In the news, there are rumors of a payment platform in the next iPhone. In addition, The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has updated its warning to retailers advising them on “Backoff” point of sale (POS) malware. In other news, Dairy Queen could be the latest victim of “Backoff,” just at the beginning of an investigation. And a study shows digital coupons use is on the rise and in-store service is the key to a successful digital coupon program.
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Multimarket Surveillance Sales Drive Double-Digit Growth
This LA-based security solutions reseller doesn’t discriminate by vertical, and it’s consistently achieving 20 percent annual sales growth.
Break Out Of Paltry POS Sales
Selling complementary IT solutions and professional services contracts are driving this retail VAR’s projected 150 percent revenue growth.
Hospitality Tech Evolves To Incorporate Payment Changes
VARs can add to value and revenue with additional POS features.
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Top 15 Free Software And Tools For Retailers
The role of a retail VAR is changing. Retail VARs can no longer just sell and install POS hardware and sign up retailers for merchant services. Today’s VARs need to position themselves as the trusted IT consultant to their retailer clients.
3 Security Strategies Worth Considering Along With EMV, BYOD
A spate of high-profile data breaches and the ongoing threats posed by antiquated magnetic stripe technology has created the need for transformation across the retail and financial sectors — including the upcoming adoption of Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) global standard chip cards throughout the U.S.
Zoo & Aquarium Mobilizes Online Sales And Improves Guest Experience With Mobile Web Store
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) located in Tacoma, Washington, has 792 animals and 98 different species on display. Founded in 1905, the facility covers 29 acres of land within Point Defiance Park and offers gorgeous views of Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. The only combined zoo and aquarium in the Pacific Northwest, the site attracts over 700,000 visitors a year.
5 Lies You Might Hear About Mobile POS
Scott Holt, Vice President of ROAM, responds to concerns some merchants — and maybe even some VARs — have about mobile point of sale.
5 Things You Need To Know To Write Apps For Hospitality Clients
Welcome to 2014, the year we’ve finally accepted the sad but palpable truth that smart phones and tablets have become our closest companions. These devices are our diaries, our assistants, and our shining beacons of connectivity. They are our car keys, our credit cards, our encyclopedias, and our professional photographers. With over 1 million mobile applications out there — and hundreds being added every single day — it is more important than ever before to outperform the competition in the app space.
Datacap And APG Debut PaymentsDrawer For Mobile POS Providers
Datacap and APG Cash Drawer debut their collaborative PaymentsDrawer™ for Mobile POS providers. The PaymentsDrawer provides POS developers with instant access to virtually all payment processors in North America and a variety of common POS Peripherals from leading manufacturers (receipt printers, pole displays, PIN Pads, MSRs, barcode scanners, weigh scales, etc.) through one, simple integration.
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PAR Technology Shows Mobility Solution At RetailNOW 2014
At RSPA’s RetailNOW 2014, Aug. 4-6 in Orlando, FL, Mark Bunney, senior director of product marketing for PAR Technology, demonstrates the new PAR Tablet 8, an enterprise mobility solution for hospitality and retail.
BIXOLON Invites Resellers To Learn About BP3 Partner Program
At RSPA RetailNOW 2014, Dave Roberts, SVP with BIXOLON, invites partners and potential partners to learn more about his company’s new partner program, BP3.
New Tablet Holder And Cash Drawer Featured By APG Cash Drawer At RetailNOW 2014
Bob Daugs, business development manager for APG Cash Drawer, demonstrates the Stratis tablet holder and cash drawer at RSPA RetailNOW 2014.
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Showcases Products At RetailNOW 2014
Mark Pickles with Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions showcases several solutions at RSPA’s RetailNOW 2014, including the new TCxFlight mobile solution and new TCxWave A30 with a compact design that can function as a POS, kiosk, or self-service system.