It's time to look ahead to what 2016 will bring to the payments industry. Technology constantly evolves in response to new innovations and consumer behaviors, and POS technology is no exception.
The deadline for transitioning to EMV has come and gone. And with that, new opportunities and challenges abound. Here are a few predictions for EMV in 2016.
If there is a single, defining issue for the 2015 holiday shopping season, it’s whether retailers were able to provide a more cohesive shopping experience regardless of channels. Here are the major trends reshaping retail that resellers should pay close attention to, and which will be on the minds of your customer base in the weeks and months ahead.
Today, electronic payments represent a significant percentage of transactions for even the smallest retail and restaurant operations. The U.S payment industry is undergoing one of the biggest changes in the past 40 years: EMV, a set of global standards for electronic payments, including specifications for point of sale hardware, software, and systems, as well as the payment cards themselves.
For more than 7 years, the RSPA Webinar Series has given members an opportunity to access education right at their desks…or on the road…or from the comfort of home. Broadcast live twice per month, the webinars are also available on-demand for members who may not have time to pause during their days. This list provides a glimpse into what topics were the hottest this year, at least according to RSPA Webinar Series attendees.
In the spirit of this issue, in which we focus on looking back at the past year, it is the perfect juncture for our CEO to look back at the year, through the RSPA lens. We sat down with Kelly to get her thoughts on 2015. By Kelly Funk, RSPA
2015 saw the addition of many new faces into RSPA membership this year. With the sign-on of each new member, we request that members tell us a little more about their businesses and the work they do. We’ve collected quite a few in recent months, and we’d like to introduce you to some of them now:
Many would say that the biggest issue in POS this year—the one with the most airtime, for sure—would be comprised of three letters. But could that really be the case—can a transition to a new payment technology in the U.S. cause such a ruckus? Could this be another instance of a year dominated by a 3 character alphanumeric phrase? (1999 is still very vivid in the minds of many in our industry)
The following is an edited transcript of Business Solutions President Jim Roddy’s interview with Gary Staub, chief sales and marketing officer at Sterling Payment Technologies.
A change occurred earlier this year affecting every business that processes payment card transactions. But as often happens with major changes, a lot of your customers won’t know how to adjust to this change unless you help them.