1. Early Holiday Shopping Dates Back to Victorian Era

    Holiday shopping seemingly starts earlier every year. Everyone is aware of the fact that is seems like holiday shopping seems to be getting underway earlier each year. Anyone who stepped into a mall once November hit were welcomed by winter music and a display to get their picture taken with Santa Claus. On top of that, some merchants are taking the step of starting their Black Friday sales on Th…Read More

  2. Post-Holiday Shopping Numbers a Struggle for Merchants

    Keeping shopping momentum going after the holidays can be difficult. Right now, retailers around the country are gearing up for the holiday rush, not only in physical stores but through e-commerce platforms as well. Retaining the momentum that comes with the holiday season and keeping it strong through the return and gift card portion of the season and into the New Year can be complicated. That do…Read More

  3. POS Security Breach has Huge Ramifications for Payment Industry

    A lawsuit against a retailer in Vermont could have long lasting effects for the industry. Every retailer has a responsibility to their customers to ensure payment information is safe at all times. That is not an unreasonable request from consumers, but in the event that expectation is not met, retailers should at least be forthright about it and take immediate actions to rectify the problem. That …Read More

  4. Is E-Commerce Killing Brick-and-Mortar?

    Is e-commerce killing brick-and-mortar locations? According to a U.S. Census Bureau report of the fourth quarter of 2012—the heaviest shopping season of the year—e-commerce plays a major role in how customers shop and its prominence has been increasing for the last decade. During that time period, e-commerce retail sales topped out at $59.5 billion. That is 5.4 percent of the $1.1 trillion i…Read More

  5. Analytics and Reporting a Growing Trend for Retailers

    Analytics are helping retailers make smarter decisions. It is no secret that technology is making larger headway in the retail world as point of sale software and the latest systems are allowing organizations to gain more information about their customers and create new best practices. However, we are only in the beginning of the push toward business intelligence and analytics in the retail sect…Read More

  6. Tips for Picking the Right POS System

    Picking the right POS system can be a complicated process. Every retailer knows how important it is to have a proper point of sale solution. All revenue coming into a business must pass through these systems and mistakes in these areas can cause a devastating ripple effect for an organization. For small businesses that can't afford a bump in the road like this, finding the best option right off th…Read More

  7. Incorporating E-Commerce into POS Systems

    Incorporating e-commerce solutions into POS systems is the next level of business. For any retailer, the point of sale system is a centralized tool for success. A computerized POS system is now a standard component of best practices. It allows organizations to bring cash register operations together with inventory tracking and sales reporting at the click of a button mouse, and this is only the be…Read More

  8. Companies Of All Sizes Vulnerable to POS Hacks

    Every company can become a victim of a POS hack. Most small businesses do not believe they can become the victim of the cyber attack. The thought process is that there are so many larger companies in the marketplace, why would cyber criminals focus on the small fish? There are two reasons for this. One, point of sale software is connecting cash registers to the companies network and two, those sys…Read More

  9. POS Software Key to Cash Register Integration

    Point of sale software is key to cash register integration. In the retail sector, the cash register is a focal point of a business. All revenue flows through these systems and they have evolved from just a place to hold cash to a fully integrated business center. Now, some of the hottest IT trends, like the cloud and mobile devices, are getting in on the act. A recent article from TabTimes examine…Read More