Newsletter | May 7, 2012

05.07.12 -- How Dirty Is The Business Of Payment Processing?

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Point of Sale & Payment Processing Edition

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Meeting Evolving Customer Needs With POS Technology
By Dell
Point of service (POS) is approaching an inflection point in today's retail environment. With the move to mobile devices, omnichannel experiences, and a focus on customer loyalty, more is being demanded of POS systems.
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Expand Your POS Solutions Set
By Matt Pillar, contributing editor
After changing to a total-solutions business model, this POS VAR is expecting 23% revenue growth.
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Ring Up New Sales With Mobile POS
By Brian Albright, contributing editor
New technology complements existing POS solutions, providing VARs an opportunity for follow-on sales and services.
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How Dirty Is The Business Of Payment Processing?
By Mike Monocello, chief editor
A few weeks ago I attended the ETA Annual Meeting & Expo in Las Vegas where I spoke with leaders at dozens of various payment processing companies. A topic that came up during one appointment, which was surprising to me, was how some point of sale (POS) VARs have decided to not sell payment processing because they feel it’s a dirty business.
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VAR Capitalizes On Fast-Food Industry's POS Needs
By Cindy Dubin, contributing editor
A VAR secures a multistore project by touting the advantages of an ECR/payment processing POS system.
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Biometrics 101
By Hanscan
Biometrics is the science and supporting technology of measuring and analyzing biological data. In information technology, biometrics refers to technologies that measure and analyze human body characteristics (such as DNA, fingerprints, eye retinas and irises, voice patterns, facial patterns, and hand measurements), primarily for authentication purposes.
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Bematech Launches Ruggedized Dual-Core Computer
Bematech, a manufacturer of point of sale and kitchen display system hardware, announced the newest addition to their LC series of industrial computers.
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Executive Commentary

The Durbin Amendment: Who's Pocketing The Savings — Your Customer Or The Processor?
By Sean Kramer, president and CEO, Element Payment Services

"What many ISVs don't realize is that their processing providers' rate structure determines who pockets the savings."
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BSM Video Blog

How IP Cameras Can Take Your Retail Solutions To The Next Level
By Mike Monocello, chief editor

At Mobotix' NPC USA East Coast 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the IP camera manufacturer announced an upcoming Q3 2012 release of people counting and heat mapping functionality, which will be a free upgrade to the company’s already free VMS software. While people counting functionality isn’t new to the video industry, it does serve as a great example of how today’s IP cameras can be used for way more than just video surveillance. Check out the following video to learn more.
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White Paper

The Case For Retail-Hardened POS
By Posiflex

Even in environments where handheld devices can complement traditional checkout counters, retailers must retain durable, highly functional POS equipment as part of their core store systems.
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Case Study

Mobile Solution Improves Efficiency And Customer Satisfaction For Specialty Retailer
By pcAmerica

Luci's Healthy Marketplace is a gourmet natural market, caterer, and coffee bar located in Phoenix, AZ. Because Luci's caters to a variety of health and dietary needs, they provide many ordering options to their guests to ensure they get their food and coffee orders the way they like them.
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