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Use Receipt Printers To Make Money and Promote Your Business

Part one – Building your “brand” with POS receipts:   Since most businesses are handing out POS receipts (about 250 billion of them a year, according to Receipt.com), why not make the most of it?   There are ways to communicate on a receipt that are better than others – some receipts can amuse, some receipts […]

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How Automated Systems Overcome the Challenges of Warehouse Management

How Automated Systems Overcome the Challenges of Warehouse Management We live in an on-demand world that has made having an agile supply chain more important to mission success than ever before. Some reasons for the new emphasis are common sense. Think about your own life as a consumer. You want quick responsiveness, and the web […]

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Future POS Attends RSPA Inspire 2015

Business leaders from all over the country, including Hospitality and Retail Point of Sale, Credit Card Processors and Hardware Vendors, embarked on a long journey to Maui, Hawaii for the annual winter conference sponsored by the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). The Retail Solutions Providers Association is the only association dedicated to the retail technology […]

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The 4 Essential Elements Inventory

Understanding and managing your inventory is one of the most critical factors in business success. Yet many entrepreneurs fail to answer such basic questions as “What items are the winners and losers?” and “How often does inventory turn over?” Don’t make this mistake. Management education expert Ashok Rao believes that companies can increase their profitability […]

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How to Create a Barcode for a Particular Number

How do I create a barcode for a particular number? This barcoding question is one we get asked pretty frequently. The truth is – there are a few different questions hidden in here, and therefore a few different answers. I have been assigned a UPC-A, UPC-E or EAN-13 barcode number. How do I go about […]

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Mobility & Stability Meet at the POS for Chop’t

New mobile applications flood the market every day and it’s a challenge for businesses to keep pace. Restaurants want the flexibility to leverage new customer-centric technologies, and at the same time ensure that their main point-of-sale system remains stable. Chop’t Creative Salad Company, a 25-unit premium salad restaurant brand, is partnering with Future POS to […]

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Barcode 101: Where Did Barcode Technology Come From?

Like most innovations, barcode technology started with a problem looking for a solution. Unlike a lot of solutions, barcode technology wasn’t possible without the existence of a solution that had not yet found a problem it could solve. That solution was the laser—but I’m getting ahead of myself. Prototype of Woodland barcode The nearest thing […]

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Why do Images Fade on Thermal Paper?

Standard POS grade thermal papers use dye and coreactant technology to form an image. The combination is slightly sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light and may exhibit some image decline with extended exposure to office light or shorter exposure to intense UV light. The stability of the image will depend upon the degree to which the […]

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The Point of Sale Year in Review – 2014

Welcome to the end of 2014 – where are we and how did we get here, and what happened? It was a rough year for retailers – first, pummeled by horrendous weather and ice storms in the southeast, millions of days of worker productivity were lost. Much of that lost retail revenue is never recovered […]

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Is it Possible to Sell a POS Dealership These Days?

The past few years have brought some interesting changes to the merger and acquisition (M&A) market in the office systems industry. Going back to 2009 and 2010, the financial crash in the United States led to a slow down in acquisitions. Those that had the money to buy businesses were holding onto their money for […]

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