The Business Solutions Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference on April 4-5 at the DoubleTree Orlando at SeaWorld featured 21 solutions provider executives, consultants, and channel thought leaders sharing insights on sales best practices, security trends, preparing your business for a successful exit, scaling to nationwide growth, KPIs for solutions providers, and the transition to managed services.
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Subscription-Based POS Is A Big Win For C-Stores And VARs
This ISO-turned-VAR converted a small mini-mart into a customer for life by bundling an affordable point of sale (POS) offering with payment services.
The Digital Wallet Dilemma
Why now is the right time to sell your customers on the importance of accepting digital wallets.
SaaS Model Pays Long Term
This ISV passes up short-term money for long-term recurring revenue from SaaS contracts and payment residuals.
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE PREMIUM CONTENT
TSP Sales Growth Starts With Ownership
Douglass Miller is the CEO of Straightedge Technologies. Like many MSPs, he was frustrated with his sales results. He had very few net new clients and sales to existing clients was uneven. In two-three years, he has doubled the size of his MSP; attracting one net new MRR client a month and growing his sales to existing clients by 3-4X. What changed? Douglass did.
Cashless Payment Service Proves Ideal Solution For Hellfest Metal Festival
Hellfest is a metal festival held annually in Clisson, France, and one of the biggest of its kind. This year (2017), with the number of attendees reaching more than 180,000, innovative logistical solutions were essential for ensuring that the festivities ran smoothly for both guests and performers. The French company PayinTech offered the organizers of Hellfest its payment systems software solution for convenient payment service. However, PayinTech found that most consumer-grade tablets either had insufficient capabilities to run their software or an inconveniently located NFC reader. The company needed more advanced equipment suited for high-volume commercial environments in order to facilitate cashless payments at the festival.
EMV Making Slow Progress
The adoption of EMV technology (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) at the POS in the U.S. has been slow and, at times, confusing. When the deadline for merchants to start accepting EMV chip-enabled cards passed in October 2015, more than two-thirds of merchants weren’t ready for the switch.
How Well Do You Understand Payments Processing?
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Business Solutions Magazine-sponsored conference for ISVs, VARs, and MSPs. By Adam Hark, Co-Founder, Preston Todd Advisors
10 Ways To Create And Retain Engagement With Process Improvement
Is your business struggling to get staff involved in process improvement initiatives? If so, you can take solace in knowing you’re not alone. By Ivan Seselj, CEO, Promapp
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE HEADLINES
Draeger’s Supermarkets Increases Profitability With Janam Mobile Computers
Janam Technologies LLC, a leadingprovider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced today that Draeger’s Supermarkets, an upscale grocery chain in one of the most tech-savvy cities in the United States, has deployed XG3 rugged mobile computers from Janam to improve inventory management in its grocery and housewares departments.
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE MULTIMEDIA
E-Myth Author Gerber Sounds Wake-Up Call For VAR, MSP Owners
In addition to being recognized worldwide as a small business guru, Michael Gerber is known for his straight talk. And he’s eager for solution provider owners to be candid with themselves and embrace their reality as well. In a recent interview with Business Solutions President Jim Roddy, Gerber said, “Until the straight talk happens, until somebody pulls the chain, until somebody says something that strikes (VARs and MSPs) so deeply that they can't avoid it or ignore it any longer, nothing's going to change for them.
INSPIRE Preview: Seeking — Actually, Obsessing About — The Competitive Advantage
Dr. Robert J. Bies, professor of management at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, is the keynote speaker for Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) INSPIRE 2016. In this exclusive interview, Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions, asks Bies to share a preview of his presentation he plans for the event scheduled January 31 through February 3 at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego.
Panel: Take A Tech Consultant Role When It Comes To Tablet POS
At RetailNOW 2015, APG Cash Drawer hosted a panel of retail industry thought leaders who shared their insights on tablet point of sale (POS).