Category: EMV

2017 Outlook: Eight POS Trends to Watch

Each new year brings changes, reaffirmation of trends and patterns, and new developments. In the retail and hospitality space, expect to see in 2017 a continuation of the trend toward mobility, cloud-based solutions and the emergence of Unified Commerce strategies. Some belt-tightening is also likely as these industries wade through economic and political uncertainties, particularly

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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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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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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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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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12 POS Jargon Terms You Should Know

Jargon – curse or blessing? That really depends on how much, and in which context, you use it. No question, jargon can be effective among people who share common interests and knowledge, providing a kind of shorthand that gets the job done without lengthy explanations. But jargon can get in the way, causing more harm

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Mobile Payments Technology Needs a Boost

Mobility is a computing inevitability. Look around and you’re bound to see someone using a WiFi connection or sticking their nose in a smartphone. So why is adoption of mobile technology slower than expected at the point of sale? Several recent research reports indicate merchants have been slow to implement mobile POS (mPOS) systems, and

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EMV Update: Most Merchants Aren’t Ready

The shift to EMV (EuroPay MasterCard and Visa) payment cards became official on Oct. 1, but you could be excused for missing it. Despite all of the discussion over the past few years about this event, some cardholders still don’t have EMV cards and most merchants lack the capability to handle them. As of August,

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How Secure is Your Mobile POS?

One of the most common questions regarding the use of tablets and smartphones in mobile POS systems is, “How secure are they?” The answer depends on the installation. The PCI (Payment Card Industry) list of validated applications so far does not include Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android mobile systems, but that doesn’t mean securing these

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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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