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.
Financial breach protection and solutions for achieving and maintaining compliance.
Alert™ POS, a leader in Windows™ tablet/terminal point-of-sale (POS) solutions for restaurants and retailers, announced today its new Active Intelligence security feature, a first in the POS industry. With today’s security threats on the rise, Alert POS has taken the lead to directly link its hyper-cloud POS solution to law enforcement and the 911 emergency phone system, sharing critical, verifiable information in emergency situations.
Electronic Payments, a leading provider of payment processing solutions, recently announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Vault Payments Group (Vault), a premier provider of integrated payment offerings for Acumatica, Microsoft, NetSuite and Sage ERP.
Mobile Marketing & Technology recently introduced keynote and other confirmed speakers for the 2016 Mobile Payments Conference(MPC), taking place August 29 – 31, 2016 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago, IL. Click here for an up-to-date speaker list (https://mobilepaymentconference.com/2016-speakers).
At the annual NRF Conference & EXPO, Retail’s BIG Show, in New York City, Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), global leader in seamless payment, announced that three out of four PCI-validated point-to-point-encryption (P2PE) offerings available in the US are powered by its On-Guard P2PE solution. In 2015, adoption of Ingenico Group’s On-Guard grew by 10x as US merchants upgraded their systems for EMV and concurrently implemented additional security measures to help fortify their payment acceptance infrastructures.
At this year’s NRF Annual Convention & EXPO in New York City, beacons are gaining even more attention among retailers and mobile apps as a way to re-invent the consumer experience.
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.