Category: Europe

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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Intelligent Cash Handling Goes Mobile

Mobile POS (mPOS) platforms are bringing new levels of convenience and flexibility to retail. Now, a sales associate at a small boutique doesn’t have to be stuck at checkout for the duration of a shift. Thanks to wireless connections, that associate can help a customer complete a transaction anywhere in the store with a tablet

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Cash As A Service Opportunity

It Is Not Going Away – That Much Is Now Sure Now in this new era, retailers are beginning to move from looking at cash as cost of business to a customer service tool. The newly combined companies of APG and Cash Bases are engaging retailers and channel partners to allow the greatest opportunities to

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European Retail Trade Shows – No Signs of Slowing Down

Go back five or ten years and you would have thought that businesses would see less value in attending trade shows in the modern digital world; where information is instantly at our fingertips thanks to the internet. In fact, the opposite is true, trade shows still hold an important place in the business calendar. They unite

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From Counting Cash To Counting On Operational Excellence

An APG Case Study In Partnership With Costcutter Supermarkets The Costcutter store in Porthleven, UK, is a busy place, especially in the summer months when tourists flock to the seaside town. The staff were spending more than two hours daily counting money, calculating cash floats and topping up tills, which hurt productivity. With multiple cashiers

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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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The Unknown Truth About Self-Checkout

If you’ve been through a self-checkout lane at a supermarket or department store, you’ve probably concluded that “self” is more aspiration than reality. Something always seems to go wrong, prompting the self-checkout machine to inform you an attendant is on the way to help. Perhaps the scanner can’t scan a coupon or an item’s bar-code.

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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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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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Customer Experience Grabs the Spotlight at European Retail Tech Shows

If there was a prevailing trend discussed at the EuroCIS and RBTE retail tech trade shows this year, it was about making customer interaction easier. Everywhere you turned during the events, someone was talking about checkout solutions and business analytics that can help improve the customer experience. EuroCIS took place in Dusseldorf, Germany, at the

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