Category: POS Software

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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Top Ten Features for POS System Software

Managing a small business is no easy feat, even if your multitasking skills are that of a superhero’s. Whether you’re serving up culinary masterpieces from a food truck, or you’ve cornered the market on tourist trinkets, utilizing a POS is crucial to the smooth operation and profitability of any small business. Here’s a look at

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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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Managing Cash at the POS

In an interview with APG’s V.P. of Global Marketing, Stephen Bergeron discusses how to address security, mPOS, and traditional POS peripherals. What can solution providers do today to help SMB retailers make systems more secure? Solution providers can address a retailer’s network security and password management protocol. Dealers can advise retailers to never use generic

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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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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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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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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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