Studying The Science of Retail Since 1979
Upgrading to Windows 11? Read This First.
If you use any Windows 10 computer these days you and your staff may have recently noticed that the existing Windows 10 version you’re running has been recommending upgrading to Windows 11 in various windows update screens and pop-ups. If you want to update your personal devices that do not need to connect to your… Read More
Windows 7 End Of Life
Windows 7 EOL And What It Means For Your Point of Sale It is widely distributed public information that after a good 10 year run, Microsoft has scheduled the Windows 7 end of life (EOL) on January 14th, 2020. In fact, many of you may already be receiving notifications on your computers from Microsoft informing… Read More
Integrated Credit And Debit: Why Merchants Should Insist On It
One Feature Can Streamline The POS, Reduce Shrinkage and Theft, and Improve Manageability With Minimal Effort Have you noticed as you shop that nearly every multi-unit retail store operator or restaurant chain has integrated credit and debit? Ever wonder why? It’s because they’ve already done the math. They know that integrated credit and debit processing… Read More
POS Systems And Risk Management
Is your POS prepared for the perfect storm? The #TorontoFlood last night seemed to have caught everyone by surprise. Especially folks in West Toronto! Power was knocked out to over 1 million customers and a major communications hub at 151 Front Street was under water affecting phone systems and internet causing a variety of communications… Read More
POS Penny Pinching – The Death Of The Canadian Penny
How The Elimination Of The Canadian Penny Will Affect You At The Point Of Sale Today marks the death of the Canadian penny. Soon to be eliminated at the POS. Born in 1876, at the ripe old age of 137 years old, the iconic Canadian penny with its maple leaves and Queen’s Head has been… Read More
Is Your POS Ready For Black Friday?
The Link between POS Throughput and Sales It’s Black Friday tomorrow! Now I know, Black Friday is the huge shopping day after Thanksgiving in the US (and seems to be gaining popularity here in Canada), but it’s so much more. That retailers and restaurant owners often don’t understand the greater importance of this day is… Read More