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Choose How You Want To Pay: Flexibility In The Payment Process
As the payment method landscape continues to evolve, retailers should have a strategy that takes into account current preferences and – to the extent possible – anticipates future changes.
Prioritizing Total Cost Of Ownership In Retail Technology Purchases
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the retail industry was transforming itself to adopt new technologies and accommodate evolving consumer preferences. Now, as retailers look beyond the pandemic, they need to invest in new technologies and services to stay competitive in the digital future. For point of sale (POS) solution providers, this opens profit-generating opportunities to sell technology solutions and deliver long-term services.
Business Opportunities In Emerging Technologies: 5G
Each year, the members of CompTIA’s Emerging Technology Community produce a Top 10 Emerging Technologies list that reflects what key players in the industry see as the new technologies that are poised to be the most impactful to their businesses. In 2019, 5G ranked No. 3, moving up from its fifth position in 2018.
Cash Is Still King
Anyone can pay for anything with plastic, but pulling out a wad of cash from your pocket still delivers a sense of gratification no other form or payment can match. Cash is still king, and if you think plastic and mobile payments are about to displace legal tender, consider this: Cash circulation in the United States has increased since 2000, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Adding Value With Cash Management Solutions
Having lots of cash may seem like a good problem to have. For convenience stores or small retail shops that rely on cash for most transactions, it could become a problem the retailer can’t afford to ignore. That’s because an environment with a lot of cash transactions often is subject to mistakes and mischief.
Still Not Comfortable With Millennials? Wait Till You See Generation Z
Employers are still coming to terms with how to accommodate the work habits of millennials. You remember Millennials, the generation that reached adulthood around 2000 and brought a fair amount of change. They prefer flexible hours, have a strong sense of work/life balance, and want to be rewarded for their work with clear career advancement opportunities.
mPOS-ible To Define? What Mobile Means In Retail
The term mPOS is bandied about our marketplace constantly these days, but ask what it means, and you’ll get some creative answers. As often happens with technology trends, new terms emerge to define the trend, but few people can agree on its definition.
EMV Update: Most Merchants Aren’t Ready
The shift to EMV (EuroPay MasterCard and Visa) payment cards became official on Oct. 1, but you could be excused for missing it. Despite all of the discussion over the past few years about this event, some cardholders still don’t have EMV cards and most merchants lack the capability to handle them.
Consumers Still Want To Make Purchases With Cash
Cash is still one of Americans’ favorite methods of payment for purchases. While it scored behind debit cards in the September 2017 Cardtronics Health of Cash study, cash remains the most commonly used form of payment, with 91% of respondents saying they had used cash in person-to-person payments in the last six months. That’s an uptick from 89% a year earlier.
Choosing The Right Fit For Your Business: Anatomy Of A Cash Drawer
The cash drawer has been a key component of the retail business for as long as people have exchanged money for goods. If you accept currency, you need the best cash drawer, but choosing the right drawer and till solution requires planning, consideration, and a little research.