Category: Cash is King

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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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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3 Reasons to Attend “The Disruptive Payments Ecosystem” at RetailNOW 2016

As a reseller, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience new and upcoming technology, as well as products at RSPA’s annual RetailNOW 2016. The conference will take place July 31- August 3, 2016, in Grapevine, Texas at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. This year, there are more than 170 exhibitors in addition to networking

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Boosting Cashier Etiquette with Cash Management Technology

Technology gets a bad rap for changing human interaction in unwelcome ways – teenagers using their cellphones at dinner, lack of decorum in social media, and dangerous use of texting while driving, to name a few. So it’s nice when you can point to an example of technology improving human contact. We’re talking about the

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Polymer Pound Notes to Redefine ‘Paying with Plastic’

Come September, “paying with plastic” in the United Kingdom won’t necessarily mean swiping a charge or debit card. That’s because the Bank of England (BoE) is introducing a new polymer £5 bill – or “note” in the local parlance – and plans to follow it up with £10 and £20 denominations in 2017 and 2020,

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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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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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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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APG Cash Drawer and Cash Bases Merge for World-Class Technology and Service

For more than 30 years APG Cash Drawer and Cash Bases have manufactured cash drawers, mobile cash drawer solutions and point of sale-related products. Today we announce the union of these two companies to deliver innovative cash management solutions for our valued customers. By joining our teams, we will create a leading cash management solution

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