With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, the last thing retailers need is to worry about their payment security and whether they—and their customers—could become the victims of a breach. The threat is, and always will be, there. Take a peek at the Breach Level Index for a sobering look at some statistics.

Here’s your holiday payment security checklist

Keep retailers and their customers safe from breaches during the upcoming holiday season by following this advice.
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Infographic: Don’t leave supply chain money on the table

How many IT solutions and services are you NOT providing your supply chain clients? This infographic will show you.
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Even though most retailers staff up for the holiday shopping season, we’ve all suffered frustrating shopping experiences where lines are long, wait times test our patience, items are out of stock and we leave more annoyed than joyful. It doesn’t have to be this way. With the right technology, lines can move faster, sales lost to long wait times can be saved and customers can have positive shopping experiences.

4 ways to help retailers with holiday line-busting

Here are some simple ways you can help retailers speed up holiday lines and improve customer experience.
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We’ve all experienced the frustration of going to our favorite retailer in search of some product only to find it’s out of stock. Years ago, the store associate would be able to offer little insight into when the product might be in stock and we’d have little recourse.

Customer experience begins with the supply chain

A retailer’s ability to achieve omnichannel commerce is built on a foundation of a strong supply chain management.
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Building an effective supply chain management solution takes real skill and a lot of careful consideration. Any number of mistakes can lead to costly delays in the implementation or, worse, your customer having paid for a solution that doesn’t do what they need it to.

Supply chain management solution checklist

Use this checklist to ensure your next supply chain management solution fully addresses your customers’ needs.
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DCPOS-focused IT solution providers don’t often think of the hotel market as one bursting with opportunity. From the outside, hotels might look as challenging as government to crack into. While there are some challenges to navigate, it’s not as difficult as you might imagine. Once you understand the landscape and establish some key relationships, you could be on your way to diverse revenue streams.

Hotels need your DCPOS solutions (and a whole lot more)

Here’s why hotels are a great opportunity for DCPOS solution providers, especially if they’re willing to sell adjacent technology.
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With so much happening in the retail and restaurant IT space, this year’s RetailNOW (Aug. 5–8 in Nashville) will afford attendees with priceless information that’s critical to short- and long-term success. What new technologies can you sell? What are the threats to your business and how can you address them? How can you differentiate yourself? Most importantly, how can you grow your business?

POS and payments reimagined at RetailNOW 2018

Ingram Micro’s acquisition of The Phoenix Group (TPG) gives retail solution providers every service and product needed to deliver complete customized POS and payment solutions faster than the competition.
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Companies in the manufacturing vertical have a lot on their minds. Ever-increasing operating costs, new global competition, regulations and uncertainties pertaining to materials (e.g., metals, electronics) have placed added pressure on organizations. Today, many are looking to use auto-ID technology to:

Deliver smart factory capabilities to your manufacturing customers

By leveraging barcoding, RFID and IoT technologies, solution providers can deliver smart factory-like results to small manufacturers.
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If you’re a DC/POS specialist who typically sells to retail, you might not realize that your barcoding knowledge can also be applied to the healthcare market. While healthcare is obviously markedly different from retail, if you take time to learn the nuances of healthcare, you might open yourself up to new levels of success.

Maximize your healthcare barcoding success

Here’s how to cash in on healthcare barcoding opportunities while minimizing your chance of failure.
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RFID has been around now decades, but many companies are just now harnessing the power of this proven technology. Today, as tag prices continue to drop, technologies are refined, and markets create new tracking and tracing needs, RFID solutions are in high demand. No matter where you look, RFID is on the rise, and savvy solution providers are cashing in. Indeed, Grand View Research expects the global RFID market to reach $40.5 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 14.7%.

Here’s why you should sell RFID today

Nearly every vertical is turning to RFID to address tracking and tracing needs. Savvy solution providers will be there to capitalize.
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According to a recent report by Meticulous Research, the global data collection market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11% in the next five years, reaching a value of nearly $72 billion by 2022. Such growth can be attributed to a handful of trends, such as technological advancements, IoT, government mandates the continued need to reduce manual entry errors and more.

8 factors for building killer mobile data capture solutions

Here’s how to ensure that your next data capture project exceeds your customers’ needs.
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