Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

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Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

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In retail cyber-security, bigger isn't always better

Here are four surprisingly non-technical reasons small- to mid-size retailers have a leg up when it comes to fighting cyber-crime.

PayPal Here comes to Windows

The partnership between the two companies gives small and medium-sized merchants another option for mobile point-of-sale services as Microsoft positions its newest tablet as a commerce device.

How Apple killed the digital wallet

Rick Oglesby, a senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, explains how Apple Pay changed the outlook for mobile payments.

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.

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.

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.

An in-depth look at Apple Pay, and what it means for retailers

Apple introduces mobile wallet capabilities that combine NFC, Passbook and Touch ID. The company has support from banks, major card issuers and retailers.

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Ingenico debuts new mPOS product for small businesses

Company partners with Beamm to provide merchants with a product that combines tablet POS software with cloud-based tools.

Verifone announces multiple mPOS initiatives for retailers

Company also puts emphasis on contactless and EMV acceptance.

ShopKeep launches mobile app for iOS

The app works with ShopKeep Register, the company’s point of sale application, and offers users the ability to monitor business operations via their mobile devices.

Number of cyberattacks on retailers drops by half, but hit more victims per incident

Criminals still stole more than 61 million customer records in 2014, despite taking off two of the biggest shopping days.

Walt Disney World adds Apple Pay, Google Wallet acceptance

Disney will leverage the contactless infrastructure it already has in place for the MagicBand.

ShopKeep POS now supports Apple Pay, chip cards

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Square plans to accept Apple Pay

Founder Jack Dorsey says support will come in 2015.

LevelUp, Cardpool partner for gift card exchange program

Cardpool can enable LevelUp users to sell their unused and partially-used gift cards in exchange for LevelUp credits.

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Often the heart and soul of retail IT, the point-of-sale system is a mission-critical technology tool for every retailer. Learn how to choose the right POS, how to plan for upgrades, and how to take it to the next level by integrating it with other store systems.