SmartPhones: Leveraging Technology to Improve the In-Store Shopping Experience

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

November 7, 2013

Leveraging Technology to Improve the In-Store Shopping Experience

 If you own a brick-and-mortar retail business and cringe whenever you witness customers wielding smartphones, you might want to rethink things a little. We've all heard horror stories about people visiting local businesses, scoping out the merchandise and then using their...

Online Versus Brick & Mortar: Who Will Win this Holiday Season

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

October 31, 2013

holiday shopping

Halloween is here, which means one thing. No, not that there’s going to be an abundance of candy around your house tonight and in the office tomorrow. It means the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. Yes, most consider the day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, to...

Tips to Find the Right Payment Technology for You

Russell Harty | VIEW PROFILE

October 23, 2013

Tips to Find the Right Payment Technology

Two growing trends are set to make the traditional approach to completing a transaction at a retailer’s point-of-sale (POS) device a thing of the past. The widespread availability of new payment technologies makes it easier and faster for customers to complete transactions. This...

How to Fund a Mobile Wallet

Marc Castrechini | VIEW PROFILE

October 3, 2013

Funding a Mobile Wallet

Mobile wallet apps are proliferating like crazy today as every developer seeks to grab a slice of the consumer pie. Of course, building a mobile wallet app is easier said than done. There are plenty of hurdles -- in the form of security concerns and regulations -- that...

Leveraging the Impact of Smartphones on the In-Store Shopping Experience

Shannon Andrade | VIEW PROFILE

September 19, 2013

Leveraging the Impact of Smartphones

If you own a brick and mortar retail business and cringe whenever you see customers wielding smartphones, you might want to rethink things a bit. We've all heard horror stories about showrooming - people visiting local businesses, scoping out the merchandise and then using their...

You’re going to lose: Five Reasons Showrooming Will Always Win

Henry Helgeson | VIEW PROFILE

August 28, 2013

Showrooming

Prepared in concert with RetailPro International.You ignore it and, therefore, do nothing. You may not realize it, but showrooming already has a direct impact on your bottom line today. According to L2, 58% of smartphone owners regularly go to a store with the sole intention of...

EMV – Merchant Benefits Beyond Security

Marc Castrechini | VIEW PROFILE

August 20, 2013

EMV – Merchant Benefits Beyond Security

As the US payments space continues its evolution to EMV for brick and mortar merchants (card-present transactions), ATMs and fuel stations, there are additional opportunities for payment processors, point-of-sale (POS) developers and merchants to leverage EMV. While enhanced...

Key Reasons Why Companies Buy From You

Michael Gavin | VIEW PROFILE

August 13, 2013

Key Reasons Why Companies Buy From You

To appeal to a B2B customer, your sales message and approach must address one or more of these issues. Your ability to sell B2B is directly dependent upon your ability to appeal to one or more (or all) of these reasons: Revenue improvement. Every company is interested in the "...

RSPA RetailNow 2013: Hot Topics

Russell Harty | VIEW PROFILE

August 13, 2013

RSPA RetailNow 2013

RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) is the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry. Their members include resellers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software developers, consultants and service providers who bring retail technology solutions...

Making the Most of Your API: Lessons Learned When You (and a Partner) Aren’t Speaking the Same Language

Dominic Lachowicz | VIEW PROFILE

July 30, 2013

Making the Most of Your API: Lessons Learned

Over the past couple of weeks, a few members of our development team have been working part-time to upgrade one of our applications to the latest version of a partner’s SOAP-based API. This partner recently announced that they were (rather abruptly) discontinuing support for the...