At apg® we believe that brick-and-mortar retail connects people to their community, to each other, and drives business success. For more than 40 years, we have been supplying your communities and their retail and hospitality businesses with cash drawers through various partner channels.
Today we are a leading global manufacturer of best-in-class cash management solutions and PoS peripherals, our products improve the daily lives of retail and hospitality providers in over 90 countries. Our solutions help retailers simplify their day-to-day operations, overcome challenges, ensure a strong future, and help them remain connected to the community by enhancing the customer experience.
At apg® when we say “trust” we mean at every point, from the initial engagement through the delivery and use of the product. Through growth and innovation, it is our goal to strengthen the vitality of every retail and hospitality provider worldwide. Simply put, we’re easy to do business with, all the while you can trust us to deliver best-in-class PoS solutions to fit your retail environment. It’s the foundation for all we do. We’ve earned our reputation as a market leader in product excellence by developing new and exciting solutions to meet the needs of an ever-changing world of retail. We harness our unique expertise to strengthen retailers’ success and earn the loyalty of value channel partners through reliable, secure, and innovative PoS solutions
We strive to be the preferred partner of choice for retailers and hospitality providers around the world. For more information visit apg® at www.apgsolutions.com or call 763-571-5000.
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APG WHITE PAPERS
Choosing The Right Fit For Your Business: Anatomy Of A Cash Drawer1/18/2022
The cash drawer has been a key component of the retail business for as long as people have exchanged money for goods. If you accept currency, you need the best cash drawer, but choosing the right drawer and till solution requires planning, consideration, and a little research.
Reimagining The Store Of The Future: Retail Adjustments For A Post-pandemic World7/16/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic created significant challenges for retail, and one that is likely to have long-term effects is to persuade consumers to return to stores. Concerns over the potential for infection have left many consumers feeling uncomfortable in stores. Retailers must take meaningful steps to earn the trust of patrons whose values and behavior have changed.
Prioritizing Total Cost Of Ownership In Retail Technology Purchases7/16/2021
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the retail industry was transforming itself to adopt new technologies and accommodate evolving consumer preferences. Now, as retailers look beyond the pandemic, they need to invest in new technologies and services to stay competitive in the digital future. For point of sale (POS) solution providers, this opens profit-generating opportunities to sell technology solutions and deliver long-term services.
Cash Transactions In The Mobile World2/19/2020
For two decades, the PC has reigned supreme over all POS solutions, operating as point of sale terminals that sit on counters and control various peripherals. However, the need for PC-centric solutions is waning as a more flexible POS model emerges Leveraging cloud and mobile technologies, this model supports thin client and IP-enabled components such as cash drawers and printers.
What Resellers Really Look For When Partnering With ISVs1/29/2020
Ask executives at the world’s leading software companies the secrets to their company’s success and they’ll offer up the usual answers: value, simplicity, the right offerings, a tough interview process leading to the hiring of the right people … the list goes on and you’re most likely already familiar with it. Notice, however, these answers focus on what can be done internally — those things the company has control over.
Protect Yourself: 8 Security Best Practices For Retailers10/21/2019
The retail industry is a favorite target of cyber attackers. Hackers know a successful attack on a retailer can give them access to the data of thousands or even millions of payment cardholders. Cyber criminals can sell that data for a tidy profit to other criminals on the dark web who use it for fraud, identity theft, and phishing attacks. Cyber crime is big business; it’s projected to cause damages of $6 trillion by 2021 on organizations of all types and sizes.
APG CASE STUDIES
SMARTtill Solves Disappearing Cash Problem at Gainfort Stores10/4/2021
Gainfort Ltd. operates two convenience stores in Huntingdon, U.K., about 70 miles north of London. At the end of employee shifts, owner Sunil Lahal noticed a disturbing trend during cash counts: The totals were off.
