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Everything You Need to Know About Switching to Chip Cards | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business

If you have a debit or credit card, you've likely noticed that you've recently received a new version of the card that includes a chip. As such, you're probably wondering what this chip is and why your cards need it.

38 Percent of Small Businesses Are Ignoring a Huge Liability Coming in October

Gene Marks | Posted 04.28.2015 | Small Business
Gene Marks

On October 1st, if a merchant doesn't accept a credit card with an EMV chip, and the transaction is fraudulent, then the merchant will be liable for the costs. So merchants need to act... now.

POS Breaches in 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Joe Ross | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Joe Ross

Take the time to find out when you can receive a debit and/or credit card with chip-and-pin technology from your financial institution. While it likely will get worse before it gets better, merchants and financial institutions are taking baby steps toward a more secure payment future.

4 Misconceptions About Cloud Based POS Systems

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

For the uninitiated, a POS system is simply a computerized network operated by a main computer and linked to several checkout terminals. Cloud based systems have moved that main computer off site, typically to a number of servers hosted and maintained by a third party service.

Four Apps to Help You Run Your Business

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 08.13.2014 | Small Business
Shane Paul Neil

For most small business owners the day to day can be a hodgepodge of responsibility as you are forced to play marketing expert, accountant, and customer service all while selling a product you can be proud of and the public needs.

Dollars to Digits: What is The Future of Money?

Lisa Falzone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Lisa Falzone

Today, integrated iPad POS and mobile technologies are able to bring people's online wallets -- services like PayPal and Google Wallet -- into the physical world, forever altering the retail landscape. Consumers have more options at savvy establishments, from cash to cards, to the existing balances in their online PayPal account -- and retailers around the world rejoiced.

The Future of Mobile Payments and What It Means For Retail

Joseph Farrell | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Joseph Farrell

Retailers seem so staunchly committed to transact business the same way they have for decades: a large (expensive) central cash register accepting cash, checks or credit/debit cards only. This is all about to change -- and, in fact, quietly has been right under our noses.

Finding Your Way to Loyalty

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

You must meet the wants, needs, and/or desires of your shopper and her consumers if you want to cultivate loyalty.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: ZIP Code Queries At The Register

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that merchants can no longer ask for the ZIP codes of customers who make purchases w...