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RetailNOW 2017 Review: Years Of POS Intelligence Packed Into Four Days

submitted by Jim Roddy

Gone are the days when POS trade shows would feature mostly iterations of last year’s products. At RetailNOW 2017, held Aug. 6-9 at Paris Las Vegas, typical product-talk was replaced with conversations about managed services, recurring revenue, and payment security. Read on for show highlights.

7 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips to Help You Boost Sales and Stand Out

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Are you an SMB retailer participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday? These action steps will help you reach more people and increase sales.

RSPA INSPIRE 2018: 4 Lessons POS Resellers Can’t Afford to Ignore

submitted by Jim Roddy

An avalanche in Hawaii? That’s what I experienced at the annual RSPA INSPIRE Conference, held Jan. 28-31, 2018, in Kona, HI. This wasn’t a snow-powered avalanche; instead it was a deluge of data related to trends and best practices in the POS channel that I gleaned from several industry leaders.

Alibaba one-ups Amazon by building a mall for retailers!

submitted by Chris Petersen

Future of retail success is literally being created around new ways to meet consumer expectations.

The 2018 Definitive Retail Success Formulas

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

"Step with care and great tact, and remember that Shopping's a Great Balancing Act." Understand first your unique value propositions in the retail model spectrum. Find your technological link to personalized communications with the consumer. Prepare to pivot to new technology platforms

Vantiv POS Channel KPI Study – Part 1: Resellers report robust sales and profits in 2017, expect stronger 2018

submitted by Jim Roddy

This year our POS Channel KPI Study attracted 152 VARs and ISVs, making it the largest POS KPI report ever published. This article is Part 1 of our four-part special report published by Vantiv’s, now Worldpay’s, PaymentsEdge Advisory Services.

12 Eye-Popping Quotes from RetailNOW 2017

submitted by Jim Roddy

I’m sorting through my notes and Twitter feed from #RetailNOW2017, held Aug. 6-9 at Paris Las Vegas, and noticed tons of quotes I think you’ll find interesting and insightful.

I Never Thought I Would Agree With Trump!

submitted by Kevin Graff

I was going through the newspapers the other day, reading what the press was saying about retail. It hit me then, for the first time ever, that Trump might actually be right about one thing: Fake News!!

Get Out Of Your Own Way To Succeed

submitted by Kevin Graff


There’s no doubt if you’re reading this, you’re one of those people that really does want to succeed. There are countless numbers of external challenges you face and have to deal with every day. But, the biggest obstacle most of us face is staring at us every day in the mirror … ourselves!

On the Road to the Fully Autonomous Retail Store

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Customer First Cashierless Shopping and Self-Checkout Theft. This post summarizes the opportunities and challenges of the retail self-service global innovation journey. Primary focus is on the state of self-checkout, mobile scan-and-go adoption, and an update on global autonomous store deployments.