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Consumers Still Want to Make Purchases with Cash

Cash is still one of Americans’ favorite methods of payment for purchases. While it scored behind debit cards in the September 2017 Cardtronics Health of Cash study, cash remains the most commonly used form of payment, with 91% of respondents saying they had used cash in person-to-person payments in the last six months. That’s an

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Top 10 Solution Providers 2017 – Retail CIO Outlook

APG Cash Drawer was selected as a Top 10 POS Solution Provider for 2017 in The Retail CIO Outlook magazine.  The selection panel, comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts including Retail CIO Outlook Magazine editorial board, chose vendors based on core competency, product and service offerings, innovations and market reach. Other top solution providers included were,

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Retail Isn’t Doomed, but a Tectonic Shift Is Under Way

Online shopping has put tremendous pressure on brick-and-mortar retailers, causing large numbers of locations to go out of business. But lest anyone think retail is shrinking, the opposite is actually true. As of July 2017, retail sales were up $121.5 billion over last year, according to a new report by the IHL Group. With the

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Manufacturer Brand Erosion: Protecting Brand Identity through Channel Partners

APG Cash Drawer, like many other manufacturers, relies on the indirect sales channel to get our products and solutions into the hands of our end user customers. This involves working with distributors, POS resellers, OEMs and software developers to ensure our products and services deliver maximum value. At APG we understand the important role our channel

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Data Analytics Enhances Cash Management for Retailers

Cash loss is one of the biggest challenges faced by retailers, and most of it currently results from internal theft. But even without taking theft into account, cash management is time-consuming and expensive, boosting operating expenses for retailers. The time spent manually counting cash, conducting top offs and lifts eats away at a retailer’s bottom

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5 Ways to Offset Rising Labor Costs

Retailers and restaurants are looking for ways to cope with rising labor costs, which are being fueled by minimum wage hikes in different cities and states as well as competition for workers as unemployment dips below 4.5 percent. Labor costs are one of the biggest expenses for retailers and food service companies, and while it’s

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Four Simple Best Practices for Preventing Theft at the Point of Sale

Launching a new business is a daunting task. From defining your business plan, conducing market research, acquiring financial backing, hiring staff, addressing health codes and tax laws and managing inventory, the point-of-sale may be one of the last considerations for many retailers. Store owners may overlook the importance of the point of sale. However, it

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Sleek and Small Cash Drawer Solutions Attract Large Cosmetic Chains

It is no surprise that cash continues to be a major payment method in Europe. With 1.1 trillion Euro cash in circulation as of January 2017 (European Central Bank), we will inevitably see a need for cash drawers at checkouts in the future. While there have been many advancements in PoS technologies in recent years, (contactless payment methods, clever

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RetailNOW 2017: ReAlign, ReUnite, and ReEngage

        RSPA’s RetailNOW event is upon us once again and we couldn’t be more exited to network with POS industry partners and customers, garner thought leadership and POS trends from educational talk tracks, and learn about how we can help dealers solve their business problems with innovate cash management solutions. Why is

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Differentiating General Application from Bespoke Products

Differentiating General Application from Bespoke Products   Cash is King and a cash drawer isn’t always a cash drawer. Demand for general application products has soared since early 2011. The need for highly custom or Bespoke cash drawer continues to grow. From the UK’s largest bakeries to major supermarkets across global landscapes, the need to refresh

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Mark Olson
Mark Olson
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John Meilahn
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Stephen Bergeron
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Dale Dahlberg
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Paul St. George
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Breanna Brown
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Bob Daugs
Director of Product Management
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Ann Klein
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Jarrett Buckholz
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Andrew Carr
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Nick Markwell
Nick Markwell
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Judit Ruckes
Marketing Manager
Nick Westgate
Nick Westgate
Senior Product Manager of Bespoke & Custom