“Innovation” was one of the trending words at NRF’s Big Show a couple weeks ago and I’m hearing it over and over again at RSPA INSPIRE 2016. The conference for executives in the retail IT channel is taking place at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego, CA.
While the possible Wendy’s data breach is still under investigation, it’s at the very least a security reminder to your IT clients that are business owners and their customers that both sides have to be even more vigilant in how they protect themselves from falling victims to such attacks.
I will have deathbed regrets. There are a few things I wish I never said, several missed opportunities I wish I’d taken advantage of, and many, many shots I missed back in my basketball playing days.
RSPA INSPIRE is one of my favorite events of the year because of the relaxed and candid atmosphere. Leading executives in the retail IT channel gather in a gorgeous locale (this year at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego Jan. 31 to Feb. 3) and engage with each other across four days of education, networking, and excursions.
Gift cards are an important sales and relationship-building tool, especially for small retailers. In this exclusive interview with John Nail, senior product manager for stored value solutions at Mercury Payment Systems, discusses some of the benefits of a gift card program and its potential ROI.
In this exclusive interview, Tamara Worden, senior director of card brand compliance for Sterling Payment Technologies discusses Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards compliance, why it is an essential component in safely installing and maintaining the security of a merchant’s card data environment, and how working to ensure your clients’ compliance can differentiate you among your competitors.
The writing is on the wall ... or maybe Tweeted, Instagrammed, and shared on someone’s Facebook wall.
VISA updated its policy issued in October requiring Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrators and Reseller (QIR) certification to give acquirers, merchants, and VARs more time to comply. Level 4 merchants still need to use PCI QIRs, but resellers now have until January 31, 2017, to become certified.
Your merchant clients that rely on you as a trusted advisor are turning to you for advice as they upgrade their payment terminals to accept EMV chip cards. One question is which additional features and functionalities could help future-proof their new solutions and protect their investments — and one of the options bound to be a part of that conversation is whether it’s necessary to include near field communication (NFC) technology.
It’s sometimes difficult to understand how the solutions you can provide can impact your clients’ day-to-day operations — and even the success of their businesses overall. Beacon technology is one of the latest trends coursing through retail as a means of connecting with and engaging customers.