hotel and restaurant data breaches
Payments POS News Restaurant Retail

Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches…..

Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches With new technology coming out every day, comes new threats.  But with these threats, how prepared is your business?  The hospitality industry, is the most under-prepared for this. Ransomware, spyware, and data breaches are almost common these days. It's beginning to be ridiculous.  But where do your weaknesses lie? Legacy Systems / Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches 70% or more of hotels, and restaurants are
loyalty cards
Gift & Loyalty Retail

Loyalty Cards: Current Trends

Life keeps getting harder for brick and mortar businesses.  Retail stores face fierce online competition.  Restaurants have similar problems with delivery services, and fast food.  So how can you level the playing field?  How do you get people to keep coming in the door?  The answer, Loyalty Cards. Loyalty Cards and Loyalty Programs Loyalty cards are a simple way to keep people coming in the store.  They give people a
revel systems
Retail

Revel Systems and Specialty Retail?

Revel Systems sights in on the Specialty Retail Market.  I was recently at the NRA convention, and spoke to a few of the senior management team from Revel Systems. They said in no uncertain terms, that specialty retail is where they want to expand next. Specialty retail is booming these days. One of the major shifts in retail in the last 30 years, is the move away from department stores.
Retail

Your e-Commerce Store, Does it Sell Your Brand?

Does your e-Commerce Store Sell Your Brand?  So, you have a successful brick and mortar store. Time to take it online! But, does your e-commerce store sell your brand?  You're entering a new space. Unlike your neighborhood, where you're the cornerstone of cool. Where people know that your store is the place to buy the latest coolest stuff. The internet is the home of thousands of similar stores.  So how
electric cash register
Gift & Loyalty Retail

Electric Cash Register… Should you get rid of yours?

Electric Cash Registers... Why should you get rid of yours? I talk to customers almost every week who are using an electric cash register. Some use it because they've had it for years. Others, because they believed it would be cheaper than it's cloud based counterpart.  But by the time they talk to me, they're generally looking for some more advanced features. Things like gift or loyalty cards. These aren't
shopify pos
Retail

Shopify POS…. A quick review.

Shopify POS has been around for a few years now, since 2013. So while I'm reviewing other POS platforms, it makes sense to look at Shopify POS too.   Those who know me, and read my other blogs, know that I'm pro Shopify. I've been using Shopify for e-commerce stores for 5 or 6 years. They're easy to use, and come with excellent customer service. But most of all, they're
small retailer
Payments Retail

Vend and Square Team Up to Offer Simple Payments for the Small Retailer

Point of sale giant Vend is teaming up with Square to give you more payment options. This could be great news for the small retailer.   Square, made it's splash offering a great way for people to accept payments on their phones. But as those retailers grew in size, they needed to roll out a real POS system. The Square Register system for many, is inadequate for companies that are