Retail Articles

  1. Visa Reports On Slow EMV Adoption: Where Do We Go From Here?

    This morning I received an email from BridgePay Network Solutions in regard to the Visa Payment Technology Provider Forum held last week at Visa Headquarters in San Francisco. The email includes some interesting stats and information that was shared at the Forum concerning the upcoming Oct. EMV liability shift. If you do any work in the retail and restaurant verticals, this information is very relevant.

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

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Benseron adds Comodo-based security and online ordering capabilities, Creditcall and Lans Holdings partner to provide tools for EMV migration prior to the Oct. 1 liability shift, and Bematech announces its new bump bar. In other news, Star Micronics releases two mobile receipt printers, MMF POS unveils new locking payment terminal stands, Datalogic announces new technology for manufacturing and inspection and for direct part marketing, and BlueStar will distribute Infinite Peripherals mobile POS solutions.

  3. NRF Revises Forecast, Anticipating Rise In Sales And Spending

    The National Retail Federation (NRF) has issued a revised retail sales forecast for 2015, lowering its anticipated figures due to unexpected slow growth during the first half of the year.

  4. Microsoft Presentation Highlights mPOS Trends, VAR Opportunities At RetailNOW 2015

    Mobile point of sale (mPOS) trends — and the opportunities they create for VARs, ISVs, and other IT solutions providers — was a focus of education at RetailNOW 2015. There was standing room only (plus a few listeners gathered outside the door) for a presentation on the topic from Bob Kilbride, partner account manager at Microsoft, at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event held Aug. 2 to 5 in Orlando, FL.

  5. Leadership Panel Provides SWOT Analysis Of Channel At RetailNOW 2015

    At RetailNOW 2015, Retail Solutions Providers (RSPA) president and CEO Kelly Funk asked a panel of channel executives to offer their views on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the retail IT channel.

  6. Former Harley-Davidson Director Of Communications Shares Secrets Of Successful Marketing At RetailNOW 2015

    Marketing can be a challenge for retail IT VARs — you may often come to the conclusion your efforts aren’t producing the results you need. At RetailNOW 2015, keynote speaker Ken Schmidt challenged VARs attending the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event to consider getting those results by looking at marketing from a different perspective.

  7. A Managed Services Tsunami In POS/Bar Coding Is Coming. Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned.

    We interrupt our regularly scheduled Business Solutions channel content for this message: Resellers in the point of sale and data collection channel need to embrace managed services soon or their business will suffer, maybe even die in the next decade.

  8. CompTIA ChannelCon: MSP Thought Leadership

    This week I’ve been at CompTIA’s ChannelCon conference in Chicago. Talking with attendees and listening to speakers, I discovered a theme I’d like to share. At ChannelCon, the organization’s president and CEO Todd Thibodeaux took to the stage Tuesday morning to deliver his state of the industry keynote. During his presentation he shared some keys to success in managed services and one of them was to get your customers on a transition plan. That is, he said that it’s unlikely you’ll be able to shift your customers from break-fix to the as-a-Service model quickly. “Getting them to go from 1 to 10 won’t work,” he said. Rather, work with each to establish a timeline for transition. It might take a while.

  9. Mike Seymour Accepts RSPA Chairperson Gavel

    New Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) Board Chairperson Mike Seymour accepted the gavel from 2014-15 Chairperson Jim Roddy during a ceremony Tuesday at RetailNOW in Orlando, FL.

  10. RSPA Announces New Professional Development Program

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) launched its newly expanded professional development program at RetailNOW 2015.