Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 16, 2021
Is your small business ready for the 4th of July retail crowd?
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on June 10, 2021
Are you opening a tobacco shop? The tobacco industry is one of the most highly regulated markets in the world. Failure to comply with
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on June 03, 2021
So, you’re interested in starting a liquor store? Great! Before you start ringing in sales, know that the liquor industry is one of the most highly regu...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on June 02, 2021
As a retailer, your customers are already a top priority — but how are you making sure they feel that way?
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 27, 2021
Are you opening a retail business, and you have some big decisions to make? Or are you operating an existing small business and it’s time ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 25, 2021
Creating a daily sales report is an essential task for new and existing business owners. Without one, it can be challenging to visualize and goals based on current sales. According to
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on May 20, 2021
Are you interested in driving more foot traffic to your liquor store? In recent years, owners and managers have doubled down on their investments in promotional items. And for good reason! According to
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on May 18, 2021
As a small business owner or manager, we know there may be tasks and goals on the back burner. Promotions, for example, aren’t a mandatory task when selling tobacco, cigars, and vapes, so they’re often push...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 13, 2021
The path to small business success is lined with pitfalls. In fact, recent data indicates that 70 pe...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 06, 2021
Without funding, a new owner’s dream of a successful retail business is impossible. Thankfully, even if you don’t have the savings ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on May 04, 2021
Developing an organized and strategic retail business plan can be a difficult task for new owners. But when the success of your business depends on the quality of this planning document,
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on April 29, 2021
Finding the right software tools for your growing small business can be overwhelming. To achieve retail business growth this year, an investment in best-in-class retail software systems is an absolute must...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on April 27, 2021
Did you know that the profit margins for liquor stores can be between 20 and 40 percent higher than food-only establishments? In...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on April 22, 2021
Promotions are effective methods for increasing sales, elevating customer satisfaction, and encouraging lasting brand loyalty.  However, deploying
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on April 20, 2021
What is one housekeeping task that most managers loathe performing? According to the Entrepreneur, bookkeeping is considered a time-consuming, bori...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on April 15, 2021
Finding the right inventory software system for your liquor store business can be a difficult process. The success of your business depends on choosing the right one, but when there are hundreds of viable options ou...
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on April 13, 2021
You’ve got the vision: leather chairs, polished wood, cases of glass-front humidors lining the walls of your shop, and the jingle of the doorbell announcing new customers — but now are you wondering how much opening...
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on April 01, 2021
Most new business owners and managers know that an investment in advanced tobacco store point of sale (POS) software is a critical step in securing a succes...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on March 30, 2021
What does it take to succeed as an owner or manager at a small wine store? Most business owners and managers know that an investment in the very best technology is a required first step toward securing a successful ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 25, 2021
What does it take to drive repeat customers to your small business? The importance of repeat business cannot be overstated. In fact, according to
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on March 23, 2021
This year, opening a new business comes with a few unique challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic blindsided many business owners and managers. However, with stay-at-home orders coming to an end,
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 18, 2021
What do you need to do to start a business? There are dozens of websites (ours included) with simple checklists for you to follow to get started quickly and efficiently.  Unfortunately, you don’t succ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 16, 2021
Last year, no one could have predicted the effect that COVID-19 would have on small businesses. This year, business owners and managers must
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 11, 2021
The most successful small business owners and managers know that sales promotions are among the most effective methods for increasing sales, fostering increased customer satisfaction, and
Will Atkinson
By Will Atkinson
on March 10, 2021
As a small business, time is one of your most valuable resources. In the rare event that your system experiences a data loss from something like a robbery, power surge, or natural disaster, it is vital that downtime...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 09, 2021
This year, running a small business has become more challenging than ever. COVID-19 has added unforeseen complexity to small business sales and marketing. Moreover, customers have
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on March 04, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many business owners and managers have made considerable investments in contactless payment tools...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on March 02, 2021
Finding the right POS system for your beer store is paramount to its success. A great beer store POS system allows
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on February 25, 2021
What are the best liquor store promotion ideas? As a liquor store business owner or manager, you know how difficult it can be to
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on February 24, 2021
2020 was quite the year for liquor stores, and from the looks of it, beverage centers are still crushing sales in t...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 23, 2021
The success of your small business requires an investment in results-driven processes. Unfortunately, many companies invest...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 18, 2021
This year, business owners and operators will make a serious investment in technology to streamline business operations and sales. According to
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 16, 2021
Are you really making the most of your POS register system? Most retail point of sale systems come equipped with hundre...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 11, 2021
If you’re investing in a point of sale (POS) system for the first time, you’ve probably done some preliminary research on the top solution...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 09, 2021
For many first-time business owners, purchasing a point of sale (POS) system is one of the most significant investments that she/he will m...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 04, 2021
What does your retail business need to succeed right now and into the future? It’s kind of a loaded question, right? In most cases, it starts with
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on February 02, 2021
How much does it cost to install a point of sale (POS) system? It’s a question that we get all the time and the answer might surprise you. If you’re trying to
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 28, 2021
What does it take to succeed as a small business owner or manager? In most cases, it starts with building the right product, hiring the right talent, and, if applicable, investing in
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 26, 2021
If you’re a first-time business owner or manager, you’ve probably heard this phrase: retail point of sale (POS) software. What is it? Does you...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 21, 2021
What are the best rated point of sale (POS) systems for 2021?  Whether you're replacing a legacy system or
Nate Frieberg
By Nate Frieberg
on January 19, 2021
If you're a new convenience store business owner or manager, you know how critically important it is to invest in the right convenience store management software. In most cases, the successful adoption and implement...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on January 14, 2021
Did you know that the right POS scale can instantly improve the checkout process? It might seem like an over dramatization, but modern POS scales are proven to deliver
Nate Frieberg
By Nate Frieberg
on January 12, 2021
As a convenience store owner or manager, you know how difficult inventory management can be. Depending on the size of your convenience store, managing multiple products with varying SKUs is a massive
Nate Frieberg
By Nate Frieberg
on January 07, 2021
Finding the best point of sale (POS) system for your convenience store is easier said than done. Moreover, once you've invested in a convenience store POS
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on January 05, 2021
The success of your growing tobacco business relies on the implementation of advanced tobacco point of sale software. Without a point of sale...
