POS Systems

Checkout Check-Up: Meeting Americans’ Diverse Payment Preferences
August 4, 2022 at 3:21 pm

“Society is unity in diversity,” wrote philosopher George Herbert Mead. Retailers today are faced with the checkout challenge of unifying consumers’ payment preferences, which have never been more diverse. Payment technology plays an essential role in ensuring customers’ transactional expectations are met and even exceeded, so they return again and again. “Can I pay with…

The Rise of New Retail: 3 Ways Autonomous Retail is Shaping the Future
April 5, 2022 at 10:13 am

Before the pandemic took hold in 2020, the unattended retail industry sat at a tipping point. A once cash-based industry that started in vending, the shift toward autonomous retail had been driven by widescale acceptance of cards and mobile wallet payments, not to mention by consumer expectations for digital payment solutions. This, in turn, enabled…

The Store is Dead, Long Live the Store
March 31, 2022 at 3:29 pm

There are few in retail circles who would argue that the role of the store is the same as it was at the start of 2020, with the retail industry (like every other on the planet) undeniably changed as a result of the global pandemic. Where once upon a time retail business models had the…

Frictionless Commerce: An Evolution or Revolution?
January 24, 2022 at 4:05 pm

As frictionless commerce continues to grow in popularity, retailers are identifying how to integrate the innovative technology into their overall business strategy. To do so, they must determine whether to evolve existing solutions or revolutionize existing processes to keep up with competition. While there are benefits to both approaches, there are three key considerations retailers…

3 Ways to Get Your Checkout Ready to Go Anywhere
November 16, 2021 at 4:05 pm

Consumers today expect the ability to shop on their own terms, be it browsing on their phone, switching to a desktop to complete an order and then picking it up in-store, or any other mapping process they may take on the route to a purchase. And more importantly, consumers want the experience to be frictionless…

Driving Customers Back In-Store Through the Modern POS
September 6, 2021 at 7:56 pm

People are now becoming more comfortable shopping in stores. However, what will help to keep them coming back, especially as they've realized the ease and benefits of shopping online throughout the pandemic? One way is to merge both the online and offline shopping experiences successfully and seamlessly. One area in which this can be particularly…

How Can POS Data Analytics Help in Optimizing Operations?
August 24, 2021 at 10:21 pm

Nowadays, the majority of businesses that operate in retail and hospitality industries rely on point-of-sale (POS) systems to streamline their back-office operations and allow a better understanding of their customers. Unfortunately, many of these businesses don’t realize the full potential of these systems due to the lack of expertise in data analytics. However, POS software development today…

Tech Trends for 2021: The Future of Retail
January 14, 2021 at 4:18 pm

While we've entered a new world of commerce, there’s no question that retailers are ready for any challenge that comes their way in the year ahead. When the COVID-19 global pandemic temporarily closed shop doors, retailers became experts in adapting. They quickly implemented digital tools and new ways of selling, all without the luxury of…

How to Ensure Your POS System is Secure This Holiday Season
November 30, 2020 at 8:32 am

As a retailer or small business owner, your main concerns during the holiday season used to revolve around optimized floor plans, adequate inventory, internal theft or incorrect change. Times have changed, and various threats have boiled to the surface, especially as cash is almost all but forgotten and digital payment methods are the new normal.…

How Retailers Can Get the Most From Their POS Data
September 7, 2020 at 8:45 pm

It’s been a tough year for the retail industry. Even before the devastating impact of a shutdown economy due to COVID-19, the whispers of an "apocalypse" were rampant with many retailers, and wholesalers in particular, feeling the effects of Amazon.com, direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) growth, and the shrinking mall on their bottom line. In the current environment,…