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Deloitte Makes Predictions For 2014 Holiday Sales

U.S. Christmas sales are set to increase by up to 4 percent over 2013 numbers, according to Deloitte’s annual retail holiday sales forecast. This represents a greater increase over the 2.8 percent seen for the 2013 holiday season and equates to a growth of anywhere from $981 to $986 billion this upcoming holiday season.

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POS & PAYMENT PROCESSING EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • Who Needs To Rebrand When You Can “Bounce” To Future Success?
    Who Needs To Rebrand When You Can “Bounce” To Future Success?

    How often do we think of implementing a radical structural fix when an attitude and leadership adjustment could be the remedy? Such a radical reaction may be to rebrand and/or relaunch when, in fact, our problems can be overcome with a systematic approach to improved team performance.

  • Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 5)
    Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 5)

    It’s not love at first sight. It is all about the relationship between the vendor and the partner if a channel sales partnership is to be successful.  A better understanding of what a vendor expects from a partner helps the solution provider make well informed and prudent business decisions that have a positive and profitable impact on their organization.

  • Four Keys To Managing Customer Relationships
    Four Keys To Managing Customer Relationships

    By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. You could be offering the best product or service on the market, but if you don’t treat your customers properly before, during, and after a sale, you will never be able to build a mutually-beneficial partnership that keeps them coming back. Undoubtedly, loyal customers are your most valuable business asset.

  • 5 Characteristics Of A Great IT Employee — And None Of Them Are Technical Skills
    5 Characteristics Of A Great IT Employee — And None Of Them Are Technical Skills

    My underlying principle about recruitment is that specific skills and training are important, but they shouldn’t be your primary concern during the hiring process. Job skills are necessary, of course, but you should look beyond skills and consider the behavioral characteristics that spell success in your company. My belief has always been that I can teach you to do your job better, but I can’t change who you are. Behavioral skills are much harder to teach and to change. People skills, management, leadership, creativity, ability to deal with adversity: these are of more value in the long term than any specific “job” skill. In the end, those are what we need.

  • What Apple Pay Means For The Channel
    What Apple Pay Means For The Channel

    Apple Pay has been a long time coming. Now that it’s here (or almost here), you’re probably wondering what it means for you as a reseller. We’ve been studying the technology and the wider payments climate carefully, and have a few tips and insights to help you navigate the ways this will change things for you and your merchant customers.

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RETAIL-FOCUSED WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • POS System For Golf Tournament Scores "Whole In One"
    POS System For Golf Tournament Scores "Whole In One"

    The 2014 PGA Memorial Tournament hosted by golfi ng legend Jack Nicklaus delivered a couple of signifi cant fi rsts. For the fi rst time, Japanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama won the tournament, and APG Cash Drawer debuted its Stratis Integration System as part of a mobile POS solution used at concession and food stations.

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POS EVENTS

Channel Transitions – East July 22, 2014 Boston
RSPA RetailNOW Aug 3-6, 2014 Orlando, FL
BlueStar’s VARTECH  Sep 17-19, 2014 New Orleans
Harbortouch Accelerate Conference 2014 Sep. 30-Oct. 2, 2014 New Orleans
Channel Transitions – Midwest October 7, 2014 Chicago
Money2020 Nov 2-6, 2014 Las Vegas
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