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Infographic: The Order and Chaos of Mobile POS

Posted August 27, 2015

With the wide range of options for a Point of Sale System these days it can be a bit daunting to figure out which type will meet all your needs. Especially with the adoption of tablets and mobile devices as substitutes for a traditional computer, sometimes price may not be the driving factor in your decision.

Making sure you can process all the types of payments your customers will use, integration to other software systems, and transaction security are some of the key concerns when figuring out what type of system will work for your business. This infographic is a great primer and comparison of mobile vs traditional POS Systems to get you started on your decision. As any questions come up, feel free to contact one of our POS specialists at Barcodes, Inc for further assistance.

 

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Star’s New CD3 Series Cash Drawers

Posted July 20, 2015

Star CD3-1313 Cash DrawerStar has announced its new ‘Tradition’ cash drawer series with the release of the CD3-1313 and CD3-1616 cash drawer models. The new cost effective cash drawers integrate seamlessly into any retail or hospitality environment with a standard printer communication interface and bottom exit cable, hidden from the customer’s view. With cash till options for both models, the CD3 traditional cash drawers can accommodate to Canadian, United States, and Latin American currency types of 3Bill-5Coin, 4Bill-5Coin for CD3-1313 and 4Bill-8Coin, 5Bill-8Coin for CD3-1616.

Features include a black stainless steel front drawer cover, dual media slots, and a three function lock system. The smooth black coated finish provides a unified appearance and complements the connected POS peripherals for merchants. The dual media slots provide extra storage for checks and large bills. For security, the key lock at front center allows for an easy manual release with a key or an electronic release.

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EMV Compliance and Payments Explained

Posted June 24, 2015

If your business takes any kind of card payments then you probably have been coming across the term “EMV” quite a bit recently. If you haven’t, then it’s a good time to get educated given EMV will be changing the way payments are made and who will be held accountable for fraud in the US.

EMV enabled cards are the type that have the small smart chip on them as well as the traditional magnetic stripe. Compared to  magnetic stripes, EMV cards are much more secure against fraudulent usage and copied cards.

With the October 1, 2015 EMV compliance deadline coming up, getting up to speed on how you can ensure your business isn’t going to be held accountable for fraudulent usage is a must. Barcodes, Inc has you covered with our new EMV Learning Page and the expertise to provide you will payments solutions for any budget.

 


Elo and Retail Pro: A Best in Class Retail Partnership

Posted June 2, 2015

2015-10-02_0902Elo, a world leader in touchscreen and digital signage, is now partnering with a world leader in retail software solutions, Retail Pro! This partnership will bring two innovative and customer service focus companies to the forefront of the retail world.

Retail Pro’s robust POS software is installed in over 53,000 locations in 97 countries. They deliver local, accessible and professional support to any size organization and make it easy to grow your business. The same is true for Elo with over 20 million installations and 40 plus years’ experience they have seen it all! Solutions range from 10” mobile displays to 70” digital signage displays and many in between.

When pared together, Retail Pro software and Elo hardware are a powerful, customer-centric, and flexible Point-of -Sale solution to help you create an engaging customer experience and boost your bottom line.

Contact one of our POS specialists to learn how Elo and Retail Pro can improve retail efficiency for you.


Star’s New AllReceipts Cloud-based Digital Receipt Solution

Posted April 28, 2015

PrintStar has announced the launch of its new free of charge digital receipting service,  AllReceipts, offering the retailer a low cost and fast route to providing the customer with a digital copy of a printed receipt as well as access to analytics, an in-store customer survey and device management tools.

With zero development required, AllReceipts is enabled with the Star printer driver (TSP100 Series initially with more printers to follow) and works independently of a retailer’s POS software. Being stored and organised in the AllReceipts App on the customer’s mobile device, it eliminates the issues typically associated with email receipting including spam, taking a high quality photo of the receipt and privacy issues. The immediate advantage perceived by the customer is the choice to remain anonymous and yet still receive a digital copy of the receipt.

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Case Study: College Retailer Says “RAH-RAH-RAH” to Sleek Custom POS Imagers

Posted April 15, 2015

Motorola DS4801-SR4U0000SGNFans of the Oregon State Beavers know that, when the score is close, a few yards on the gridiron can become very valuable real estate, indeed. But on game days, some of the most valuable retail real estate in Oregon is actually just across the street from Reser Stadium – in the OSU Beaver Store.

Beaver games can bring as many as 45,000 fans to the stadium and many of them will make their way to the Beaver Store to buy licensed gear and apparel. During the four hour game rush, the store typically processes between 3,000 – 4,000 transactions at its 22 cash registers.

“Generally, our customers are in good humor on game days, but moving efficiently is the key to keeping them that way,” says Torsten Pihl, I.S. Coordinator for the Beaver Store. “They line up out the doors, running a gauntlet of crowd control stanchions and registers. If we can save even just a few seconds on each transaction, we can maximize sales while the crowds are here, while keeping our fans and alumni happy.” So as they have many times before, the Beaver Store called on Zebra.
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Restaurant Mobility with the Elo Tablet

Posted April 12, 2015

In today’s market place 69% of restaurant operators are say mobility is the biggest reason for their point of sale upgrades. Don’t be left behind. Elo solutions offers the Elo Tablet  for all your mobility needs. Decreasing customer wait time and increasing speed of service are just a couple of advantages with going mobile. There are many accessories from extra batteries and stands and wall mount capabilities. The Elo tablet is a windows based tablet that can operate almost any POS Software.

The Elo Tablet is designed to help retailers enhance their customer experience and drive sales efficiency through a point-of-service (POS) and point-of-information (POI) platform that is portable, intuitive, reliable and secure. Millions of real-life retail installations all over the world have helped Elo develop unique insight for this next generation of our touch computing innovation.

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APG 2015 Cash Drawer Solutions Overview

Posted January 20, 2015

As a leading global manufacturer and provider of cash drawers, APG has one of the most  rigorous manufacturing processes to ensure their cash drawers are rugged enough to handle the challenges of daily use and beyond. With a wide range of models and options to choose from, APG has solutions to meet the needs of fixed, mobile, and tablet applications.


How to pair the Star TSP650II BTi receipt printer with an Apple iPad

Posted January 13, 2015

One of the most common applications for iPads beyond general consumer use has been as a POS terminal. Their low cost and the host of POS applications available for them makes the iPad a perfect solution for many small business looking for an affordable option to process transactions.

Almost every iPad based POS system requires a dedicated printer to create receipts for each transaction. . Star’s TSP650II BTi is one of the most commonly purchased for iPad systems due to their easy integration and high quality print results. See how simple it is to get up and printing receipts on your iPad in the following video.


Barcodes, Inc. partners with My Digital Shield to provide Point of Sale cyber-security solutions to its customers

Posted December 22, 2014

my-digital-shield-blueshieldSecurity-as-a-service provider’s cloud-based solution will be marketed to Barcodes’ customers across multiple industries, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare and government

My Digital Shield (MDS), a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) for small businesses, recently announced its partnership with Barcodes, Inc., (“Barcodes”) a recognized leader in the delivery of Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions in North America. Under this agreement, Barcodes will promote and sell MDS’ security solution packages to current and prospective customers across various industries including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government, education and libraries, logistics, hospitality, and utilities.

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