POS Systems

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…

The Benefits of Cloud-Based POS Systems
June 14, 2018 at 9:47 am

Whether you want to admit it or not, we all live in a digital world where many things become obsolete really fast. Today, it’s all about the cloud. The idea that your data is available 24/7 while being stored off-site at a safe and secure physical location is enticing to business owners, prompting many to…

How Retailers Can Keep Up With Amazon
June 13, 2018 at 12:32 pm

When we look back in 10 years time, it’s clear that 2018 will be seen as a pivotal year for retail, and especially for the convenience sector. Amazon.com's pincer movement strategy of buying Whole Foods and launching Amazon Go has the potential to fundamentally change the industry. It sets the two retail imperatives as customer…