Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on September 17, 2020
Are touch screen POS systems really worth it? In recent years, many industry-leading businesses and organizations have invested heavily in touch screen solutions. There's a lot to be excited about when it ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 15, 2020
How much does a POS system cost? As an industry-leading small business point of sale provider, it's a question that we get all the time. The short an...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 10, 2020
The right point of sale solution can help your business unlock significant growth. However, choose the wrong point of sale solution can resul...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 09, 2020
Emails are a valuable small business marketing tool every day of the week — but they’re especially important during the holiday season.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 08, 2020
With so many retail point of sale (POS) systems to choose from, it's hard to know which solution is right for your retail organization. Without careful planning and consideration of the latest features and functions...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 03, 2020
Have you been searching for the best POS system for retail? There are a lot of POS solutions to choose from, and without careful planning, you could en...
Cort Ouzts
By Cort Ouzts
on September 01, 2020
Our transition from POS value added reseller to POS software developer started in earnest with a common question that all entrepreneurs face: what if there’s a better way? <...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 07, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has caused people around the world to make changes to their daily lives. 
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 22, 2020
Your business is one of a kind — and the software behind it should be, too.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 03, 2020
Many businesses remained open throughout the coronavirus pandemic, including liquor stores. And those who chose to keep their doors open have been...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 21, 2020
Mobile pay was all the hype when it was first introduced — but mostly for the convenience factor. 
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 13, 2020
With stay at home orders coming to an end, there’s a lot of planning and preparation in store for small business owners.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 30, 2020
Point of sale systems provide retailers with benefits including faster checkout, a record of all transactions, in-depth business reporting, and loss prevention capabilities. When it comes to liquor stores,...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 22, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone’s daily lives.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 14, 2020
Huntington Humidor, a cigar shop in Huntington Village, New York, is making its mark in the tobacco industry.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 10, 2020
How would you rate your small business’ online presence? 
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 02, 2020
It’s a time of uncertainty for people around the world — and an especially challenging time for small business owners. 
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on March 26, 2020
The best time to start the small business you’ve been dreaming of is now. Well, you can’t literally start it right now — but with most of us having to stay at home, it’s the perfect time to get working on i...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on March 16, 2020
We’re a small business just like you. With that, we know first-hand that these are difficult times and there are new challenges presenting themselves everyday.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 25, 2020
We’re asked, “How long will my POS system last?” on a daily basis — and rightfully so. We understand that purchasing a point of sale system is an investment. Obviously, there’s a financial commitment, but beyond the...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 10, 2020
Credit card processing is a complex part of owning a business and making sales — and unfortunately, there are payment processors who take advantage of this. When you’re in the market for a point of sale system or a ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 09, 2020
Opening a business is hard. In fact,
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 19, 2019
Like any small business, retail shop owners have to make sure their customers’ first impression is a positive one. You have a few minutes to make or break their opinion, so it’s important to put yourself in their sh...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 04, 2019
The holiday season is in full swing. Last-minute shoppers are in and out of your storefront scrambling to purchase the perfect gift before their time is up. But as a store manager, you know that the busiest time of ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 21, 2019
What plan does your retail store have in place to prevent inventory losses? Are you experiencing an increase in shoplifting, or are you trying to get ahead and make sure it doesn’t happen? No matter what kind of bus...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 06, 2019
Jennifer Armstrong, co-owner of the Quick Service Mart, was looking for a new point of sale solution for her neighborhood convenience store in Knoxville, Tennessee. For years they had utilized a pricing board, but s...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 22, 2019
If you’ve purchased a point of sale solution from POS Nation, congratulations! You’ve made a great investment that is going to help your business grow and succeed. If you’re wondering what you can expect after purch...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 07, 2019
Grocery store owners are fully aware of how much time and effort goes into inventory management. Traditionally, retail shops spent hours counting every item in stock and documenting the numbers. On top of that, mana...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 18, 2019
Cash Register Express (CRE) is considered one of the top retail point of sale software on the market (in our humble opinion, we believe it is the top retail POS software). It offers powerful integrated features and ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 05, 2019
In researching and talking to payment processors, you may have come across something called cash discounting. Whether it’s new to you or not, our
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 21, 2019
POS Nation is pleased to announce the acquisition of TransPay Merchant Services. This acquisition allows POS Nation to expand its presence throughout the Midwest. Based in Carmel, Indiana, TransPay Merchant Services...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 21, 2019
POS Nation is pleased to announce the acquisition of TransPay Merchant Services. This acquisition allows POS Nation to expand its presence throughout the Midwest. Based in Carmel, Indiana, TransPay Merchant Services...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 06, 2019
As a business with a variety of products and countless customers, tobacco stores need a point of sale system that can keep up with daily operations and accurately track their inventory. What are the benefits of havi...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 18, 2019
While garden centers and nurseries are considered retail stores, the industry is a lot more specialized than your traditional retail shop. From tools, materials, and large outdoor plants, operating a garden center r...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 02, 2019
Operating your business with a point of sale system can provide several benefits. For retailers, one of the most notable is the ability to make checkout lines move faster. This might sound too good to be true, but t...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 21, 2019
As a small business owner, you may have considered Software as a Service (SaaS) options for managing your operations. SaaS, or cloud-based software, follows a model that makes software available to customers over th...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 13, 2019
POS credit card processing is designed to streamline the customer checkout experience. After all, payment processors are the reason that merchants can accept customer debit and credit cards — and ensure their bankin...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 05, 2019
In the summer season, produce stands that sell farm-fresh produce are booming. With the high demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, market owners need a point of sale system that can keep up! See how our
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 08, 2019
There’s always a slight chance something will go wrong when working with technology. Our laptops start to slow down and our phones crash or temporarily stop sending texts. These glitches are annoying, but thankfully...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 10, 2019
Sarah Fitch, Mount Pleasant Seafood manager, was operating her family-owned market with an outdated point of sale system. It did its job, but she came to POS Nation ready for an upgrade and more integrated features....
