Category: Retail

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

Why Brick and Mortar Isn’t Going Away

Online shopping has brought consumers an undeniable level of convenience. Who doesn’t appreciate placing an order from the living room couch or kitchen table? Say you order a pair of shoes online, and they don’t fit. Now you have to go through the hassle of printing out a return label, and driving to the nearest

Continue Reading