Globally 3 in 10 consumers don't trust retailers with securing their data

A global fraud study of more than 6,100 consumers across 20 countries has revealed distrust among global consumers in retailers to protect their data. The new study, "Global Consumers: Concerned and Willing to Engage in the Battle Against Fraud," is...


The three main things customers want from mobile payments

How can you get customers to adopt mobile payments? Make them a value-added benefit that improves their retail experience.

Major store transformation at In The Pink

In The Pink Stores, the largest chain of Lilly Pulitzer Signature Stores in the US, has launched mPOS as part of a major store transformation project.

Making data-driven decisions with your POS

Three questions to ask of your business to understand how to leverage POS data for a competitive advantage.

Retailers launch comprehensive cyber intelligence sharing center

The R-CISC is an independent organization, the centerpiece of which is a Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Retail-ISAC).

Amazon eyes mobile payments, POS

The online retail leader has a chance to make an immediate impact with an mPOS product.

Report says Target knew about the data breach, but did nothing

The retailer had a working anti-malware system in place before the breach, but it was ignored.

Retailers commit to collaborative approach to reduce fraud

NRF said retailers are willing to do their part, but banks and card companies must also shore up the payments system.

Point of sale mindset: How analytics can increase in-store sales

The use of in-store data as a way to increase sales is one of the most cutting-edge fields in analytics.

OnCue Technologies demonstrates interactive POS system

At this year's Customer Engagement Technology World, OnCue Technologies brought a demo unit of an interactive POS system for retail which features audio and video response. Sy Walker, OnCue's VP of product development, walks us through the features of the machine in this video.

Thieves tried to steal credit cards from Nordstrom

When you think of the name Nordstrom, what comes to mind? A large department store, with valuable products at fair prices? Crowds pushing and squeezing their way to critical mass as the last few items left on the sales rack...

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Fashion retailer Zara adds RFID-based inventory intelligence

Tyco Retail Solutions announced that Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, has awarded Tyco a chain-wide contract for RFID-based inventory intelligence. The Tyco solution is currently deployed in 700 Zara stores across 22 countries, the companies said...

ACI Worldwide to acquire Retail Decisions to boost CNP fraud prevention

ACI Worldwide, a global provider of electronic payment and banking products, and Retail Decisions (ReD), a fraud prevention company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive transaction agreement, according to a press release. Under the terms of the...

Slyde app combines loyalty, deals and touchless payments

SK Planet Inc., the U.S.-based mobile commerce subsidiary affiliated with wireless giant SK Telecom, has announced its beta launch of a touchless, beacon-enabled shopping experience through its Slyde mobile app.

Goodwill stores automate POS, cash handling with NCR

Retail Control Systems (RCS), a point-of-sale solutions provider for retailers, announced that Goodwill Industries of Chattanooga has successfully automated 14 stores with its NCR Counterpoint retail management solution. Prior to implementing RCS's NCR Counterpoint solution, Goodwill used electronic cash registers...

Smaller merchants to get more mPOS options with Spindle, RisePay pact

Spindle Inc., a provider of mobile commerce solutions, announced it has signed a strategic agreement with RisePay, a developer of payment gateway systems for small businesses, service providers and mobile vendors, according to a press release. Through this arrangement, RisePay...

LightSpeed launches cloud analytics for independent retailers

Commerce platform LightSpeed has announced the launch of its Advanced Reporting for LightSpeed Cloud. According to the company, this product adds big data analytics to LightSpeed’s cloud-based POS system, giving retailers real-time insight into sales, inventory trends and customer preferences...

Merchants now can integrate Flint Mobile with QuickBooks Online

Flint Mobile Tuesday announced the integration of its no-card-reader mobile payment app with Intuit's QuickBooks Online, expediting end-to-end operations for small businesses that work outside traditional storefront environments, according to a press release. Flint said in the release it is...

Apple share of mobile POS dropped 15.5 percent in Q1

While the overall market for mobile POS is growing, Apple's share dropped to 56 percent in Q1 2014, down 15.5 percent from its Q4 2013 share of 66 percent.

Tesco extending 'Scan-as-you-shop' program to 100 more stores

Self-service technology provider Re-Vision has announced that after completing a successful 200-store rollout during 2012–13, Tesco have made the decision to extend the rollout of the Scan-as-you-shop solution to another 100 UK stores by the end of 2014. Tesco introduced...

Apple's iPhone 6 to include NFC

This fall's Apple iPhone 6 will include near field communications to enable mobile payments, according to "a source close to the situation," reports VentureBeat. VentureBeat said it was "unclear" if Apple will align itself with ISIS, the mobile commerce joint...

Sam's Club claims 'first' among major retailers with move to EMV

Sam’s Club is set to become the first mass retailer to implement EMV chip-enabled technology, according to an announcement this week from MasterCard. The co-branded cards will be issued by GE Capital Bank. “MasterCard has taken a strong stance on the need for the U.S.

Checkpoint Systems launches new EAS tools

Checkpoint Systems Inc., a global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced the launch of the next generation of intelligent electronic article surveillance solutions. The Evolve iRange, developed alongside global retailers, comprises six different state-of-the-art EAS...

Engineers develop facial-recognition product using NFC

A group of engineers and designers from Logic PD created a point-of-sale facial recognition system that uses NFC to help combat card fraud during a recent company hack-a-thon, according to a press release. The solution, a multi-modal security platform for...

InComm launches platform for mobile wallet providers

Prepaid product and transaction services company InComm has announced the launch of InComm Mobile Platform for mobile wallet providers and merchants. According to the company, IMP integrates with multiple platforms to provide a full breadth of capabilities required to process mobile payments made using prepaid cards at the retail POS.

Paytronix upgrades mobile features for restaurant platform

Paytronix Systems Inc. has added enhancements to the mobile and messaging aspects of its loyalty platform, geared toward the restaurant and retail industries. The system is now compatible with the latest iOS7 and Android 1 platforms.

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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.