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on March 06, 2019
The point of sale market is a bit of a minefield — and there’s no shortage of companies selling POS systems these days. We could write an entire article about the different selections out there, but for simplicity, ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 20, 2019
A large box has been delivered to your storefront and you know exactly what it is — a new point of sale system! Now that it’s in your hands, we’re sure you’re ready to get things moving. Our experts are here to help...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 05, 2019
Have you just started looking at POS options, or has your research been going on for months now? Regardless of where you are in the process, you may be aware of the financial investment that comes with purchasing a ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 22, 2019
Running a liquor store is a lot of work — from keeping track of how many bottles and cases are in your inventory to ensuring that customers are of legal drinking age. No matter the size of your business, using the r...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 07, 2019
When opening a new business and searching for a point of sale system, how do you know what features to look for? You’re going to receive a lot of recommendations in this process, so our team of experts is here to sh...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 14, 2018
As a business owner, you know how important it is to get to know your customers on a personal level. This is especially valuable if you’re running a smaller business that receives a lot of local traction. If this is...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 02, 2018
POS Nation was invited to Heartland Payment System's 2018 Reseller Conference held in Austin, Texas, as pcAmerica's three-time Top Reseller from 2015 to 2017. As one of the nominees for pcAmerica's 2018 Top Res...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 16, 2018
We're excited to announce that as of May 2018, POS Nation agreed to acquire Perfect POS, the leading provider of point of sal...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 05, 2018
With over 17 years of experience working in the point of sale industry, it's safe to say that we know what we're doing! Our goal is to provide quality support to our customers while developing point of sale solution...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 18, 2018
Gotta Have It is a retail store located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Owned by Peter Norrito, Gotta Have It offers its customers a full selection of goods — from sports memorabilia to man cave necessities.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
What are handhe...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
A Changing Poin...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
A Variety of Sc...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
Customer Displa...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
What is a Pinpa...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
Do I Need a Barcode Printer?...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
What is a Barcode Scanner? ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
Do People Still...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
An Overview of ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
What You Use to...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 20, 2018
What's a Touch ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 02, 2018
As of January 2018, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has mandated that all merchants and their customers must be updated to TLS 1.2 and SHA-2 encryption standards to accept and pro...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 29, 2018
The key proponent for switching to EMV chip-card readers is for retailers to be able to run transactions quickly without any worry. Plus, these pinpads are less likely to be hacked — keeping your customers' card and...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 19, 2017
The POS Nation team attended Heartland Commerce's 2017 Reseller Conference held in Chandler, Arizona. With over 16 years of experience working with hundreds of varying retailers, we were invited&...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 24, 2017
Tracy Ann's Events is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Owned by Tracy Glynn, Tracy Ann's Events offers its customers full event services, from small holiday events to large-scale weddings.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 31, 2017
Located right across the street from the airport, Super Liquor offers tourists and locals a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic goods, as well as tourist items, in Las Vegas, Nevada. When Super Liquo...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 17, 2017
The POS Nation team attended the 2017 RetailNow Trade Show and Convention held in the one and only Las Vegas. With over 15 years of experience working with hundreds of varying retailers, we were invited as Black Dia...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 09, 2017
Cloud-based POS software has grown in popularity over the past years, and for good reason. Designed for single store and multi-location businesses,
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 15, 2017
Using Cash Register Express for years at his original store, Mike Ryan was looking for a POS company for his new store, Lebanon Wine & Spirits. After searching through several point of sale providers, Mike ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 10, 2017
What is QIR Certification? As of January 1, 2017, POS Nation is QIR certified.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 03, 2017
Over the past 16 years, we've helped over 5,000 companies find the perfect POS system for their business. We know that each business is different from the other, so their solutions should be unique, too. To com...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 22, 2016
With the holiday season upon us, staying on top of your sales is a must. Do you know how your business is performing? If you’re not sure, ou...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 16, 2016
Whether you’re a national chain or a family-owned market, investing in the right POS system for your grocery store is critical to the success of your business. From tracking inventory to managing vendors, point of s...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 02, 2016
Beginning your search for a point of sale system? It may seem like an easy decision at first glance, but once you begin your search, you’ll find that there are thousands of competitors and feature sets to sift throu...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 07, 2016
