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
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Payments

Processing fees… What should you be paying for?

How to choose a payment processor based on processing fees? There are many credit card processing companies out there. And processing fees are based on a lot of different criteria.  From tiered rates, interchange rates and flat rate pricing. The best place to start, is to read reviews and search the BBB to to get a better idea. Merchants need to be aware there are many hooks processors make their
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
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Movie Theater

Why is the Right Cinema POS So Important?

For years, movie theaters have been doing the same thing. Same ol' cinema POS. Same unanswerable questions about who their customers are, and what they buy. Only recently has POS started to evolve for cinemas. But why is this important? Well, let's start with a simple answer. You need more data about your customers. No smart person has ever said, "I have too much data." You need to know how
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Cloud POS VS Onsite POS

Cloud POS.  It's the biggest single advance in POS Technology of the last 20 years.  Rather than buying $20k worth of server and POS Hardware, you can now start with a couple of iPads and cash drawers.  This was a sweeping revolution for small retailers, but now it's even becoming smarter for larger retailers. Retail juggernaut Nordstrom has decided to move to Infor's cloud based retail technology.  And they're not
card payment technology
Payments POS News

Newest Trends in Card Payment Technology

In October, the EMV Liability shifted. Which, to you and me, means that most of us are using debit and credit cards with an embedded chip these days. The embedded chip adds new security features. It's an attempt to circumvent fraud.  But card payment technology doesn't stop evolving there. You probably didn't know, is that EMV technology has been around since the 90's. Most European and Asian countries have been
lightspeed restaurant
Restaurant

Lightspeed Restaurant Gift Cards! *UPDATED 8/29/17*

New update as of 8-29-17, Lightspeed Restaurant has fully launched gift cards as of a few weeks ago.  And with the holiday season coming up, they couldn't have chosen a better time.  They now offer a website to purchase gift cards on, www.lightspeedgiftcards.com making it easy to select what you need, and for the correct system.  It's also easy to order internationally, since Lightspeed is in Canada, and their printer is
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Restaurant

Revel Systems and Dragontail Algo

At the recent Pizza Expo, Revel Systems announced it was kicking off a new integration with Dragontail Systems.  This could represent HUGE value for Revel restaurant customers.   Dragontail Systems Algo, is a restaurant dispatching system that has tons of features designed specifically to make the customer's experience great every time.  There are sensors, monitors, and cameras that manage the entire food prep and cooking process, watching to assure the