Category: Thought Leadership

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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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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EMV Update: Most Merchants Aren’t Ready

The shift to EMV (EuroPay MasterCard and Visa) payment cards became official on Oct. 1, but you could be excused for missing it. Despite all of the discussion over the past few years about this event, some cardholders still don’t have EMV cards and most merchants lack the capability to handle them. As of August,

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Creating Customer Loyalty Today and in the Future

Steve Cuntz, the CEO of BlueStar, one of our largest distribution partners says often that there is no single action or event that contributes to their success. It’s the continual actions and efforts of their employees every day that creates loyalty among their customers.  Those activities enable their customers to utilize and understand the value

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