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Free E-Book From Retail Touch Points

6/14/2016

Retail, Reimagined: Embracing Personalization To Drive Customer Engagement And Loyalty... Read More

Prepared Foods Lure Quick-service Customers To Grocers

3/23/2016

"We have so many options. It’s just one more thing cutting into consumers' restaurant visits," said Bonnie Riggs, an analyst with market research firm The NPD Group. "It’s a battle for market share, and it looks like some of the non-food concepts are winning." ... Read More

Point-To-Point Encryption Solutions For Retailers: Lessons Learned

3/19/2016

Retail brands hold a special place in the hearts and minds of consumers. There are so many choices and options and each has carved its own niche and brand identity. Each year, billions are spent to promote, expand and enhance these brands in a very public way, which makes a security breach that much more impactful… and hackers know that. The imperative for retail brands is to not just secure its... Read More

7 Ways To Protect Against A Data Breach

3/18/2016

The recent credit card breach at Wendy's serves as a reminder that quick-serve companies must double down on their security. ... Read More

Mobile POS Shipments Grow 77% Worldwide In 2015

3/1/2016

The total number of Mobile POS units surpassed 6 million units worldwide by the end of 2015 according to new researchfrom IHL Group as the number of installed units grew by 64% during the year.... Read More

Worldwide POS Shipments Increase 4.6% In 2015

2/24/2016

IHL has just released the updated figures on PC-Based POS Terminal Shipments WorldWide in 2015. ... Read More

Top 2015 Payment Industry Articles

2/6/2016

The Point of Sale News Collected The Top Payment Processing Stories Based On Readership For 2015. Take A Look At How Evolving Standards And Technologies Impact Businesses Of All Sizes And Industries. ... Read More

Stupid Is As Stupid Does - EMV Mess

2/1/2016

There is an old saying, "Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered."  There is no hog more deserving to get slaughtered in the retail landscape than the merchant/acquiring banks in the US PCI/EMV debacle with Visa/Mastercard/AMEX.... Read More

9 Things You Don't Know About Retail Loyalty Programs In 2016

1/4/2016

From the tangible value of data assets to stealth pricing, loyalty programs can offer retailers many advantages that are little understood. With 2016 now upon us, I share nine expert-provided aspects of loyalty marketing that retailers may not know.... Read More

PCI Council Extends SSL To TLS Deadline

12/23/2015

The PCI Council is extending the migration completion date to June 30, 2018 for transitioning from SSL and TLS 1.0 to a secure version of TLS (currently v1.1 or higher).... Read More

Only 6% Of Merchants Meet EMV Deadline

10/12/2015

According to new research less than 6 % of overall US merchants were set to meet the EMV deadline of October 1, 2015 for the shift of liability of fraudulent transactions. As of September 15th, only 314,000 merchant locations were ready. At the same time, only 21% of the Visa cards in the US and only 40% of MasterCard cards were now chip enabled at the point of the deadline. The research furthe... Read More

4 Stages Of Mobile: Why All Roads Are Not The Same

8/25/2014

Without question, mobility is well down the road to transforming how retailers and hospitality providers interact with customers. For instance, some restaurants have seen a 25% increase in table turn when mobile devices are used. And some retailers, especially in the Specialty segments, are planning to completely remove their traditional POS terminals and go with tablets or other handhelds. The se... Read More