Have you noticed that your customers are becoming confused when they see your antiquated terminal? Do they comically attempt to jab their card into your terminal instead of swiping? No, these are not aliens who are unused to our peculiar ways—they’re customers with a new, ultra secure chip credit card, and they want to use […]
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For most small business owners, it’s a jungle out there. Danger lurks around every corner, predators seem to be silently stalking your every movement, and – in the immortal words of Jethro Tull – the rivers are full of crocodile nasties. Let’s face it, when it comes to start-ups and small businesses the statistics are […]
After four years of anticipation, the October 1st EMV liability shift deadline has come and gone. If you’re like most merchants, you aren’t quite ready to get on board and are going to be a tad late to the party. Fortunately, it’s fashionable to arrive late and we’ve still got the information you’ll need to […]
Heckler Design is an American-based product design company, best known for pairing minimal designs with solid commercial-grade construction. Founder Dean Heckler is head of design for the company and an artist in his own right; according to the Heckler Design website, Heckler oversees the design of every product, and always with the end-user in mind. […]
Traditional point-of-sale system providers and modern companies alike have acknowledged the advantages of a system that offers both reliability and flexibility in a mobile world. Companies like NCR, which has been providing POS solutions since 1884, now offer more modern, affordable solutions for small businesses using iPad-based terminals. Newer companies, like Clover, use alternative hardware […]
Whether you are a first-time loyalty program buyer or are looking at switching from a different POS or loyalty software, it’s important to evaluate your best options before deciding on a system. In this article, we’ll discuss the POS systems with the best loyalty programs, and also explain what type of business each POS system caters to.
Why Use A POS System At All? As the iconic and traditional providers of quick, satisfying grub to builders and remote work crews, food trucks (and their cousins, bustaurants, food carts, and kiosks) have been around forever. However, over the last few years the humble food truck has exploded in popularity. These days it is […]
There is a lot of buzz surrounding First Data’s tablet-based POS products: Clover Station, Clover Mini, and Clover Flex. Now there’s even Clover Go, a mobile POS solution. But unlike with most iPad POS systems, you can’t just download the app and test out the POS. You have to buy the complete hardware package to see Clover in action. This has led many merchants to places like eBay, looking for a deal. Unfortunately, it has also led predatory merchant services companies to sell business owners more than they bargained for.
Starbucks has been making the wrong kind of headlines lately thanks to a string of security breaches involving the accounts of their mobile app users. The hackers drained money from users’ accounts and transferred the balances over to fraudulent gift cards. As the Starbucks app is often held up as an example of a successful […]
As payment technology—as well as payment liability law—advances, merchants will soon be faced with increasingly complex POS transactions. These changes will affect not only mobile payments, but traditional plastic transactions as well. Navigating the evolving payment landscape will present some costs as well as potential benefits to merchants. Hardware/Software Adoption The mobile wallet industry is […]