October officially marks one year since consumers in the United States were introduced to the new payment form of EMV. If you still haven’t heard of EMV, or if just want to know what it is, then here’s a quick rundo...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 30, 2016
Square, Intuit, and PayPal are just some of the popular mobile POS systems that utilize magnetic stripe card readers. These readers work simply by plugging straight into the iPhone’s headphone jack. As of this month...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 15, 2016
At POS Nation, about 50 percent of our customers are new businesses. The first year is the most important, and nerve-racking, year for...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 26, 2016
After years of occupying traditional office space, Charlotte-based POS Nation decided it was the right time to make a move. Seeking a more open and modern workspace, the team recently moved into a newly-re...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 19, 2016
POS Nation is happy to announce the opening of the company's first West Coast office located Burbank, California. Headed by Jennifer Netherton, the West Coast office aims to support customers throughout Califor...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 10, 2016
POS Nation recently attended the 2016 International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Trade Show and Convention held in Las Vegas. With over a decade of experience working with tobacco retailers, we we...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 22, 2016
You want to understand your customers, right? Of course, you do. But in a world changing and growing quicker every day, it can be hard to truly know and understand who your customers are. For this reason, we thought...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 15, 2016
Officially established in 2007, the vapor industry has grown at a historic rate. Reaching an astonishing $3.5 billion at the end of 2015, the vapor industry seemed unstoppable, rivaling their competitors in the toba...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 08, 2016
As the famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr once said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” So from this cautionary note; I thought we could pause and reflect on the emergi...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 12, 2016
When you’re buying your next POS platform, you have a world of choices these days. Perhaps the biggest question you’re facing is whether to stick with traditional POS or go for an iPad POS platform. The question of ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 05, 2016
A POS system that’s easy to use is not just a no-brainer for fast-paced restaurant and retail environments. It’s also an important way to save you money and keep employee training time at a minimum. Discover why eas...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 28, 2016
Retail customer service training may very well be the most important differentiator for brick-and-mortar stores in today’s omnichannel world. How effectively your employees engage shoppers in your store can make the...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 21, 2016
Since the Oct. 1, 2015, liability shift, retailers are financially on the hook for some fraudulent transactions conducted on POS terminals that don’t comply with the new Europay, MasterCard, Visa card security stand...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 14, 2016
For any type or size of merchant, the point of sale (POS) is by definition a mission-critical system. In addition to being a basic tool for retail and hospitality companies to conduct business, today’s POS systems c...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on March 03, 2016
Employee theft is an unfortunate reality of the bar and restaurant industry, but you can use your point of sale (POS) system to combat this form of shrinkage — which by some accounts is responsible for a 4 percent l...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 23, 2016
Ready to ignite sales in your smoke shop business? Consider how a tobacco store POS can take your operations to the next level by controlling inventory, managing staff, processing and tracking sales accurately and e...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 09, 2016
Long lines during shopping aren't anything new, but shoppers may have to wait longer this year with the installation of chips in new credit cards. EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) is the new credit-card chi...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 02, 2016
Your customers are a thrifty bunch and, just like your customers, you understand the value of thrift. With the right dollar store POS system, you can ensure your dollar store is running as cost-effectively as possib...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 22, 2015
To succeed as an apparel retailer, it’s important to keep up with trends not only in the styles you carry but also with the technology you use in store. Installing the right clothing store POS can improve your busin...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 19, 2015
Considered a purveyor of fine tobaccos, Tinder Box offers a premium assortment of cigars, tobaccos, and vapor product. With six locations in the Carolinas, Tinder Box uses POS Nation's p...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 09, 2015
There’s a saying that nothing in life is free. There are a lot of companies that give away products or services for free; however, one has to ask oneself, is it really free? Why would a company give a product away f...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 04, 2015
Retailers and other small merchants may be reluctant to trade in their cash registers for a full-fledged point of sale system, as long as the register is adequately performing its job of ringing up transactions. But...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 25, 2015
While there are certainly exceptions to the rule, there is a lot of truth to the old saying: “You get what you pay for.” (That’s probably one of the reasons the saying has lasted long enough to be an old one.) This ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 12, 2015
Merchants large and small have a number of strong incentives to ensure their payment processes are as safe and secure as possible. In addition, maintaining regulatory compliance and reducing the threat of financial ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 21, 2015
