As the world moves from cash to “cashless” digital transactions, every industry is affected, even those that wouldn’t immediately come to mind. Take for instance, charity organizations that rely on volunteers to raise money on the streets. With fewer people carrying cash, many charities that employee the use of donation buckets have found their contribution numbers dropping. It’s not that citizens care less about the charities involved, it’s that many people simply aren’t carrying cash these days.
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.
Once a VAR or ISV makes a decision to pursue monthly recurring revenue opportunities in payment processing, the big question becomes how? Two Moneris subject matter experts offer guidance on the big decisions that must first be considered.
The once sluggish area of payments has quickly become anything but in the past few years. In fact, payments have become one of the most dynamic aspects of retailing. Retailers have often incorporated payment changes only as necessary. However, with continuous changes in industry requirements, consumer expectations and consumer access to new payment methods, retailers have had to adjust to become more nimble and flexible.
One of the most profitable service opportunities channel companies can offer their retail/hospitality customers is payment processing. Not only are these services the perfect complement to point of sale (POS) hardware and software implementations, they allow VARs and ISVs to build closer relationships with their customers, and they open doors for a host of add-on sales and services. In this whitepaper, two Moneris subject matter experts offer guidance on the big decisions VARs and ISVs must consider before selling payment processing services.
As merchants are deploying EMV technology, consumers are receiving and beginning to use their EMV cards, and as with any new technology, there is a learning curve. This e-book presents some common hurdles you may encounter and offers tips for how you can help your staff and your customers overcome them.
Software developers face many challenges. Staying relevant to customers, finding new ways to deliver value, and remaining competitive takes time and energy. It is no surprise that issues outside of the core features and functions of the software -- such as payment security and EMV — are regarded with such an aversion. Most developers are in business to solve unique needs of a market or business segment; they're not experts in payments. Unfortunately, today the ability to process cards comes at a significant cost and effort.
Lord & Taylor faced an all-too-common retail problem: you can’t sell what you don’t show. In the fast-changing, high-turnover arena of fashion, hot items fly off the shelves – and unless the display floor is quickly and properly stocked, the next potential sales opportunity can fly away, too.
Wireless networks are enhancing the shopper experience.
Casey Lozano spent years honing his POS expertise as a senior installer of Micros systems in Arizona working for a regional dealer. In 2014, Lozano embarked on his own, and was intent on starting a business focused on what he had been doing — installing POS systems. It was during a conversation with a Harbortouch representative that Lozano was presented with a more attractive, life-changing offer.