Retail Articles

  1. How Good Of A Trusted Advisor Are You?

    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?

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

  3. NRF Supports Patent Reform Legislation

    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.

  4. VAR Opportunity: Apple Pay Leads PayPal, Mobile Payments Use Grows, Evolves

    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.

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

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

  6. Payment Security 101: Where To Start To Keep Your Merchant IT Clients Safe

    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.  

  7. How Semi-Integrated Solutions Can Help Your Merchant IT Clients — And You — With EMV Migration

    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.

  8. PoSeidon Malware Is Targeting POS Systems

    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.

  9. PCI DSS 3.1 Data Security Standard Published

    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.

  10. 5 Trends Driving How Your Retail IT Clients Use Mobility To Connect With Customers

    An infographic from staffing organization Randstad examines five trends driving how mobility is used to connect businesses with customers. According to Randstad, enterprise mobility is now transcending BYOD (bring your own device) to encompass better business intelligence, ultra-personalization in mobile marketing, and creating “mobile moments” that mark unique business experiences.