POS & Payment Processing

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • The Stories You Haven’t Heard: POS Resellers React To ISV Acquisitions
    The Stories You Haven’t Heard: POS Resellers React To ISV Acquisitions

    When acquisitions occur in the point of sale channel, we read the vendor press releases and hear the aspirational statements promising a better tomorrow. But often left without a public voice is the POS reseller who is also significantly impacted by the deal. To remedy that, in November 2017 Vantiv’s PaymentsEdge Advisory Services surveyed resellers who resold or still resell Digital Dining, Dinerware, and PC America – three ISVs who were acquired by Heartland in 2015. We believed their experiences over the past two-plus years would be more insightful than extrapolating possible scenarios for more recent ISV acquisitions.

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RETAIL-FOCUSED WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • The Value Behind Value-Added Services
    The Value Behind Value-Added Services

    The point of sale (POS) and payment solutions market has become more competitive as new vendors enter the fray and merchants have the option of deploying lower-cost, bare-bones solutions. For Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and solutions providers that want to stand out in an increasingly crowded space, value-added services are quickly becoming a crucial market differentiator.

  • Embracing Omnicommerce: Seamless, Multichannel Shopping Will Define The Future Of Retail
    Embracing Omnicommerce: Seamless, Multichannel Shopping Will Define The Future Of Retail

    The retail marketplace is changing rapidly, with consumers purchasing goods online, in the store, via mobile devices, over the phone and even using multiple channels to complete a single purchase. This idea of retailers engaging consumers across physical and online channels is sometimes referred to as omnicommerce.

  • The Case For Mobile Payments
    The Case For Mobile Payments

    Ubiquitous mobile technology – from smartphones and tablets to smart watches and other devices – has forever changed the way people interact with each other and their environment. That is abundantly apparent in the retail sector, where consumers are using mobile devices to comparison shop, research purchases, access coupons, make online purchases, and pay for goods in person using mobile payment processing solutions.

  • What Business Model Will Take You Into The Future?
    What Business Model Will Take You Into The Future?

    Cloud and subscription services have changed the way technology is being delivered today. The days of receiving a single large payment for your work are all but gone and customers have evolved; so have their expectations. You must adapt your business model or run the risk of placing your business in a dangerous position. In this white paper we’ve laid out a path that can lead you to profitability and sustainability.

  • Enabling Smart Retail With IoT Cloud Intelligence
    Enabling Smart Retail With IoT Cloud Intelligence

    The management of a retail chain involves many stores in different regions with many equipment units, a great number of commodities, a vast logistics and distribution network, huge cash flows and commercial promotions based on knowledge about consumer behaviors.

  • Boost In-Store Purchases With Interactive Signage Solution
    Boost In-Store Purchases With Interactive Signage Solution

    The retail industry is undergoing a major transformation, changing how customers shop and how retailers run business. More and more retailers continue to invest in enhancing their operations by optimizing the personal experience of their customers.

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FEATURED POS & PAYMENT PROCESSING PRODUCTS

  • Star Micronics SP700 Series Receipt Printers
    Star Micronics SP700 Series Receipt Printers

    Introducing the latest addition to the Star line up, the SP700 Series. Star has improved not only the hardware features (compare our speed and reliability with our competitors), but also the software capabilities making day-to-day usage so much easier.

  • Symbol DS9808 Hybrid Presentation Imager
    Symbol DS9808 Hybrid Presentation Imager

    Achieve a new level of productivity and throughput at the checkout stand — with the DS9808. Designed to deliver a new level of versatility, functionality and performance, the DS9808 features a one-of-a-kind hybrid form factor that provides superior comfort and ease of use in both handheld and hands-free scanning modes.

  • LE1015 LCD 15″ True-Flat Touch Monitor
    LE1015 LCD 15″ True-Flat Touch Monitor

    The Bematech LE1015 true-flat, bezel-free touch monitor is designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of retail and restaurant operations with their Point-of-Sale system. The highly rugged touch monitor includes a solid base with extra wide hinge for maximum stability. The LE1015 also facilitates quick and professional mounting of integrated magnetic stripe reader and VFD/LCD customer display.

  • 21.5" Intel Core i5-4300U Based Fanless Self Service Touch Computer
    21.5" Intel Core i5-4300U Based Fanless Self Service Touch Computer

    The interactive Self Service Computer line features Intel® Atom™, Celeron, and Core iSeries based fanless all-in-one touch PCs. They provide the cost effective platforms for system integrators serving POI/POS and related applications across industries. The elegant industrial design and programmable hot keys make a simple implementation and deployment.

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ABOUT POINT OF SALE (POS) AND PAYMENT PROCESSING

Point of sale (POS) is the place where retail transactions are completed; where payment is exchanged for goods or services. POS is used in many retail industries and many require unique customizations to the hardware and software in order to accommodate their transactions. POS features include scanners, manual and electronic cash drawers, scales, EFTPOS terminals, handheld scanners, touch screens, and many other options. Modern POS systems often act as more than just a system to process transactions by providing inventory management, warehousing, CRM, financials, and more.

In addition to standard on-premise POS systems, modern POS software can be delivered from the cloud in the software as a service (SaaS) model. Cloud-based POS systems can be compatible with traditional POS hardware in addition to mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android devices, and more. Cloud-based POS offers the ability to access data from anywhere there is an internet connection and normally offers faster setup due to it being run remotely.

Payment processing is done by payment processors which are often third party companies hired by a merchant to handle credit card transactions. Payment processors are broken down into two types: front-end and back-end. The front-end processors perform card associations, authorizations, and settlement services while back-end processors accept settlements from front-end processes and move money from issuing banks to merchant banks.

Modern payment processing is usually provided in the software as a service (SaaS) model, giving merchants a single simple electronic portal that allows them to process payments in various forms including recurring payments, web payments, checks, and more all in the same place.