Hart Installs Epson POS Printer

Hart Stores has installed 500 Epson “TM-T70 POS” printers throughout its
92 stores for its reliability, form factor and functionality. The
“TM-T70” is designed to fit under counters, is about the same height as
most cash drawers and has all front-facing controls, paper loading and
receipt dispensing for easy access. It is also “ENERGY STAR” qualified
and offers a small footprint and low height, with flexible mounting
options. CA-based Epson America is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based
Seiko Epson Corporation to provide POS service solutions.

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Cornell-Mayo Celebrates 30th Year in Retail

Cornell-Mayo Associates (CMA) POS software is celebrating its 30th anniversary at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 100th Annual Conference and Expo in New York City. CMA earned 23 #1 rankings in the 2010 RIS Software Leaderboard in December and has remained profitable and independent through the toughest economy in modern history. Cornell-Mayo’s flagship “Omnistore” POS features a modern, lightweight service-oriented architecture (SOA) for both new and old hardware alike to provide true platform independence and access to store systems from anywhere.

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GoPayment Offers Free Credit Card Reader, No Fees

GoPayment is now compatible with more than 40 popular mobile handsets and a range of credit card readers. This includes a free credit card reader from ROAM Data, which works on a variety of iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices, to make it easier for the cost-conscious new business owner to start taking mobile payments. There are also other robust, professional readers, including the new, sleek, form-fitting mophie credit card reader for the iPhone 4, for established businesses with higher processing volume. A list of supported devices is available at: www.gopayment.com. GoPayment charges no monthly service fee for businesses that sign up before mid-February and discounts rates to 2.7% for card swiped; 3.7% for both key entered and non-qualified transactions; and $0.15 per transaction.

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Steven Alan Selects Retail Anywhere for Retail Ops

Steven Alan retailer has selected Retail Anywhere’s POS and Enterprise applications to support its retail operations and future growth plans. With this, Retail Anywhere will offer Steven Alan an integrated POS and retail management solution with greater inventory visibility throughout their retail chain. Real-time information at the corporate office with powerful reporting tools are also highlights provided by Retail Anywhere. The solution will be integrated with the retailers new ERP and eCommerce systems to offer a cross-channel solution across sales channels.

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Hart Stores Installs 500 Epson POS Printers

Hart Stores has installed 500 Epson “TM-T70 POS” printers throughout its 92 stores for its reliability, form factor and functionality. The “TM-T70” is designed to fit under counters, is about the same height as most cash drawers and has all front-facing controls, paper loading and receipt dispensing for easy access. It is also “ENERGY STAR” qualified and offers a small footprint and low height, with flexible mounting options. CA-based Epson America is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation to provide POS service solutions.

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Pell Industrial Implements SPS Commerce POS

Pell Industrial is using SPS’ “Trading Partner Intelligence Service” for POS to improve sales forecast accuracy and proactively manage inventories across retail customers. Pell has also subscribed to SPS’ web-based, integrated EDI Service for QuickBooks and Scan and Pack Service to optimize supply chain efficiency. The SPS Commerce “Trading Partner Intelligence Service” turns complex EDI 852 and POS data into actionable intelligence to provide key metrics letting suppliers understand and improve sales performance; minimize chargebacks for greater profitability and customer satisfaction; and analyze key fulfillment metrics across any customer, any region/market/store, any product and any time period. SPS Commerce specializes in providing data analytics to thousands of customers worldwide.

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BofA Country Executive Head Appointed

Tito Vidaurri is set to Join Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Country Executive of Mexico and will join the emerging markets. Vidaurri, due to join BofA Merrill in April, will be leaving his current position as chief country officer, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank’s Mexican commercial banking and brokerage businesses. Vidaurri’s banking and finance career in the U.S. and Latin America spans more than 25 years, over four years of which were spent at Deutsche Bank after heading Morgan Stanley’s north Latin American investment banking.

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Cardlytics Releases Transaction-Driven Marketing

Cardlytics transaction marketing released in conjunction with the National Retail Federation “Big Show aggregated 2010 transaction marketing campaign performance results. The company has seen its transaction marketing campaigns consistently generate activation and conversion rates that are 20 – 50 times higher than other marketing channels. Data show $1.00 investment in new customers generated $6.25 in revenue; for every $1.00 new customers spent on the trial trip, they have spent $0.77 since; new customers’ category share was 35-45% during active campaigns, and maintained an average of 20% category share up to 5 months later; while Current Customers Advertisers experienced a 90% revenue lift from existing customers who redeemed offers and a $1.00 invested in current customers generated $5.49 in revenue lift.

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Fifth Third Processing & MTXEPS Launch Encryption

Fifth Third Processing Solutions and MTXEPS electronic payment solutions have partnered to introduce the MTXEPS “ServerEPS” Encryption Solution. Offering a security-focused, feature-rich payment processing solution, “ServerEPS” utilizes its broad exposure to U.S. retailing, Fifth Third Processing Solutions and MTXEPS to offer a comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing retailers related to PCI security standards. The MTXEPS “ServerEPS” Encryption Solution assists retailers of all sizes validate that their payment security methods are designed to meet industry best practices and is designed to encrypt track data at the card swipe and maintains that encryption through its delivery to Fifth Third Processing Solutions. It also helps the retailer with PCI compliance and security against electronic intrusions through the use of P2P Encryption and Tokenization which are quickly becoming key methods of protecting sensitive data.

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Starmount and AisleBuyer Mobilize Shopping

Starmount and AisleBuyer have partnered to offer retailers a complete mobile platform for assisted selling and self-checkout for shoppers. Combining Starmount’s seasoned mobile POS with the AisleBuyer service for retailer-owned devices, the platform addresses the shift in consumer shopping behavior on mobile devices. This helps reduce abandonment rates and long waits in line, personalizes customer interactions for greater service and delivers in-store efficiency with transactions that can take place virtually anywhere on the store floor. AisleBuyer recently released its mobile self-checkout application while Starmount recently announced the availability of its “Starmount Engage” mobile selling assistant.

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