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Proprietary vs open source hardware

POS 101: Proprietary Hardware VS Open Source Hardware

Republican or Democrat, team Edward or team Jacob, proprietary hardware or open source hardware? These are the questions we’ve all pondered at one point or another in our lives—am I right? Okay, maybe everyone hasn’t contemplated these exact lines of thought, but if you run a store or a restaurant, or are connected to the Point of […]

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May 5, 2017 Filed under: Hardware, Point of Sale 1

Get a Free Hardware Bundle from NCR Silver

For a limited time only, NCR Silver is offering new customers free iPad or discounted Android hardware bundles. To qualify for this special promotion, there are just a couple of requirements: You must be a new customer of NCR Silver. Users must sign up for a two-year contract with NCR Silver or NCR Silver Pro. This special […]

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Mar 27, 2017 Filed under: Hardware, Point of Sale 0

The Future of mPOS in an EMV World

Even if you’ve never used a card swiper attached a tablet or smartphone yourself, chances are you’ve seen one. Any pop-up booth, stall, or merchandise table you see (at a theater, concert, convention, sporting event, or even along the street) that takes credit cards is probably relying on a mobile POS (mPOS) system with a […]

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Feb 21, 2017 Filed under: Hardware, Mobile Payments 0
SumUp reader in its box

Unboxing the SumUp Card Reader

First things first: SumUp provided us with a free card reader for the purposes of our review. Our opinions are entirely our own.   The mPOS scene has thinned out recently, leaving only a few really great options and a smattering of so-so ones. That’s why we’ve been keeping an eye on the European mPOS […]

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Feb 17, 2017 Filed under: Hardware, Mobile Payments 1

The 5 Best Small Business Credit Card Processing Companies

Unless your small business consists of running a lemonade stand on the corner of your street, sooner or later you’re going to need to accept credit and debit cards as payment to compete in today’s marketplace. Customers are increasingly relying on their “plastic” to make purchases, and consequently carrying less cash. eCommerce – something that […]

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Jul 31, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, eCommerce, Hardware, Inventory Management, Mobile Payments, PCI Compliance 82
pos buying guide

A Guide to Buying POS Hardware: Getting the Most for Your Money

The Hardware Dilemma Choosing the right point-of-sale (POS) provider for your business is difficult, considering the hundreds of systems currently available for both retail and food service establishments. For some vendors, selecting the right hardware for their POS of choice is an equally arduous task. Ordering appropriate equipment can be an agonizing process, and you […]

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Jun 24, 2016 Filed under: Hardware, Point of Sale 1
Ingenico iCT220

Ingenico iCT220 Unboxing and Review

Ingenico is a French-based company with one goal: “to provide merchants with a comprehensive and innovative range of services and solutions to eliminate payment complexity and make the consumer purchasing experience seamless and secure, whatever the sales channel or payment method.” To that end, Ingenico offers a number of different POS and mobile hardware products, […]

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Nov 24, 2015 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Hardware 5

Enter to Win a VeriFone VX520 Terminal

It’s contest time again! This time, we’re giving away a VeriFone VX520 terminal. The VX520 is a portable, EMV-compatible card reader that can also handle NFC and contactless payments. This reader allows you to swipe normal magstripe credit cards, but it supports chip-and-PIN and chip-and-signature cards as well. As an added bonus we’ve ensured that […]

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Nov 3, 2015 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Hardware 0
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