Category: Retail

Cash As A Service Opportunity

It Is Not Going Away – That Much Is Now Sure Now in this new era, retailers are beginning to move from looking at cash as cost of business to a customer service tool. The newly combined companies of APG and Cash Bases are engaging retailers and channel partners to allow the greatest opportunities to

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EMV Making Slow Progress

The adoption of EMV technology (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) at the POS in the U.S. has been slow and, at times, confusing. When the deadline for merchants to start accepting EMV chip-enabled cards passed in October 2015, more than two-thirds of merchants weren’t ready for the switch. But things have started to change, according to

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Seven Situations Where Cash Is King

There are plenty of good reasons to carry cash. You get better control of your budget and will likely spend less than when you use plastic or electronic payments for everything, even a cup of coffee or a candy bar. Mobile payments and credit cards make sense in some situations. If you’re putting down a

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EUROSHOP 2017 – What to Expect from APG Cash Drawer and Other Exhibitors

There will be over 2,500 exhibitors and 110,000 visitors making the trip to “The World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair” at EuroShop 2017. Therefore, attendees are eagerly anticipating the potential opportunities they could generate to realize their retail goals.  Hence, interacting with a nifty hi-tech gadget, an ingenious store design or artificial intelligence software should

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Still Not Comfortable with Millennials? Wait till You See Generation Z

Employers are still coming to terms with how to accommodate the work habits of millennials. You remember Millennials, the generation that reached adulthood around 2000 and brought a fair amount of change. They prefer flexible hours, have a strong sense of work/life balance, and want to be rewarded for their work with clear career advancement

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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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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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