POS Systems

Reimagining Commerce for the Age of Connected Devices
January 15, 2020 at 10:08 am

“Alexa, stop the alarm.” “Alexa, play the news.” “Alexa, remind me to buy bread.” Even though it has only been a few years since I bought an Amazon Echo, Alexa has already become an integral part of my life. When I read PYMNTS’ annual How We Will Pay study, in collaboration with Visa, I found out…

What Consumer Payments Innovation Means for Retailers
November 12, 2019 at 1:12 pm

The trend toward cashless consumer payments has retailers preparing for an evolution at the point of sale (POS). With just 24 percent of Americans carrying cash on a regular basis, merchants will need to accommodate more convenient payment options to keep pace with evolving consumer preferences. A TSYS survey found that debit and credit cards…

Glitch Preventing Target Customers From Making Purchases Has Been Fixed
June 17, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Target said a systemwide outage that prevented customers from making purchases at its stores on Saturday has been fixed. The two-hour outage, which affected its cash registers, was caused by an internal technology problem, the retail chain said, without giving further details. “After an initial but thorough review, we can confirm that this was not…

Mobile First for 2019: Insights and Predictions From Retail's Big Show
April 4, 2019 at 9:59 am

Let’s be real: the state of brick-and-mortar retail in 2019 is equally exciting and terrifying. Amid widespread closures, uncertainty and the ever-present behemoth that is Amazon.com, there's an amazing wave of innovation in mobility that has the potential to transform — and yes, save — the retail experience for a new generation of consumers used…

The 2019 POS Data Study
November 21, 2018 at 3:25 pm

The 2019 POS Data Study from Askuity has made one thing very clear: don’t expect your company to reach its full potential without leveraging point-of-sale data in your day-to-day operations. Downloading data from portals and running spreadsheet-based reports was enough to be ahead of the curve in 2009. In 2019, it’s about moving beyond spreadsheets and transforming POS data into a source of competitive advantage and new sales opportunities.

Target Introduces Mobile Checkout for Holiday Shoppers
November 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Target shoppers will be able to avoid long checkout lines this holiday season thanks to a new mobile checkout service. The retailer's store associates will be equipped with mobile devices that can complete shoppers’ checkout processes from anywhere in its stores. The new service, which Target is calling "Skip-the-Line," was launched this week at all company…

Retail Checkout: Refocusing On the Moments That Matter Most
October 23, 2018 at 9:11 am

Modern retailers face growing pressure to deliver an in-store experience that attracts customers and keeps them coming back. While many retailers have started adopting technology to meet this need, one of the most critical in-store moments has gone unnoticed: checkout. The current checkout experience is very similar to how it worked decades ago, and this…

Benefits of Working With an End-to-End Payment Technology Company
July 10, 2018 at 9:13 am

Business owners are often surprised by what’s involved in setting up a merchant account for payment processing. While some decide to use numerous vendors to provide a processing gateway, platform, settlement services and equipment, it isn’t the most efficient strategy. In the long run, working with an end-to-end payment technology company can save time and…

Report: Microsoft Working on Technology to Eliminate Cashiers, Checkout Lines in Stores
June 15, 2018 at 11:34 am

Microsoft is reportedly working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week. More specifically, the software giant is developing a system that tracks what shoppers add to their carts. Reportedly, Microsoft has shown sample technology to several global retailers and has had talks…