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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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APG Introduces New mPOS Solution

APG is excited to announce the release of a new mPOS solution idea for stadiums, concession sales, and entrepreneurial hitchhikers. The SportCash™ Carrier (shown below) was designed for specific environments where mobility is a necessity. Light weight for easy portability, the SportCash™ Carrier can be easily carried up and down stairs, through diverse weather environments, and by people with varying  athletic

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Thin-bility Solutions Draw Attention at EuroCIS

This year’s attendance at EuroCIS broke previous records by attracting nearly 9,000 visitors from more than 60 countries. APG Cash Drawer was among the 318 exhibitors at the show, where we had the opportunity to demo products designed specifically for the European market and promote the Thin-bility concept. Europe is in the process of adapting

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APG Webinar: Cash Transactions in Mobile World

                  On March 5th, APG’s V.P. of Global Marketing, Stephen Bergeron presented, “Cash Transactions in a Mobile World” to a group of ScanSource Europe’s resellers. A webinar recording is now available. Click here to view a recording of this webinar. Summary: How we manage cash in the front end and

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Get Ready for EMV

Time is running out for merchants to adopt EMV (EuroPay MasterCard and Visa) standards. Starting Oct. 1, merchant liability for payment card fraud will increase, unless they can process payments with microchip-based cards. It they don’t have the capability to process payment through the chip, they become responsible for fraudulent transactions involving those cards. The

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Learning to see – Cash Drawer Lean Manufacturing (Blog #5)

NOTE: This is the 5th blog of APG’s Lean Manufacturing, Learning to See series. To see previous posts, please scroll below. Now the fun part of the lean manufacturing journey: The Future State. This really is the fun part because as you eliminate the waste and begin implementing changes, you will see things begin to

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Cash Is Still King

Anyone can pay for anything with plastic, but pulling out a wad of cash from your pocket still delivers a sense of gratification no other form or payment can match. Cash is still king, and if you think plastic and mobile payments are about to displace legal tender, consider this: Cash circulation in the United

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2015 IT Forecast – Key Takeaways and Findings

A month has past since APG returned from NRF 2015. Retailers of all types and sizes attend NRF to discover the most cutting edge solutions available to them. Retailers can also attend an array of educational sessions to learn from the brightest minds within our industry. At the show, I attended the 12th annual RIS/IHL Group

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Meet The Bloggers

Mark Olson
President
John Meilahn
V.P. of Global Sales
Stephen Bergeron
V.P. of Global Marketing
Dale Dahlberg
V.P. of Operations
Paul St. George
Director of Mobility and Interfaces
Breanna Brown
Creative Marketing Ambassador
Bob Daugs
Director of Product Management
Ann Klein
Distribution Channel Manager
Jarrett Buckholz
Customer Relations Rep. Lead
Bryan Burk
OEM Account Manager