Make the Holidays Merrier with Better In-Store Experiences

Another holiday season is upon us, and trends are pointing to a huge sales opportunity for retailers. According to an article in Bloomberg, retail sales were higher than forecasted in October and marked the largest growth since 2014. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is also forecasting that holiday sales will increase this year. 

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3 Things You Shouldn’t Miss Out On at RSPA’s RetailNOW 2016

The Retail Solutions Providers Association’s (RSPA) signature event, RetailNOW, is being held in Grapevine, Texas this year, and we are excited to be a part of it. The event brings together thought leaders from across the retail industry with various expertise, including software, hardware, and payments. As you prepare to attend the show, here are a few things you should definitely check out:

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3 Payment Predictions for 2016 That Merchants Need to Know

Even before the new year rolled in, there had been a lot of theories and speculations around how payment technology would evolve in 2016. To find out more information, we hosted a webinar - 2016 Payment Predictions & Strategies to Jumpstart the New Year - and spoke with two industry experts - Rod Hometh, SVP of Strategic Development for North America / Ingenico Group and Jordan McKee, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. Following are some highlights from the webinar.

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5 Reasons You Should Attend Retail’s Big Show 2016

National Retail Federation (NRF)'s Annual Convention & EXPO, also known as the "Retail's BIG Show", is right around the corner. Taking place annually in New York City, Retail's BIG Show is NRF's flagship industry event that offers unparalleled education, collegial networking, and an enormous EXPO Hall full of retail technologies and solutions. The event brings together 27,000 retail professionals and vendors from more than 80 countries. The convention also includes 125 education sessions, nearly 300 speakers, and more than 500 exhibitors showcasing innovative technology.

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5 Ways Retailers Can Prepare for the Black Friday Madness

The holiday season is upon us and attractive deals and promotions are calling out to shoppers to get ready for Black Friday - the busiest shopping day of the year. Every year on this day, thousands of shoppers rush into retail stores to hunt for the best deals and discounts from products ranging from electronics to apparel. With a higher foot traffic, retail stores also experiencing a higher volume of transactions. According to a recent survey by BestBlackFriday.com, the majority of Black Friday shoppers plan to pay for their in-store purchases by using their credit/debit cards. Retailers need to ensure they provide their customers with the best shopping experience as well as the best checkout experience – and that includes a fast, secure and convenient transaction. In the wake of the EMV migration in the US and introduction of new payment technologies, here are five ways retailers can prepare themselves for the Black Friday madness: 

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