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  1. 5 Ways Merchant Services Providers Can Help Prepare Retailers For The EMV World

    After what seems like an eternity of conversation and prognostication on the part of the card associations, the much anticipated transition from traditional magnetic stripe cards to new EMV chip cards will begin in earnest this October. While EMV has certainly been around in one form or another in other global markets, the introduction of EMV into the U.S. is still catching many merchants — and even a number of solutions providers — off guard in terms of liability responsibilities, technology nuances, and even availability of certified solutions

  2. The 3 Most Important Things For Retail IT VARs To Do This Year

    As EMV is shaping software solutions in the retail and restaurant world, big corporations are getting into the payments space. They have realized, without the POS (point of sale) software, acquiring new merchants is a big challenge. Dealers had a very difficult time last year when the market changed and traditional POS vendors were not achieving revenue expectations.

  3. How Technology Advancements, Consumer Demands Are Changing The POS Solutions You Sell

    Exponential growth in both technology and payments has changed the way consumers shop and their expectations of the entire experience. Now more than ever people are researching products online and making purchases through either the ecommerce outlet for direct shipping or in-store pick-up or they walk into the retail location and make the purchase the traditional way, in person. But now even in-person payments aren't so traditional.

  4. Does Your Company Have A Path To Sell POS-as-a-Service?

    “POS-as-a-Service” is a phrase that is the buzz in our point of sale (POS) industry. Does it mean the same thing to every VAR, ISO, or ISV?  Most certainly it does not and nor should it. The list of benefits for both the merchant and the POS provider is varied depending on your position in the market, your targeted customer, and your selling strategy. How did we get to be an emerging POS-as-a-Service industry, and where are we headed?

  5. 7 Reasons To Provide Quarterly Reports To Your Managed Services Customer

    Managed IT services providers (MSPs) must ensure that their service delivery objectives are in line with their client’s business objectives. The common aspiration of an MSP is to provide a service that their client finds valuable and thus indispensable.

  6. EMV Liability Shift: Don’t Panic, But Start Planning

    Chip-and-PIN technology or EMV has been in use in Europe for several years. Here’s how it works: credit and debit cards have a chip embedded in them and once the card is swiped, users have to enter a pin number to complete a transaction. It’s estimated that this technology has cut down incidents of fraud by 65 percent over the last 10 years. For the U.S., the world’s largest user of credit and debit cards, this could be an effective tool in fighting credit card theft.

  7. Top Trends In Mobile Payment: Part 2

    Businesses using mobile devices to accept payment is an increasingly popular trend in the world of mobile. Embedding payment acceptance technology directly into mobile phones and tablets is an exciting area of innovation because it has the potential to displace the traditional point of sale terminal.

  8. Top Trends In Mobile Payment: Part 1

    It was only eight years ago that Apple changed the mobile industry with the launch of the first iPhone. Today there is a second mobile revolution upon this, and this time, it’s a revolution of mobile commerce. An ever increasing reliance on tablets and phones is rapidly changing the technology behind how we manage both our lives and business.

  9. What IT Solutions Providers Need To Know About The U.S. Migration To EMV-Enabled Solutions

    Payment processing is an ever-evolving industry, and this year the U.S. is adopting the chip card standard, also known as EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa). EMV is a driving force in the global payments market today, providing the latest and most reliable data security standards.

  10. 3 Ways Payment Methods Can Make An Impact On Customer Experience

    It wasn’t that long ago when merchants would dictate the form of payment by simply asking, “cash or credit?” as you prepared to make a purchase. Many merchants wouldn’t even take checks because they took too long to process and would often “bounce” or be returned.