Serving thousands of customers worldwide, APG Cash Drawer powers cash management solutions across a wide range of global industries and verticals. Whether it’s our general application cash drawer, custom designed solutions, or the SMARTtill® Cash Management Solution, our products and brand are differentiated by our ability to deliver innovative technologies that globally enhance efficiency and security at the point of sale. To learn more about APG’s products, visit our website or call 763-571-5000. Stay updated on our products by following us on Twitter, Facebook , Instagram or LinkedIn.
APG has built a reputation as the supplier of choice for cash management solutions for retail, grocery, hospitality, and quick serve for thousands of customers in over 90 countries. For 40 years, APG Cash Drawer has been committed developing durable and dependable cash drawers while utilizing the latest technology. We don’t just build cash drawers, provide solutions for the retail environment to deliver superior customer service and shopping experiences.
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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.
Retail Cash Loss: Addressing The Problem With Intelligent Technology9/6/2019
Any business that accepts cash for transactions has come to expect that some percentage of it will vanish as a result of fraud, administrative errors and employee misdeeds. Inventory shrink, which includes cash loss, costs retailers an estimated $47 billion annually. It is so prevalent that retailers have a line item for it in their P&L statement.
The Resilience Of Cash In A Digital World2/28/2019
Cashless proponents have sounded the death bell for cash for at least two decades, but their predictions have been premature. To be sure, digital forms of payment have received a boost in recent years but have not succeeded in completely displacing coins and paper money. Its unlikely cash will be replaced anytime soon – if ever.
Digital Marketing: Cost-Effective Branding And Messaging For POS Solution Providers2/27/2019
Without a marketing strategy, it’s difficult to target your message to customers about how you can support their business needs and goals. The more you hone the message, the better customers understand the value you provide, which gives them an incentive to engage and transact with you.
Cash Management Solutions For The Cannabis Market11/13/2018
Due to federal legislation, U.S. cannabis dispensaries face the singular challenge of having to process most transactions in cash.
Embracing New POS technology Expands ISVs' Marketing Opportunities2/17/2016
As a new, lighter POS approach emerges, Point of Sale (POS) solutions no longer have to depend on PCs to operate. Depending on a system’s configuration, the new POS model can leverage thin clients such as tablets and handhelds, giving the cashier the freedom to transact business at the point of decision.
APG CASE STUDIES
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?
Retail Stores In Dublin Eradicate Cash Shrinkage6/9/2017
Theft is one of the retail world’s biggest challenges, especially in the independent convenience sector where stores are often manned by a handful of people that are not equipped with the latest security gizmos. In fact, nearly half of retailers (49 percent) have experienced theft of cash from their premises. This hurts businesses and their customers because merchants often have to pass on these losses by raising prices. With cash management solutions, businesses can fight back against theft and achieve an advantage over competitors.
APG Partner Toast Cures Popular Food Truck’s POS Woes9/12/2016
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 an order, customers were forced to wait much longer.
APG Partner’s mPOS Solution Combines Human Touch With Efficiency8/19/2015
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 marketing.
Next Gen Dine Incorporates APG, Datacap Solutions In Flexible POS System2/12/2015
When the Juice Bar at LVAC, a health foods eatery in Las Vegas, needed a new POS system that refl ected its light and modern corporate image, it turned to POS software provider Next Gen Dine.
APG Teams With Datacap And Next Gen Dine To Keep Juice Bar Flowing2/2/2015
The Juice Bar at LVAC, a health foods eatery in Las Vegas, needed a POS system that refl ected its corporate image — light and modern. But the company was stuck with an expensive legacy system that put too many restrictions on its operations.
Why Retailers Should Include Cash Payments As Part Of Their Post Pandemic Payment Strategy?
The pandemic has brought new energy to the cashless movement, but cash still isn’t going away. Too many people, especially the elderly as well as the unbanked and underbanked, depend on legal tender for their purchases. That’s because cash is easier to budget for and lets users shop with anonymity.
Retailers Plan Significant Post-Pandemic Investments
Despite consumers’ growing dependence on digital shopping channels, nearly 92% of all sales in 2021 will be fulfilled through local brick and mortar stores, according to IHL research. Meanwhile, local stores are changing, as retailers rush to accommodate new shopping trends such as curbside pickup and BOPIS (buy online, pick up in-store).
15 Ergonomic Tips For Employees Working Remote Or From Home3/10/2021
During the COVID-19 crisis many of us are relocating to a new work environment, our homes. Working from home is not without challenges, personal and professional. When preparing to work from home we tend to focus on the equipment: laptop, printer, monitor and internet connection. While this is important, we should also be mindful of where we choose to work within our homes and the ergonomic settings.
Seven Retail Predictions For 202112/15/2020
The U.S. and global economies saw significant upheaval because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from grocery, the retail industry took the brunt of the pandemic. The challenges were widespread and resulted in an alarming number of both temporary and permanent store closures. In the coming year, the retail sector will continue to make adjustments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be new challenges, which inevitably will spur the adoption of new technologies and business practices in the ongoing battle between online and brick-and-mortar.
Dispensary Retailers Focus On POS Technology First, Cannabis Second11/20/2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial revenue drops in hospitality and most retail segments, the emerging cannabis space has seen sales increases of as much as 30%. With success come challenges as cannabis dispensaries struggle with issues around cash management, inventory and POS systems.
Resetting Marketing Priorities For POS Resellers During A Pandemic10/29/2020
Developing a marketing plan for POS software developers and channel partners is challenging in normal times, a pandemic can make it downright stressful. What do you do when you can’t meet customers face to face and everyone is worried about getting infected? Those are the questions we posed during a recent RSPA Symposium on adapting marketing plans for the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Long Recovery: Restaurants Coping With The Impact COVID-197/20/2020
Restaurants are reopening in states that were hit hard with COVID-19 restrictions. Social-distancing policies are not allowing restaurants to return to pre-pandemic operation levels, in most cases they are being forced to function at no more than 50% capacity.
New Products For New Times: APG’s Guardiant Shields6/25/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced both consumers and businesses to rethink their activities and priorities. As restrictions that temporarily halted eat-in restaurant and in-store sales start to ease, many consumers are weighing the benefits against the risks of resuming their patronage of these businesses.
Retailers’ Post-Pandemic Investments To Focus On Omnichannel4/28/2020
In the blink of an eye, the COVID-19 outbreak caused massive upheaval in the retail industry. As retailers look beyond the lockdowns and stay-at-home directives necessitated by the pandemic, some of the technology changes and investments implemented in a hurry will likely be permanent.
COVID-19’s Effect On The Retail Outlook For 20204/7/2020
Retail growth projections have changed drastically as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak. While the overall sector was poised for growth when the year started, the new outlook is considerably less optimistic for segments such as department stores, general merchandise, specialty soft goods, and hospitality.