APG Articles

  1. Retailers Planning Tech Investments In 2019
    7/16/2019

    Despite the ever-present specter of Amazon, retailers of all stripes are taking decisive steps to modernize their operations by making in-store improvements and honing their focus on delivering a personalized customer experience.

  2. Cash Wars: Legal Tender Is Still Standing
    6/24/2019

    A solid majority of small business owners (83%) say they will never stop accepting cash payments, according to a recent study. Furthermore, almost three quarters (73%) believe America will never go cashless.

  3. Increasing Your Business Valuation Through SaaS
    2/25/2019

    In addition to POS applications sold as SaaS products there are many add-ons which can create recurring revenue: Loyalty/Rewards, Above-store Reporting, Data Security, Online Ordering and more.

  4. Seven Retail Trends To Watch In 2019
    12/18/2018

    Barring some unforeseen event, retailers have lots of reasons to feel positive as we head into the new year. The economy is good, consumer confidence is high and retail is stronger than might be expected, considering the often-repeated predictions of a retail apocalypse.

  5. Loss Prevention And Other Benefits Of Intelligent Cash Drawers
    10/18/2018

    The retail cash drawer evolved from a basic wooden box with a bell to a metal box to a secure, intelligent device that keeps track of currency amounts by cashier and transaction and helps retailers improve their operations. One of the biggest benefits of intelligent drawers is loss prevention.

  6. Balancing ISV And Vendor Customer Support
    8/1/2018

    VARs who engage their hardware solution providers to create new business opportunities and innovative solutions might be surprised at how easy it is to create successful partnerships with those vendors. Through partnership programs, hardware vendors can help VARs with rewarding incentive programs, marketing resources and support.

  7. Visa Outage Highlights The Need For Cash
    6/11/2018

    A five-hour outage on June 1st that left Visa cardholders across Europe unable to complete transactions caused widespread disruption and frustration, and raised serious questions about a future cashless society. Consumers saw cards being declined as they tried to make purchases at gas stations, restaurants, supermarkets and retail stores. Some reported having to stand in line at checkouts for 20 minutes as cashiers struggled to process transactions, not knowing the system was down. Some drivers couldn’t get gas, which for some created a real problem. Among those affected was a member of the British Parliament, Angela Rayner, who tweeted she was able to fuel up because “my local garage knows me.”

  8. Best Practices For ISV Integrations With Hardware
    5/2/2018

    POS ISVs looking to boost brand recognition often turn to hardware manufacturers to get their solutions to market. Partnerships to integrate ISV solutions with hardware are one of the most effective ways to create a market for your software.

  9. Does Your Vendor Deliver Partner Value? 7 Ways To Check
    4/20/2018

    POS resellers are essential to a vendor’s strategy to target its products to the right market. Without the benefit of channel partnerships, vendors would be hard-pressed to gain brand mindshare.

  10. Tips For Successful ISV Relationships With Resellers
    4/2/2018

    Partnerships between POS ISVs and resellers provide mutual benefits: They help ISVs scale the distribution of their software solutions while opening opportunities for VARs to add value for their customers.