Category: Payment Security

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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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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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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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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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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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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New POS Security Requirements Affect Industry Partners

Retail businesses are constantly under attack by cybercriminals trying to steal payment card data – and in some cases, retailers are making it easier for hackers to succeed. In fact, credit card company Visa has found that improperly installed POS applications and merchant payment devices create the conditions hackers like to exploit to steal information.

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