RSPA RetailNOW14: Three Major Takeaways

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

August 12, 2014

RSPA

Another year, another RSPA RetailNOW in the books. This year’s RetailNOW was full of fantastic networking opportunities, educational sessions and numerous conversations around moving the industry forward. The RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) hosts RetailNOW every...

6 Reasons Mobile POS is Gaining Traction

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

June 6, 2014

Mobile POS

Mobile and tablet based point-of-sale has been a hot topic issue for quite some time. The prevalence and popularity of consumer devices in the world of point-of-sale (POS) is on the rise. Both vendors and retailers see value in this new wave of business solutions. Here are six...

Mobile Point of Sale: Opportunities for SMBs

Russell Harty | VIEW PROFILE

April 22, 2014

Mobile Point of Sale

Explosive growth in credit card payments, mobile technologies, and ever-changing consumer expectations are driving retailers to leverage new strategies and applications to deliver a more seamless shopping experience. Eliminating long check-out lines, offering alternative in-...

Common Themes at the Mobile Payments Conference

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

February 4, 2014

Mobile Payments Conference

This was my first time attending the Mobile Payments Conference (MPC). Organizer TMCNet mixed things up a bit for 2014, moving the location from New York to Miami and running the event in parallel to one of their larger conferences, ITExpo. Not sure of what to expect, I went in...

35% of Holiday Shoppers Forecasted to Buy Gifts at Local Small Businesses

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

December 13, 2013

Holiday Small Business Shopping

According to the National Retail Federal (NRF), 2013 holiday seasonal sales growth is expected to increase to 3.9% from 3.5% in 2012. While many ‘big box’ retailers are hedging their bet on the 2013 holiday shopping season, the opportunistic merchant may just well be the small...

Advice for Thriving During the Holidays

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

December 4, 2013

Thriving During the Holidays

This year, 35% of shoppers plan to buy their gifts at local, small businesses.  Small business shoppers want to support local businesses and find unique merchandise within a personalized shopping experience.  "Thriving During the Holidays" is the latest infographic...

Survey Results: Mobile Devices and Shopping

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

October 29, 2013

Mobile Commerce

Mobile devices and shopping – topics that are particularly relevant this time of year as the holiday season quickly approaches. Over the past six months Merchant Warehouse conducted a survey of over 550 consumers and merchants on how mobile devices are changing shopping...

Payment Technologies: Analysis and Guidance for Merchants

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

October 22, 2013

Payment Technologies: Analysis and Guidance for Merchants

In the past five years, the point-of-sale (POS) terminal landscape has changed significantly. Prior to the launch and mass consumer adoption of smartphones, merchants relied exclusively on legacy POS systems for consumer checkout, but in the years since, new technologies and...

Leveraging New Technologies: Tablet Based Point-of-Sale (POS)

Michael Gavin | VIEW PROFILE

September 26, 2013

Tablet Based Point-of-Sale

Over the past two years, the world of point-of-sale (POS) has evolved significantly. Capitalizing on the affordability, capability and platforms of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), a new crop of developers has opened up a world of opportunity in the world of POS. Often...

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...