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Managing Cash at the POS

In an interview with APG’s V.P. of Global Marketing, Stephen Bergeron discusses how to address security, mPOS, and traditional POS peripherals. What can solution providers do today to help SMB retailers make systems more secure? Solution providers can address a retailer’s network security and password management protocol. Dealers can advise retailers to never use generic

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Register Now! What’s New and upcoming in SMB Cash Management Solutions

What’s New and upcoming in SMB Cash Management Solutions On Wednesday, May 18th, APG Cash Drawer will host a panelist webinar moderated by RSPA . Panel participants will include thought leaders from Glory Global Solutions, and APG Cash Drawer Payments are heating up in virtually every vertical market within the channel ecosystem. The buzzwords swirling

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Does the Surge in UK Contactless Payments Hint at Cash’s Demise?

One in five retail purchases under £30 in the United Kingdom these days are completed with contactless payments. Instead of handing cash to a store clerk or swiping a card, shoppers use “tap and go” cards, smart cards or mobile wallet apps through their smartphones and watches to pay for purchases. In April 2016, The Telegraph reported that

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Customer Experience Grabs the Spotlight at European Retail Tech Shows

If there was a prevailing trend discussed at the EuroCIS and RBTE retail tech trade shows this year, it was about making customer interaction easier. Everywhere you turned during the events, someone was talking about checkout solutions and business analytics that can help improve the customer experience. EuroCIS took place in Dusseldorf, Germany, at the

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Expanding the Role of the Trusted Advisor through Cash Management

One of the biggest challenges retailers face is the cost of handling cash. Between counting cash repeatedly, reconciling cash drawer amounts, and transporting bills and coins to the bank, a lot of time and money is spent on managing the process. In a recent conversation with a Tier 1 retailer, we learn they count/handle cash

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12 POS Jargon Terms You Should Know

Jargon – curse or blessing? That really depends on how much, and in which context, you use it. No question, jargon can be effective among people who share common interests and knowledge, providing a kind of shorthand that gets the job done without lengthy explanations. But jargon can get in the way, causing more harm

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New POS Security Requirements Affect Industry Partners

Retail businesses are constantly under attack by cybercriminals trying to steal payment card data – and in some cases, retailers are making it easier for hackers to succeed. In fact, credit card company Visa has found that improperly installed POS applications and merchant payment devices create the conditions hackers like to exploit to steal information.

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APG Cash Drawer & Cash Bases Together on the Rise – By the Numbers

In September 2015, APG and Cash Bases merged – becoming a global cash management solution provider.The new company provides its customer with a centralized sales team in Europe, a complete line of cash drawer products with over 25,000 unique offerings and customized cash management solutions that meets any retailer’s business needs. Committed to innovation in

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5 Best Email Practices Retailers can Use to Boost Post-Holiday Shopping

According to the National Retail Federation,  2015 holiday sales increased 3 percent to $626.1 billion. Now that the holiday season is over, what can retailers do to keep customers spending? By keeping up marketing efforts and promotion with a carefully chosen method of delivery, retailers can continue to target customers with messages that generate sales. With printed,

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5 POS Trends to Look for in 2016

It’s the time of year for predictions, so let’s consult our crystal ball to see what 2016 may have in store for the POS/cash management industry. For the most part, what we will see is a continuation of the major trends that have been reshaping our industry in recent years. Let’s take a closer look

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