POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. How Gift Card Solutions Can Help Your Merchant Clients Compete With Larger Retailers
    2/1/2016

    Gift cards are an important sales and relationship-building tool, especially for small retailers. In this exclusive interview with John Nail, senior product manager for stored value solutions at Mercury Payment Systems, discusses some of the benefits of a gift card program and its potential ROI.

  2. Banks Are Moving To Biometric Technology To Secure Data — And So Are Their Customers
    1/29/2016

    As data breaches and other intrusions multiply, businesses that deal in sensitive data on a daily basis are scrambling to find the most effective means of protection possible.

  3. PCI Compliance: Security For Your Merchants, Business Opportunity For You
    1/29/2016

    In this exclusive interview, Tamara Worden, senior director of card brand compliance for Sterling Payment Technologies discusses Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards compliance, why it is an essential component in safely installing and maintaining the security of a merchant’s card data environment, and how working to ensure your clients’ compliance can differentiate you among your competitors.

  4. Honing In On The Consumer Experience Using Location-Based Technology
    1/22/2016

    The writing is on the wall ... or maybe Tweeted, Instagrammed, and shared on someone’s Facebook wall.

  5. Solutions Providers: Consider What You Learned From The Past When You Set Your Course For 2016
    1/20/2016

    Looking back at 2015, there were a lot of changes — and challenges — in the IT channel. Consider the advice from these leaders at IT channel companies who offer advice on how to approach 2016, keeping in mind lessons learned last year in areas including channel consolidation, cybersecurity, and storage and data.

  6. Visa Gives VARs More Time For QIR Certification
    1/20/2016

    VISA updated its policy issued in October requiring Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrators and Reseller (QIR) certification to give acquirers, merchants, and VARs more time to comply. Level 4 merchants still need to use PCI QIRs, but resellers now have until January 31, 2017, to become certified.

  7. ISVs: Watch These Payment Trends, Seize These Opportunities In 2016
    1/19/2016

    In this interview, Bill Lodes, First American Payment System’s senior vice president of business development and strategy, provides ISVs with information to help them focus on important payment trends and to meet challenges that continue with EMV adoption and PCI compliance. He also shares top opportunities for ISVs to grow their businesses. 

  8. The Illusion Of Mobile Payments’ Slow Start
    1/15/2016

    Don’t be fooled into thinking that mobile payments are simply the latest fad. There’s a quiet revolution underway in how consumers make payments and how different that will be in the very near future.

  9. Target May Launch A Mobile Wallet
    1/14/2016

    Target is reportedly in the early stages of developing its own mobile wallet to compete with those already offered by Apple, Google, Samsung, and Walmart, according to Money.

  10. Are You Advising Your Merchant Clients To Upgrade To NFC Along With EMV?
    1/13/2016

    Your merchant clients that rely on you as a trusted advisor are turning to you for advice as they upgrade their payment terminals to accept EMV chip cards. One question is which additional features and functionalities could help future-proof their new solutions and protect their investments — and one of the options bound to be a part of that conversation is whether it’s necessary to include near field communication (NFC) technology.