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on December 17, 2020
You need a point of sale system and you need it now. Perhaps you're operating a new business with a limited budget, or maybe you're an established business that has
Nate Frieberg
By Nate Frieberg
on December 15, 2020
Smoke shops have experienced remarkable growth and transformation in recent years. Vapes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products have seen an increase in sales, allowing smoke shops to bring in
Kelsey Summers
By Kelsey Summers
on December 10, 2020
For most business owners, setting up a point of sale system for the first time might feel a bit overwhelming. The fact is, getting set up quickl...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on December 08, 2020
What does it take to succeed as a small business? In most cases, small business success starts with a
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on December 03, 2020
To create a successful retail small business, you must support both in-person and online sales. The challenge is in finding a POS that supports both channels.
Nate Frieberg
By Nate Frieberg
on December 01, 2020
Are you interested in investing in a small business retail point of sale (POS) system? Unfortunately, quick decisions could lead to buyer's remorse. For this reason, it's a good idea to take the time to ...
Kelsey Summers
By Kelsey Summers
on November 24, 2020
What is a retail point of sale solution? As an industry-leading point of sale provider for retail businesses<...
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on November 19, 2020
You've recently started a new business – great! Before long, customers will be lining up at the door and ready to pay you for
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on November 17, 2020
What is the average cost of a point of sale system? As an industry-leading point of sale provider, it's a question that we get all t...
Nate Frieberg
By Nate Frieberg
on November 12, 2020
Did you know that finding the right POS hardware can help your business grow?
Kelsey Summers
By Kelsey Summers
on November 10, 2020
Are you interested in investing in a new POS system or replacing legacy software?
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on November 04, 2020
While there are people who still prefer in-store shopping sprees, there are just as many (or more) who are now dedicated to online holiday shopping.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 29, 2020
Whether you’re a new business or you’ve never participated in Small Business Saturday, 2020 is the year to get involved.
Brian Sullivan
By Brian Sullivan
on October 27, 2020
We've seen it time and time again. A retail organization invests in a new POS system. Months later, the organization is back at the bargaining table, searching for a new system. Why? ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on October 22, 2020
What is the best POS system for liquor stores? As an industry-leading POS provider, it's a question that we get all the time. The answer might surprise you! ...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 20, 2020
As an industry-leading liquor store point of sale solution provider, we've seen hundreds of vendors come and go. The vendors that fold simply can't deliver the l...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on October 15, 2020
What does it take to grow a successful liquor store? Unfortunately, there isn't a magical silver bullet to liquor store success. However, what if we told you that there's one simple thing
Dan Albrecht
By Dan Albrecht
on October 13, 2020
In the last few years, a new breed of convenience store POS systems has emerged. These new POS systems offer advanced
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 12, 2020
Every year, retailers prepare for the upcoming holiday season by adjusting their strategy and promotions to appeal to consumers more than they did the last time. However, it’ll be a bit more than switching up deals ...
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on October 08, 2020
Are you searching for a new liquor store POS system or replacing a legacy system?
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on October 06, 2020
If you're searching for a grocery store POS system, there are a few things that you'll need to consider. With so many different grocery store POS systems out there, how can you make sure you've made the right purcha...
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on October 01, 2020
If you're searching for the best grocery store POS system for your growing business but worried about overspending on an ineffective POS system, you're not alone.
Nate Frieberg
By Nate Frieberg
on September 29, 2020
44% of all stores use mobile POS to ring up customers, but
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 28, 2020
Can you believe it? Black Friday already? 
Graham Hoffman
By Graham Hoffman
on September 24, 2020
As a new business owner, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the different small business retail POS systems on the market to choose from.
Gina Obert
By Gina Obert
on September 23, 2020
It’s that time of year. The weather is getting cooler and people are reaching for their sweaters and seasonal lattes.
Kelsey Summers
By Kelsey Summers
on September 22, 2020
Are you struggling to find the right POS system for your unique business? The fact is, industry-leading businesses know that an
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 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 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 touchs...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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