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The Ins and Outs of A Cash Discount Program

If you’re in the retail industry, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of cash discounting.. But, do you know exactly what it is? Although these programs are becoming increasingly popular with both the merchant and customers alike, the service is not new. Many retailers have actually been utilizing this program for a few years now […]

Pointy Helps Local Businesses Compete with Amazon

Amazon is often the arch nemesis of local brick-and-mortar businesses. Consumers can get almost everything on Amazon. So where does that leave local stores in the competition? The solution is easy: Pointy. A startup business, Pointy has already helped over 1,500 shops, mostly across the U.S. and Ireland, get even the most obscure products gathering […]

Leveraging POS Mobility in a Competitive Market

Mobile integration is an absolute must for retailers who want to stay ahead of the competition. With most customers owning a smartphone, the mobile explosion means good things for retailers who take advantage of on-the-go purchases. Besides being convenient for the consumer, POS mobility allows for a branded, engaging experience as well. Experts suggest that […]

Top Three Key Trends Driving Retail Innovation

This is one of the most exciting time to be in the retail business since the advent of the cash register. With incredible new innovative technologies helping shape personalized experiences for consumers both in-store and online, there’s no better time to be in retail. The retail landscape is drastically and quickly evolving in ways that […]

Tips to Improve Sales This Holiday Season

  The holiday season is here and many small business owners are already putting together marketing plans in hopes to take full advantage of the season. Increased foot and web traffic during this time of year gives you prime opportunities to generate strong sales numbers to close out Q4. Of course, competition is fierce both […]

Make the Most of Small Business Saturday on November 25

  As a retailer, you know that it can be hard for a small business to compete with the big guys. But that’s why the day after Black Friday is Small Business Saturday. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday gives small businesses and brick-and-mortar stores across the country a special boost to […]

Augmented Reality Uses in Retail

There’s no denying that augmented reality (AR) will be mainstream before we know it. With the success of Pokémon Go last year among other efficacious attempts at using AR for general use, new opportunities appear every day for AR technology. That said, this digital layer will surely become commonplace in areas such as retail, including […]

Top 7 Must-Know Tips to Attract Customers To Your Brick & Mortar Store

  In a world of mobile platforms such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets, being king, it can be tough for businesses with brick and mortar locations to pull customers away from their screens. In many cases, some independent businesses are actually finding they can no longer complete with online retail, especially big giants like Amazon […]

How to leverage an omnichannel payment solution

Since the advent of the smartphone, the modern shopper is accustomed to spending more time online continuously engaging on numerous platforms. Instead of stuck making online purchases at our computers, we are now able to make them from our phones, tablets, and even watches. As a retailer, you’re probably wondering how this sort of technology […]

Why You Should Still Be Accepting Checks

You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing about another business moving to mobile POS. Whether you’re ordering your drink on-the-go from Starbucks, or ordering furniture for pickup, streamlining POS is the name of the game. So why are so many businesses accepting checks? Wth credit and debit cards more dominant than ever as a […]