your merchant clients that rely on you as a trusted advisor are turning to you for advice as they upgrade their payment terminals to accept EMV chip cards. One question is which additional features and functionalities could help future-proof their new solutions and protect their investments — and one of the options bound to be a part of that conversation is whether it’s necessary to include near field communication (NFC) technology.

  4. The Potential Retailers See In Beacons — And Why They Need IT Solutions Providers To Help

    It’s sometimes difficult to understand how the solutions you can provide can impact your clients’ day-to-day operations — and even the success of their businesses overall. Beacon technology is one of the latest trends coursing through retail as a means of connecting with and engaging customers.

  5. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From December 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 and NCC release an EMV-enabled solution, Bematech introduces its new app, Creditcall obtains PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) certification, and Clearent announces a WordPress plug-in for accepting payments. In other news, Loftware unveils the latest release of browser-based labeling solution, Janam introduces new rugged computers that support both Android and Microsoft Windows, and Toshiba adds new wireless thermal bar code printers.

  6. What Solutions Providers Can Learn From The Verizon Retail Index And New Holiday Shopping Patterns

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

  7. 2015 Musings, 2016 Predictions

    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.

  8. Why Your Retail IT Clients Could Need Solutions To Support Home Delivery

    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.    

  9. Misconceptions Your Merchant Clients May Have About PCI Compliance

    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.

  10. Answers To 3 Real-Life Questions About Working EMV Solutions

    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.