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Fighting Counterfeit Bills in Retail this Holiday Season

Retailers know this cold fact: Receive a counterfeit bill, and you’re often stuck with it. Counterfeit bills cannot be exchanged for real currency, and trying to pass one off to someone else is illegal. The chances of a retailer getting stuck with a fraudulent bill are fairly high. During the busy holiday season, business often

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POS Industry Trends, Payment Disruptors and Cash Usage

In an interview with ETA’s Transction Trends, APG’s V.P. of Global Marketing, Stephen Bergeron discusses some industry trends, payment distruptors, and his personal cash usage What Industry Trends or Issues are Important to You Right Now? Businesses are looking for ways to control labor and reduce shrink and retailers are no exception. As the minimum

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Top Ten Features for POS System Software

Managing a small business is no easy feat, even if your multitasking skills are that of a superhero’s. Whether you’re serving up culinary masterpieces from a food truck, or you’ve cornered the market on tourist trinkets, utilizing a POS is crucial to the smooth operation and profitability of any small business. Here’s a look at

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Supermarket Managers Pressed for Time

While nine of 10 US grocery store department managers in a recent survey said they love their jobs, many lamented “not having enough time” to do them effectively even though survey participants gave themselves high marks for time management. About half of the respondents said their departments don’t get “enough labor hours to effectively complete

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Equipmag’s Paris Retail Week Focuses on Retail Innovation

Cash management and retail innovation were among the hot topics during the Paris Retail Week 2016 show in mid-September. APG representatives attended the event, which drew more than 48,000 show-goers and about 1,000 companies. While at the event, we had the opportunity to shake hands with other players in the retail and technology industries, and ask

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Why Brick and Mortar Isn’t Going Away

Online shopping has brought consumers an undeniable level of convenience. Who doesn’t appreciate placing an order from the living room couch or kitchen table? Say you order a pair of shoes online, and they don’t fit. Now you have to go through the hassle of printing out a return label, and driving to the nearest

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APG Partner Toast Cures Popular Food Truck’s POS Woes

Erik Metzdorf knows what it’s like to be a victim of your own success. When his food truck, Metzy’s Taqueria, rolled onto the streets of Newburyport, MA in spring 2014, a line of customers wanting to buy tacos and burritos wrapped around the block. While it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to fulfill

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APG: The Channel Is Our Lifeline

APG Cash Drawer has always done business through the channel, and we plan to continue this approach well into the future. As new players find their way into the POS channel, we thought this would be a good time to reaffirm our commitment to the indirect channel model and our channel partners. Our sales model

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Two Cash Drawer Interfaces Your Retail Customers Will Ask For

Two new cash drawer interfaces, the 486 NetPRO® and 854 USB aimed to enhance retailers’ security and store sales, were recently launched at RSPA’s RetailNOW convention in Grapevine, Texas. The 486 NetPRO® interface enables the authentication and encryption of communication over LAN at the Point of Sale and the 854 USB interface supports the power management model of Windows

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Throwback Thursday—RSPA’s RetailNOW

It’s that time of year again! RSPA’s RetailNOW is just around the corner. We have been attending this show now for 18 years. Taking a look back, APG first attended this event when it was called the “ICRDA (Independent Cash Register Dealers Association) Show” before they merged with the SDA (Systems Dealer Association) and created

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