Category: Thinbility

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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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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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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APG Cash Drawer and Cash Bases Merge for World-Class Technology and Service

For more than 30 years APG Cash Drawer and Cash Bases have manufactured cash drawers, mobile cash drawer solutions and point of sale-related products. Today we announce the union of these two companies to deliver innovative cash management solutions for our valued customers. By joining our teams, we will create a leading cash management solution

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APG Partner’s mPOS Solution Combines Human Touch with Efficiency

In his vision for Fortina Italian restaurants, Rob Krauss saw a perfect combination of hospitality with expedience. His hostesses and servers would work in tandem to deliver service with a smile, with tableside orders going directly to the kitchen to accelerate food preparation and minimize waits. Customer information would be captured and stored for follow-up

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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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Navigating the waters of hardware acquisition: Purchase vs. as-a-Service

In our last blog post, we discussed the importance of understanding the true costs associated with owning business hardware. Once you are cognisant of your hardware’s total cost of ownership, you are better equipped to make the difficult decision between making a CapEx purchase or subscribing to a solution provided as-a-Service. In order to help

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Removing Compromise from Cloud POS

Over the past decade or so, the bulk of Point of Sale solutions have consisted of one of two flavors: PC-Based and embedded (cash registers, vending, kiosks, etc) applications. Not long ago, tablet-based POS providers started to enter the fray with simple, but intuitive applications running on aesthetically-pleasing platforms aimed directly at small merchants. Then

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