Mobile POS

POS Then and Now

I remember my first day as a retail clerk in A&P. I was trained on the “new” cash registers with a whopping nine department keys. Items were rung by me reading an ink stamped price off the item itself and entering it into the register. The whirl of the machine was amazing back then. Continue reading

PIN Debit in a Post Durbin World

PIN Equals Choice in Post Durbin World

Coming from the acquiring business and having spent a great deal of time researching and theorizing on the impacts of the Durbin Amendment on the payments ecosystem, I thought I was pretty well informed and had a good overall perspective on its impacts. Continue reading

Mobile Retail Initiative

Mobile phones have come a long way since their introduction over 30 years ago. By 2015, shoppers around the world are expected to use their mobile phones to purchase goods and services worth close to $120 billion. In order to help retailers adapt to the new technology, the National Retail Federation has launched its Mobile Retail Initiative to offer best practices and learning opportunities for retailers entering the mobile space.This Mobile Retail Initiative has produced a Mobile Blueprint to guide retailers in planning and implementing initial mobile applications, including customer marketing, payments and internal operations. For more details visit