Every retail and restaurant operation needs a top-caliber POS system in order to increase customer throughput, to track sales and profits, and to efficiently manage inventory, merchandising, marketing, and other fun...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 10, 2015
If you’re like most retailers and restaurant operators, you’re always looking for ways to improve sales. Using your POS in marketing is a very effective means of achieving this goal. Let’s take a look at a few ways ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 01, 2015
POS data breaches continue to plague the retail and restaurant industries, with hackers perpetrating increasingly sophisticated schemes to access and fraudulently utilize credit card numbers and other information st...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 23, 2015
There’s no question about it: Vaping is taking off as an alternative to smoking regular cigarettes. But despite the innate popularity of such a practice, vapor store owners should be doing more to build their busine...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 28, 2015
Hobby and craft shops are in many ways the epitome of specialty retailers, providing unique materials and hard-to-find items for a dedicated, loyal, do-it-yourself clientele. But the hominess and deep customer conne...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 24, 2015
After attending the 2015 World Vapor Expo in Miami, FL, we're happy to report a successful trip. We were able to share our
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 21, 2015
Point of sale (POS) systems provide liquor stores with the same benefits they offer ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 13, 2015
You've heard about Apple Pay and other forms of mobile payment, and if you haven't, you can read our
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on April 10, 2015
Picture this: You are set to check out at your favorite store and, of course, your arms are full of packages. Instead of digging for your wallet or rooting through a purse trying to find a credit card, your phone - ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on December 04, 2014
Tablet-based mobile point of sale (POS) solutions are relatively new to the retail/hospitality technology scene, but their visibility and prominent roles in customer interactions are already giving them a high profi...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 19, 2014
For retailers and food service establishments, the holidays represent both significant opportunities and significant challenges. The opportunities are obvious: crowds of consumers seeking the products and services y...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 20, 2014
A POS system is vital in today’s world if you want to keep up with your business’s competition and, not to mention, it will save you plenty of time and money. If you are aiming to gain an edge on your competition, a...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 13, 2014
Selecting the right POS partner for your organization or business is just as important as selecting the right POS system. For your POS system vendor to qualify as a POS partner, they have to provide your establishme...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 29, 2014
Choosing the right POS system for your business can be a daunting task. A few quick searches online show just how many options are out there. But before you start thinking about which POS system to select, you must ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 30, 2014
“How long will my POS system last me?” We’re asked daily and rightfully so I get it. Purchasing a point of sale system is an investment. Obviously, there’s a financial commitment, but beyond the dollars, you’re inve...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 30, 2014
As you've likely already heard, Vantiv recently announced its intentions to acquire Mercury Payments, one of our biggest partners at POS Nation. Like any merger or acquisition, there can be some unnerving tensions a...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 11, 2014
If you purchased your POS system prior to 2011, you can likely commiserate with our customers currently upgrading their Windows XP-based point of sale systems. As we’ve previously discussed, Microsoft stopped suppor...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 04, 2014
We’re pleased to announce the addition of four new employees to the POS Nation team. In response to the...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on March 16, 2014
Protecting your business from power surges and outages is important to the stability of your operations and the happiness of your customers.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 16, 2014
It doesn’t matter how safe your point of sale system is from intrusions, nor the meticulous care you take in making sure your POS system is free of dust, both accidents and equipment malfunctions can take your POS s...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 06, 2014
The credit card breach on the point of sale systems at Target should make any business owner that a...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 09, 2014
Maintaining PCI Compliance during good times can be a chore, espe...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on January 07, 2014
If you own a liquor store or sell cases and bottles of wine, you should be well versed in the difficulties of managing your inventory. Should you track inventory by singles or cases? What if cases are discounted com...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 31, 2013
POS Nation (posnation.com), a leading provider of point of sale solutions, is now offering a unique version of CAP Software’s (www.capretail.com) retail POS application. Beginning November 1st, POS Nation will begin...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 25, 2013
First, what is PCI Compliance? PCI Compliance is the Payment Card...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 20, 2013
Buy a Solution, Not Individual Pieces of Equipment First, understand that point of sale equipment needs to be configured for your business. Configuring a dependable, fully functional POS system requires ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 11, 2013
“Tech support, how may I assist you?”
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on August 06, 2013
Looking for a point of sale company in Charlotte? Look no further. At POS Nation, we provide complete, plug and play POS systems backed by 24/7 technical support.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on July 19, 2013
POS Nation, a leading provider of point of sale solutions, announced today its partnership with