A Supermarket's Recipe For Reducing Labor And Cash Loss7/16/2021
Most merchants still welcome cash gladly, however, managing it and the associated cost, is another matter especially for big supermarkets. It’s a big challenge. Handling bills and coins often leads to mistakes at the checkout and the backroom. Cash counts are time consuming, especially when there are discrepancies and multiple lanes, taking staff and managers away from other tasks.
Automated Cash Management Technology Becomes A Time Saver For Pennsylvania Hardware Store12/4/2020
Sometimes seeing is believing. Just ask the owners of Quincy Hardware in Waynesboro, PA, who were so impressed with a demonstration of APG Cash Drawer’s SMARTtill ® Intelligent Cash Drawer Solution that they simply had to have it. Never mind that the store had just deployed two brand-new cash drawers a year earlier.
APG Sneeze Guards Strike A Chord For Music Stores, Keeping Employees And Patrons Safe9/17/2020
A music store is more than a place of commerce. It’s a community haven for musicians who gather to discuss their favorite gear, try out instruments, and trade techniques. And it’s a place of dreams, where aspiring young musicians picture themselves playing the world’s stages.
A New Approach To Handling Cash: Cash As A Service9/5/2018
What if merchants had a way to accept cash payments without the costs and hassles of cash management?
Messy Retail Counters Chase Away Customers
Counter space is some of the most valuable real estates inside a retail store. An organized, neat counter with accessible Point-of-Purchase items projects care and intention to customers and may even convert them into lifetime shoppers.
Retailers Are Prioritizing Innovation In IT Spending
Retailers are increasing their IT budgets and allotting a bigger portion of those budgets to innovation. They are investing in cloud-based and automation solutions to replace aging technology to meet customer demand for omnichannel experiences and cope with a severe labor shortage.
Three Post-Pandemic Imperatives For Retailers3/22/2022
After two long years, it appears the pandemic may be coming to an end. As retailers devise post-pandemic strategies, they must consider changes in customer behavior. The pandemic accelerated digital transformation in retail and helped reshape customer expectations. There is no going back.
Technologies To Support The Cannabis Dispensaries Of The Future2/1/2022
The cannabis market is expanding rapidly and is creating substantial opportunities to sell cannabis cash management, cash drawers, and cannabis dispensary POS solutions.
Ten Retail Trends To Watch In 202211/17/2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 proved to be another atypical year for retailers. As we look into the coming year, don’t expect things to go back to normal just yet. 2022 will bring its own set of opportunities and challenges that will keep retailers on their toes as they try to balance customer demand against supply chain issues.
Cash Advocates Fight For American Freedoms Of Payment Choice In Washington10/25/2021
While the cashless movement gained momentum during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates of the right to use cash are taking their fight to Congress. In July, Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-NJ, introduced a bill to prohibit businesses from rejecting cash payments for in-store transactions.
Integrating Cash With Digital Channels8/6/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic raised safety concerns over cash handling, but those fears dissipated as the pandemic dragged on. By October 2020, cash had rebounded and reasserted itself as “the top way to make a purchase throughout 2020,” according to a report by Javelin Strategy & Research for ATM operator Cardtronics.
Mobile-first Approach: Not Just For Small Shops Anymore8/6/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a sudden 8.5% decline in adoption of mobile POS systems, but implementation will accelerate in the next four years. By 2025, the mPOS installed base will grow by 20%, according to an IHL Group projection.
Five Post-Pandemic Investments For Retailers6/10/2021
As the number of vaccinated people increases, states are lifting pandemic restrictions to restore some sense of normalcy. Even the most stringent cities and states are in the process of returning stores and restaurants to full capacity -- a welcome move for business owners.
Cash Use Remains Strong Through The Pandemic5/28/2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated “cashless society” efforts around the globe. Understandably, consumers grew concerned over the possibility of contracting the virus by handling cash. Meanwhile, retailers had to scramble to continue operating even when they had to temporarily close brick-and-mortar stores. Many turned to curbside pickup, BOPIS (buy online, pickup in store), and touchless payments.