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RSPA 2015 RetailNOW Show Coming in August – The Point of Sale Channel Event of the Year

Retail and point of sale professionals, hardware and software vendors are thinking about summer, and some of that thought is focused on the annual RSPA RetailNOW show, which is being held August 2-5, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. The four-day conference, trade show and networking event is being billed as the retail event “where the industry […]

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Point of Sale Data Collection Litigation – An Overview and Future Directions

California and 14 other states plus the District of Columbia have laws that restrict the collection of personal information at the point of sale when payment is by credit card. Unfortunately for retailers, the scope of prohibited conduct under these laws is not always clear. Complicating matters further, these laws were generally enacted in the […]

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Measuring QR Code Response And Ad Performance

Picture this:    You have ONE website.     ONE offer.      A LIMITED print budget for the year. A need to maximize your advertising dollars. Now…. From all your media planning research, you have decided to go ahead and purchase media ads on 5 different publications. Your main goal is to drive traffic to your pages or […]

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Using Labels to Define an Industry and a Company

In the simplest of terms, a label is something that describes the contents within a package, container, box, or bottle. A label can be much more than that, however. It can be used to warn, brand, instruct, promote and define something. There’s one company out there using labels to help customers differentiate their products and […]

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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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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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When to Verify Bar Codes

When do you need to verify bar codes? The question seems to imply that there are times not to verify, and that is not what I’m suggesting. It is always better to verify than never to, but there are good times and not-so-good times to do it. I know this from personal observation. It is […]

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