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RetailNOW 2015 Panel Session: Tablets in Retail

RSPA’s annual RetailNOW show is right around the corner! The conference will take place August 2-5, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida at the Gaylord Event and Convention Center. The four-day conference, trade show and networking event is known as “where the industry meets” and it couldn’t be more true. With over 2,000 expecting to attend, this is one event you

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Adding Value With Cash Management Solutions

Having lots of cash may seem like a good problem to have. For convenience stores or small retail shops that rely on cash for most transactions, it could become a problem the retailer can’t afford to ignore. That’s because an environment with a lot of cash transactions often is subject to mistakes and mischief. For

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Thin-bility Creates Service Opportunities for POS VARs

In the highly competitive retail space, businesses must do all they can to improve the shopping experience. Consumers have plenty of choices, and making a purchase can be as easy as a few taps on a smartphone or tablet screen. Shoppers have grown accustomed to that level of convenience are less and less inclined to

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Navigating the waters of hardware acquisition: Purchase vs. as-a-Service

In our last blog post, we discussed the importance of understanding the true costs associated with owning business hardware. Once you are cognisant of your hardware’s total cost of ownership, you are better equipped to make the difficult decision between making a CapEx purchase or subscribing to a solution provided as-a-Service. In order to help

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Money Origami: A Creative New Way to Give Cash

Graduation season is upon us. In the next few summer months, you will most likey attend a graduation or birthday party, wedding, shower, or other social event. Providing a gift at these special occasions is common practice and what better a gift to give than cold, hard cash.   People typically appreciate cash as it’s

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What are your true POS hardware costs?

The decision between purchasing a POS system and subscribing to an outcome guaranteed by as-a-Service programs is not as cut and dry as you would think. In the SMB landscape, making this decision can be a very daunting ordeal for a business owner who has never felt the pain of owning business hardware technology. The decision a business makes

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Removing Compromise from Cloud POS

Over the past decade or so, the bulk of Point of Sale solutions have consisted of one of two flavors: PC-Based and embedded (cash registers, vending, kiosks, etc) applications. Not long ago, tablet-based POS providers started to enter the fray with simple, but intuitive applications running on aesthetically-pleasing platforms aimed directly at small merchants. Then

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POS Solutions as a Service: A Viable Model?

How would you like to pay for that cash drawer? Increasingly, consumers prefer to pay for technology purchases through leasing or financing to avoid large up-front cash outlays. At APG Cash Drawer, we recognize the POS market is heading in that direction, and we need to find ways to accommodate the shift. We are working

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mPOS-ible to Define? What Mobile Means in Retail

The term mPOS is bandied about our marketplace constantly these days, but ask what it means, and you’ll get some creative answers. As often happens with technology trends, new terms emerge to define the trend, but few people can agree on its definition. With mPOS, the good news is it can mean what you want

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Learning to See – Cash Drawer Lean Manufacturing (Blog #6)

   The final topic: Achieving the Future State.   This is the time to break the Future State Value Stream into steps and set the plan. You will need to have the Future State Value Stream Map in front of you. As you look at the map, what areas can be made into segments in

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