The Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference, powered by Business Solutions, May 17-18, featured a speaker lineup with 300+ combined years of retail and hospitality IT experience. The event educated VAR, MSP, and ISV executives about mPOS, POS-as-a-Service, Customer Experience, and Payment/Data Security.
This VAR is projecting 25% revenue growth through EMV upgrades, online ordering add-on, and by selling software that can handle the pace of a NYC hotspot.
This ISV passes up short-term money for long-term recurring revenue from SaaS contracts and payment residuals.
A reseller finds tablet POS and payment processing success in the high-end auto spa niche.
Retailers are focused on many things that reach far beyond loss prevention and security, including long-term growth, return on investment for technology, streamlining services and support to customers, and gathering business intelligence to help translate data to sales. The trend toward retail analytics isn’t new, but advancing technologies and techniques, coupled with the many new opportunities they offer to retail customers continues to drive opportunity for increased intelligence and data capture.
Software developers face many challenges. Staying relevant to customers, finding new ways to deliver value, and remaining competitive takes time and energy. It is no surprise that issues outside of the core features and functions of the software -- such as payment security and EMV — are regarded with such an aversion. Most developers are in business to solve unique needs of a market or business segment; they're not experts in payments. Unfortunately, today the ability to process cards comes at a significant cost and effort.
Technology has positively impacted a wide variety of industries from finance to education to healthcare. The retail industry in particular has experienced one of the most radical technology transformations, the result of efforts to meet consumer demand for an increasingly personalized, on-demand shopping experience. Big Data analytics in particular have helped many retailers boost revenue and enhance the overall customer experience. In fact, 94 percent of retailers believe the customer of the future will be driven by technology.
Despite the Cloud’s obvious advantages, retailers should remember how much technology still needs thoughtful deployment and ongoing support in the store.
As a point of sale (POS) reseller, you work with clients that have different perspectives when it comes to retail technology. Chances are you could characterize some of them as merchants who recognize technology as a valuable tool that helps them stay competitive and profitable. Others, though, are still hanging on to legacy systems that could be crippling their ability to attain the productivity, efficiency, and level of customer service they need to survive.
BlueStar, Epson, and Posiflex were voted as the Most Innovative Exhibitors at the 2016 Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference on May 17-18 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. All VAR, MSP, and ISV attendees were eligible to vote for the Most Innovative Exhibitor Awards. Business Solutions hosted the conference, which featured 200+ channel executives and 20+ exhibitors.
Create a checkout wherever, whenever. VeriFone’s PAYware Mobile Enterprise for Touch pairs your iPod touch® with VeriFone’s card encryption reader for on-the-spot sales.
Our gift card service is designed to help you generate new revenue, increase exposure of your brand, and manage gift card sales for one store or an entire chain.
In addition to being recognized worldwide as a small business guru, Michael Gerber is known for his straight talk. And he’s eager for solution provider owners to be candid with themselves and embrace their reality as well. In a recent interview with Business Solutions President Jim Roddy, Gerber said, “Until the straight talk happens, until somebody pulls the chain, until somebody says something that strikes (VARs and MSPs) so deeply that they can't avoid it or ignore it any longer, nothing's going to change for them.
If you were not able to attend the ISV IQ Live! conference on February 24 in Santa Ana, CA, you missed out on a day of outstanding education on partnering, raising capital, and marketing. Business Solutions invited a panel of channel thought leaders who spoke at the event to participate in this webinar so more of our ISV subscribers can learn about partnering best practices.
The best IT Security will only help stop infections from ransomware like CryptoLocker and CryptoWall, but if your vendor is promising 100% prevention then you should be very wary. Webroot SecureAnywhere has some of the most advanced defenses against ransomware but still a few of our 50,000+ business customers were infected in 2015.
Omni-channel is all the rage in retail, but is it something small retailers want or even need? And what did you miss at NRF last week that could make you more successful in 2016? We’re talking retail technology with Matt Pillar, retail guru, on this episode of the Trusted IT Advisor.