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NRF 2017 Exhibition Recap

NRF has come a long way since its early days in the ballroom of the New York Hilton. Retail’s Big Show now spans the entire retail technology universe. One exciting highlight was Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, visiting the show this year to give a keynote presentation on how to keep a

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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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Two Reasons Why You Should Visit APG at NRF 2017

  NRF’s annual “Retail’s Big Show” is right around the corner! The show will take place January 15-17, 2017 in New York City. The APG team will bring its global products, solutions, and technical experts to present during the “Big Show.” There are two reasons that you, as a retailer, VAR, ISV, or reseller, should

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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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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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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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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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