Lightspeed POS enjoying big transaction-processing, customer-base growth

Commerce platform player Lightspeed POS today reported that it is processing $10 billion in transactions every year and its customer base now boasts 24,000 business locations across 100 countries.

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EMV shift could also shift NFC payments adoption

With about six months to go before merchants have to make the switch to POS terminals that accept chip cards, some industry executives are expecting proximity mobile payments to get a boost since the new terminals also have contactless technology.

BJ's Restaurants exec discusses benefits of chain's mobile app

Tim Hackbardt, VP of Marketing for BJ's Restaurants, talks about the many ways the chain's mobile app improves the customer experience.

The ultimate retail disruptors: Shoppers are the new POS

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How SeaWorld's mobile app enhances the guest experience

Len Dudis describes SeaWorld's folio approach to guest payments via its mobile app.

San Francisco Soup Company executive discusses the restaurant's use of BLE beacons

Clayton Chan, COO for San Francisco Soup Company, discusses the restaurant chain's use of BLE beacons.

The weak link in Apple Pay's security chain

Crooks have been using a surprisingly low-tech tactic to worm their way around Apple Pay's tokenization and biometric safeguards.

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple revealed new details about its latest device as the wearable market received a major shot in the arm Monday.

Can you, and should you, accept Apple Pay?

Balancing the benefits and the costs of new or upgraded point of sale equipment are key considerations when deciding whether Apple Pay is a good move for your business.

Commentary: Retailers are leading the fight toward greater security

Sandy Kennedy, President of RILA, calls on Congress to pass legislation that enacts a single, preemptive national data breach notification standard.

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NEWS


American Express POS rates lowered to less than 2%

Harbortouch, a POS system and merchant services provider, is offering special pricing on American Express transactions at a rate of 1.99 percent for merchants accepting American Express cards on Harbortouch POS systems, according to a company press release.

Net Element upgrades POS solution

Net Element has launched Aptito v.2.9, a proprietary cloud-based POS system that provides universal payment acceptance and numerous restaurant productivity upgrades.

Registration open for webinar on managing sales tax exemption

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Bindo enhances POS solution

The technology will allow developers to take advantage of Bindo's systems and expand upon them.

New platform released in hopes of linking in-store, online shopping

Store-Sync is designed to drive e-commerce and in-store sales by providing a seamless experience for shoppers who use both digital and traditional channels.

Vesta releases solution to 'prevent online, mobile fraud'

Built to combat the rising trend of fraud in e-commerce, vGuaranteed is a "revenue-generating payment solution for digital goods, services and subscriptions."

Global Payments peddles Ingenico mPOS device in Canada

The iCMP mPOS product includes a secure Bluetooth-enabled reader that pairs with a merchant’s Apple iOS or Android device.

India-based gift card provider launches retailer mobile app

Qwikcilver said it has partnered with 50-plus brands enabling access to 3,000-plus stores and online portals including India's leading retail chains, entertainment platforms, travel partners and leading currency providers.

Heartland partners with PAX for EMV-enabled terminals

Heartland will also equip the devices with its end-to-end encryption and tokenization services.

Netsuite inks deal to acquire Bronto software

Partnership brings together cloud-based omnichannel commerce provider and cloud-based commerce marketing company.

iPad POS designer announces partnership with Powa

Retailers and restaurateurs in U.S. and Asia can manage transactions through Bindo, powered by PowaPOS next generation POS hardware, according to a company release.

Montana convenience stores roll out new POS

Town Pump selects new point of sale system to support EMV compliance and enhance customer experience.

Star Micronics launches new cloud-based digital receipting

Digital receipting eliminates the issues typically associated with email receipting including the time taken to record email addresses and the potential problem that these could be taken down incorrectly.

TNS adds Ingenico, expands point-to-point portfolio

TNS' Managed POS Encryption helps merchants to protect sensitive customer information by eliminating the transmission of 'clear' cardholder data from the merchant environment, according to a company release.

Neiman Marcus unveils new Snap. Find. Shop. app

New app will allow customers to interface with all of the retailer's inventory using images the user takes of in-store items.

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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.