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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Many companies, large and small, with field sales and delivery teams are migrating from pen and paper to mobile computers. For data capture solution providers, this marks a significant sales opportunity. Indeed, Research and Markets estimates that the overall global field service market will grow from USD 2.56 billion in 2018 to USD 5.08 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7%. If you think this market might be right for you, here’s some essential information to get you started.

The field service market is on the rise. Are you poised to profit?

Savvy data capture solution providers are helping their customers transform their field sales and delivery. Here’s what you need to know.
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Omnichannel retailing (giving customers a consistent shopping experience no matter where or how they’re shopping) is the goal for most retailers today. If you’ve talked with retailers about the importance of investing in an omnichannel migration, you’ve probably met some skepticism and pushback. Sure, prices for omnichannel solutions have dropped, and the technology has become easier than ever to implement, but it still might be beyond the budget of SMB merchants struggling to stay in business.

Omnichannel migration in 6 baby steps

Solution providers can deliver pieces of an omnichannel solution to retailers in affordable increments. Here’s how.
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When Amazon announced Amazon Go, its Seattle-based grocery store that allows customers to conveniently make purchases without a cashier or traditional checkout station, the retail world took note. After all, Amazon sets the pace for retail innovation, and while the giant has resources that far exceed those of your average customer, it’s a safe bet that their learnings will trickle down market. Of course, Amazon isn’t alone. Both Starbucks and Panera Bread have piloted stores where customers can order, pay and pick up without interacting with an employee.

What you need to know now about self-service shopping

Here’s what IT solution providers can learn from Amazon’s, Panera Bread’s and Starbucks’ self-service shopping pilots.
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We hear from many retail, restaurant and hospitality solution providers who tell us that they’re looking for new sources of revenue and high-margin opportunities. While there’s still plenty of traditional business, competition is fierce and having a differentiator would be welcome.

Make mobile apps your next big revenue generator

Looking for higher margins and profits? Build mobile app solutions for your customers that help them improve engagement and experience.
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This infographic will help ensure you’re building the best possible POS and payment solution for your customers.
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Today’s thinking is that the long-term success of brick and mortar retailers will come down to a retailer’s ability to provide shoppers with rewarding, pleasant and consistent experiences. These experiences will keep shoppers returning to the store rather than spending their time and money with online competitors.

Experiential retailing: Supercharge digital signage with DC/POS integration

Integration with your merchant’s inventory/POS system is a surefire way to make their digital signage pay off.
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Lead the migration to mobile POS and payments

Solution providers who don’t prepare now to sell mobile POS and payments are going to miss future opportunities.
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Anyone who’s spent any amount of time selling merchant processing knows how competitive the market can be. In fact, it’s often cut-throat. When you’re selling processing and stand-alone terminals, winning a sale or keeping a customer often comes down to lowering one’s rates. While it’s still possible to make a decent living this way, many ISOs are looking to improve their chances for success by adding point of sale (POS) to their line cards.

ISOs: Here’s why POS should be on your 2018 to-sell list

ISOs seeking more stable and higher residual streams should add POS to their line cards.
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 Making sense of the various threats and opportunities that exist in today’s turbulent POS and payment industries can be overwhelming. With so much changing and so many revolutionary solutions coming to market, it’s not always clear where to invest your time and resources. One area that’s clearly on the rise and worth your attention is mobile POS and payments. To get more information on the opportunities for solution providers, we spoke with Angie Lawrence, senior market development executive for payments, Ingram Micro.

Q&A: The future of mobile payments, 2018 and beyond

Ingram Micro’s payments expert explains the mobile payments opportunity that exists for solution providers in 2018 and beyond.
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