ShopKeep POS now supports Apple Pay, chip cards

For a limited time, new merchants receive a free reader at signup.

FEATURES


Mobile payments dominate the early holiday shopping season

Consumers now more than ever are using their smartphones and tablets to shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The basics of bitcoin for retail

E-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers targeting millennials and other tech-savvy consumers should give serious consideration to accepting the virtual currency.

Survey names 'naughty,' 'nice' online retailers when it comes to security

Criteria for judgment included password requirements, personal information requested and how much effort they put into helping their customers follow good security practices.

The key piece missing from Apple Pay

Apple Pay diminishes the ability to track shopper behavior. This is among the reasons that some major retailers are not accepting it.

Virtual currencies: bitcoin and beyond [infographic]

An array of virtual currencies are making their presence known.

Six tips for becoming EMV compliant

With the liability shift now less than a year away, it's time for retailers to get serious about their compliance plans.

Bitcoin, other virtual currencies are a global reality

Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide believes bitcoin and its alternatives are here to stay, but how can they be regulated?

Obama executive order calls for 'BuySecure' initiative

An executive order from the president directs the government to lead the way in securing financial transactions and sensitive data — and in pushing toward nationwide adoption of EMV.

PCI 3.0 is a wake-up call for SAQ C merchants

Merchants should be prepared to increase their security measures if they are going to comply with the PCI 3.0 standard.

New guide caters to restaurateurs, retailers looking to boost income with ATMs

'How to Profit from ATMs: A Guide for Retailers and Restaurateurs' delivers 40 pages packed with essential information about the business of owning, operating and earning revenue from ATMs.

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NEWS


Global mobile NFC payments to exceed $130 billion by 2020

This equates to 254 million mobile users making five payments per month at an average of slightly less than $9 per transaction.

Survey says online shoppers lack trust in credit cards

Connexity's Bizrate Insights finds U.S. shoppers most trust their personal bank, PayPal and Amazon.

NCR Silver POS adds LevelUp

NCR Silver merchants can activate the LevelUp application as a payment option in their POS system.

First Data and Verifone partner to fight consumer payment data theft

First Data will offer Verifone's Secure Commerce Architecture (SCA) to provide safer, streamlined transactions and expedite EMV integration in the United States.

Blade Financial introduces debit-card program for bitcoin businesses

"The reality is, consumers just don’t have enough ways to spend their cryptocurrency."

UK consumers want more mobile purchasing options, survey says

Some 47 percent of mobile users in the U.K. would like to use their mobile phone more to pay for physical or quasi-physical goods and services.

Bindo adds invoicing to tablet-based POS

Retailers can now deliver invoices directly to individual customers through Bindo's new invoicing feature.

Hancock Fabrics upgrades tech for POS, inventory, training

James Hayes, division vice president of IT for Hancock Fabrics, estimates that EarthLink's multi-faceted solution will save Hancock Fabrics approximately 20 percent over their previous plan.

Microsoft adds bitcoin as payment option

Customers can now buy apps, games, videos from online stores.

Square reaches $100 million single-day sales milestone

Square also announced over 40 percent of its payment volume comes from sellers who process over $125,000 a year.

CardFlight inks pact with merchant services provider for mobile POS

Partnership to provide a custom mobile POS solution to merchants through its sponsor bank's network of retail branches.

NY State tax agency clarifies sales-tax status for virtual-currency purchases

Be aware of exceptions to the rule for merchants as well as customers.

Data from sales registers shows Black Friday down over last year

November sales comps before the holiday were positive, suggesting that consumers began their holiday shopping earlier this year.

BitStraat providing free tablets to Amsterdam retailers

Goal is "to make Amsterdam the bitcoin capital."

'Payment experience' designed to bridge multichannel gap

SALT Technology Inc. announced a new payment experience designed to bridge the gap between online, physical and mobile channels for customer checkout.

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It's all about the money, and retailers that make it easy for their customers to pay for products and services increase their chances of making the sale. Payment technology is constantly evolving, too, meaning that retailers need to keep both themselves and their in-store systems up-to-date.