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
Choose How You Want To Pay: Flexibility In The Payment Process1/9/2023
As the payment method landscape continues to evolve, retailers should have a strategy that takes into account current preferences and – to the extent possible – anticipates future changes.
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.
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?
Credit Card Swipe Fees Burden Merchants And Consumers
"Swipe fees" charged by credit card companies, which merchants must pay and often pass on to consumers, have become a high cost for businesses, leading to higher prices for goods and services.
U.S. Consumer Spending Is Weaker But Still Growing
U.S. consumer spending is declining, with a shift from goods to experiences like travel and dining out, potentially impacting the retail sector and signaling an uncertain economic future.
Doing Our Part For A Sustainable Future10/13/2023
As a response to global sustainability commitments and the pressing need to combat climate change, apg is taking proactive measures to reduce its carbon footprint through a number of green initiatives.
Report: Future Monetary Systems Must Include Cash10/13/2023
The debate over the future of cash centers on technology advancements, but neglects the social and economic implications of excluding those without digital access.
Once Considered Unsafe, Cash Now Offers Security10/13/2023
Using cash provides increased security and privacy compared to electronic payment methods, minimizing the risk of cyber theft and personal data exposure.
Cash In Hand, Security In Mind8/7/2023
Different payment methods offer different advantages, and those offered by cash include protection of personal data, financial inclusivity, and resilient payment infrastructures
The Role Of Cash In The Future Monetary Landscape8/7/2023
What will the monetary landscape look like in 2050? Will cash still be relevant? How will we store and measure value? The cash community needs to take a leadership role in designing a relevant and effective role for cash in the future.
Report: Cash Still Matters In The UK4/3/2023
While cash use in the U.K. further declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RSA warns that a sudden shift to cashless would hurt older and vulnerable segments of society.
Redefining Cash? It’s More Than Bills And Coins2/14/2023
The word “cash” brings to mind bank notes and coins. However, even at the point of sale, the meaning of cash is being redefined.
Policy And Cash | Existing Global Legislation And Recommendations10/14/2022
Robbing a bank in Sweden isn’t what it used to be. Just ask the man who attempted to rob a cashless bank. Sweden is the first country to move toward a cashless system. Only about 1% of the country’s GDP moves in cash and the government is working on developing a digital currency.