In the last blog, I shared IHL Group’s findings from the “2015 Store Infrastructure Study”. Primarily, I looked at the WiFi results and the realization that stores need to upgrade their networks to support new cloud-based internal and customer-facing applications. Now let’s dig into the security part of the results.
According to the survey, 54% of respondents consider their WAN/LAN network security “currently ready.” Another 34% say they’ll be ready within 12 months.
A professional mountain biker turned entrepreneur, Nick Martin turned passion to profit when he started selling his cycling gear on eBay. In 8 years, The Pro’s Closet has become the largest used cycling store on eBay - enjoying year round sales, no matter the weather - thanks to the ability to sell to cycling enthusiasts all over the world.
When you can’t find what you’re looking for, maybe it’s time to make it yourself. That’s the mentality that led husband-and-wife duo Ryan and Miranda McCullagh to launch Whistle & Flute Clothing, a fun and modern clothing line for kids and adults. Their designs are loved by people all over the world. The Canadian couple from Victoria, B.C. gets wholesale orders from across the globe.
One woman’s used designer bag is another woman’s beloved new addition. No one knows this better than Sarah Davis, a fashionista who has been expanding women’s purse collections without deflating their wallets since 1999.
If you’ve received a new card from your bank in the last six months, it’s likely an EMV card with a chip. Banks are issuing EMV cards, and retailers are installing EMV-capable terminals to accept those EMV cards. Both are working toward the October 2015 deadline whereby the liability shift occurs. Today, when a counterfeit card is used in a store, the bank takes the loss. But after the liability shift, if the bank has issued an EMV card, but the retailer has not upgraded to an EMV terminal, then the retailer takes the loss resulting from counterfeit cards.
As the groundwork for enterprisewide data visibility falls into place, a game of connect-the-data dots is playing out in stores.
With about 8 months to go before the EMV liability shift, time is running short for retailers — and consumers — to get ready.
Mobility is making a huge impact on how retailers deal with everything from inventory visibility to customer experience — with the ultimate goal of increased sales.
The independent furniture retailer replaced its payment terminals chain-wide to capitalize on the latest encryption and tokenization technology.
As smartphones continue their march toward all-out indispensability, the mobile wallet concept has gone from far-fetched idea to rapid-growth reality.
Mercury’s Accelerated Funding solution provides a faster way for you to get your money from payment processing transactions.
The National Retail Federation today welcomed a letter sent by nine attorneys general to the nation’s top credit card companies and banks calling for the use of personal identification numbers rather than signatures to approve purchases made with new chip-based credit cards.
Mobile Marketing & Technology today announced that Peter Gordon, senior vice president of FIS' Enterprise Product Office, FIS Global, the World's largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies, and Connie Theien, vice president, payments industry relations, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Mobile Payments Conference Fall 2015 (@MPCEVENT), taking place August 31 - September 2, 2015 in Chicago, IL.
Mobile Marketing & Technology recently introduced its keynote speakers for the 2015 Mobile Payments Conference, taking place August 31 – September 2, 2015 in Chicago, IL.
With the holiday season upon us, merchants should look beyond their own borders for sales opportunities. New research from PayPal and Ipsos* shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers (those for whom more than 10 percent of their online spend is cross-border), spending approximately twice as much as consumers who only shop domestically.
Manhattan Associates, Inc. recently announced a strategic alliance with Verifone that will offer retailers flexible and highly secure point of sale (POS) solutions as well as streamlined EMV migration.
One of the products at the 2015 NRF show that caught my eye – though my eyes couldn’t quite catch up to it – was the A799II thermal receipt printer by CognitiveTPG. Promoted as the “fastest receipt printer,” the A799 shows in this video it can print the over 4,500-word United States Constitution in about 9 seconds. Cognitive executives told me the demonstration was inspired by French artist/engineer Thibault Brevet who presented at the SXSW Conference in 2014.
Payments in retail are undergoing one of the largest shifts in history, with the impending move to EMV chip-and-pin and the rise of mobile payments. Here, Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers, talks with Erik Vlugt, Vice President of Product Marketing at VeriFone, to discuss the rapidly changing world of payments in retail, the impact of mobility, and the challenges retailers face as they try to implement for today and the future.