Category: Interfaces

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 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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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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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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Achieving Excellence through Rigorous Testing

POS VARs are always looking for the most durable, high-quality products they can offer their customers. At APG, our commitment to excellence begins with the design of every product we ultimately build.  Once the design is complete we test every cash drawer model to withstand the rigors of the most demanding retail environments. Our commitment

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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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Thin-bility Creates Service Opportunities for POS VARs

In the highly competitive retail space, businesses must do all they can to improve the shopping experience. Consumers have plenty of choices, and making a purchase can be as easy as a few taps on a smartphone or tablet screen. Shoppers have grown accustomed to that level of convenience are less and less inclined to

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POS Solutions as a Service: A Viable Model?

How would you like to pay for that cash drawer? Increasingly, consumers prefer to pay for technology purchases through leasing or financing to avoid large up-front cash outlays. At APG Cash Drawer, we recognize the POS market is heading in that direction, and we need to find ways to accommodate the shift. We are working

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mPOS-ible to Define? What Mobile Means in Retail

The term mPOS is bandied about our marketplace constantly these days, but ask what it means, and you’ll get some creative answers. As often happens with technology trends, new terms emerge to define the trend, but few people can agree on its definition. With mPOS, the good news is it can mean what you want

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