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Tablet-based POS Made Easy with Star’s mPOP

Posted May 18, 2016

Star’s mPOP is the first hybrid for tablet POS that combines a cash drawer and printer peripheral. With convenient Bluetooth and USB connectivity; this compact, stylish, yet fully integrated peripheral is an ideal solution for tablet and mobile device based POS system. Simply connect your preferred tablet or mobile device of choice and the mPOP transforms into a fully integrated POS system.

mPOP/All-Receipts from Star Micronics on Vimeo.


CodeBroker Mobile Coupons with Honeywell 2D Scanning Solutions

Posted February 25, 2016

CodeBroker, a developer of secure mobile coupon technology for retailers looking to increase foot traffic and basket size, joined with Honeywell at this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) annual conference.

CodeBroker had joined Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions to demonstrate the ease of requesting and redeeming mobile coupons. CodeBroker has helped retailers of all sizes deliver 500 million consumer coupons via its mobile delivery and management platform.

Honeywell showcased its popular 2D scanners used by retailers to capture product and customer data at the point-of-sale (POS). The scanner works with smartphones and other mobile devices to capture barcodes for redeeming consumer coupons, tracking redemption data, and managing inventory.

Used at 24,000 retail locations, CodeBroker allows retailers to setup and deliver promotions to mobile devices in minutes, and provides a complete picture of their campaigns, enabling them to track, manage, and access promotion data.

“Show attendees had a hands-on opportunity to see how easy it is to request and redeem mobile offers. Our retailer customers have found that using mobile barcodes lets them quickly capture important data as well as improve the consumer experience by speeding up the check-out process,” said Dan Slavin, CodeBroker founder and CEO. “Our mobile engagement platform is used by retailers of all sizes to create mobile promotions that drive traffic to both online and physical stores, increasing trips and sales.


Infographic: Point-of-Sale Data Security Pressure Intensifies

Posted November 16, 2015

With all the recent talk of EMV adoption, concerns for security at the point of sale are getting more attention. When dealing with secure customer information, a security compromise of your  point-of-sale system and payment processing can have longstanding negative effects on business. Especially with the increase in online and mobile shopping keeping your POS system secure from new and ever changing threats is crucial.

This infographic sheds some light the new security challenges retailers are facing today and how there is still a lot of room to improve.


Star’s New mPOP – The Revolution of mPOS is Coming!

Posted October 7, 2015

In today’s competitive economy, retailers are often seeking solutions to reduce check-out lines and provide customers a more efficient shopping experience. As a result, retailers want a flexible peripheral that can be used as a POS system and/or mobile-based solution. Star’s dedication to researching and enhancing the customer experience at the point of sale represents their commitment to innovation.

Do you know what your customers not only want—but need—to solve common pain points of a traditional point of sale terminal? Star’s latest innovation, mPOP, has audiences enticed and we are excited about the big reveal.

The mPOP combines a two-inch thermal receipt printer with “Drop-In and Print” paper loading and a compact cash drawer with 4 bill and adjustable 6 or 8 coin slots. The hidden space under the removable
coin till provides extra security for high value currency, store checks, and credit card slips. For added security, a locking base bracket is included with the mPOP to ensure reliable mounting on countertops. Enhancing its functionality, the mPOP includes USB ports for charging external devices, optional plug  and play barcode scanner, and a universal device stand.

Compatible with all major operating systems (iOS, Android, and Windows), the mPOP works with any supported mobile software and payment system, allowing retailers the freedom of using various platform options. With Apple MFi certification, the mPOP can also connect easily and pair with the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Additionally, the mPOP includes a 2 year bumper to bumper warranty and is compatible with AllReceipts, Star Micronics’ FREE digital receipt solution which is available to download on all iOS and Android mobile devices. Retailers can offer AllReceipts to customers by simply enabling AllReceipts from a Windows driver. For iOS and Android applications, developers will integrate this feature into their application.

With multiple exit options for enhanced cable management, the mPOP complements any countertop area for a visually appealing POS system. The functions and connectivity of the mPOP make processing customer transactions smooth and effective for small shops, cafes, florists, bars, and many more. Aesthetically simple and elegant, the mPOP provides the ultimate point of sale solution for the new face of mPOS.

For more information on the new mPOP system, contact us at Barcode Discount.

 


Data Breaches: Is your Business at Risk? – Infographic

Posted September 10, 2015

With the upcoming October EMV Compliance deadline more attention is being brought to Point of Sale security for every retail application today. This infographic cover the key concerns and steps you can take to keep safe from the new threats to customer and business data.

 


The Order and Chaos of Mobile POS – Infographic

Posted September 4, 2015

Finding the right point of sale system is never an easy task. With so many viable options today to use an iPad or other tablet as the central hub of your POS, knowing the advantages and pitfalls of both traditional and mobile systems is key to choosing the right one for your business.

 


Ensure an Accurate Checkout with Datalogic’s Magellan All-Weights Scale Platter

Posted August 4, 2015

Weighing produce at the point of sale works the same way. A long leek, a bunch of Bok Choy, stalks of celery, a cantaloupe, or bag of oranges will all try to disguise their weight. If only a small part of the stalk, bag, or leaves touch a non-weighing surface of the checkout scanner the recorded weight will be less than the true weight

Despite the best training efforts, hurried checkers are often not diligent about making sure that all parts of the produce or the bags containing produce are touching only the weight surface of the scanner/scale. Produce often touches the counter surrounding the scanner/scale or the vertical window of the bi-optic scanner. Checkers tend to place large round produce like cantaloupe against the vertical window to prevent it from rolling. In most scanner/scales this results in lower weights and lost produce sales. In real world tests at grocery retailers, these losses have been measured at .5% to over 2% of all bulk weighed produce. T

The Datalogic All-Weighs scale platter for the Magellan scanner/scale series is a solution that will drastically reduce these losses. The All-Weighs scale platter patented design joins the horizontal and vertical platters to make one solid piece. This solid construction transfers the weight to the scale and ensures accurate weighing.


Tackling Next-Gen Point of Sale Payment

Posted June 19, 2015

What’s top of mind for most retailers? A POS system that can enable the organization to accept new mobile payment options, and that will take the EMV migration in stride. In fact, both retailers and suppliers agree that the ability to accept mobile wallet has had a significant impact on POS software purchasing decisions, as has EMV-readiness and overall payment security with the October 2015 deadline quickly approaching.

Frankly, the October 1 deadline for compliance with the EMV mandate is on every retail IT professional’s radar for 2015. The fast-approaching liability shift will place the responsibility for fraud conducted in-store squarely on the shoulders of those retailers that are not compliant by the Q4 deadline. In addition to smart card compliance, savvy retail execs are earmarking pricing intelligence, mobile, and other next-gen innovations to the top of their to-do lists. With the state of POS evolving on a constant basis, every retailer — even the most forward thinking and technological savvy — can benefit from exploring and putting a plan in place to tackle payments in 2015.

With data breaches on the rise, security is top of mind for retailers. What steps do you recommend retailers take to better secure the POS?

Many steps – from simple to more involved. First, invest in POS that’s adaptable and ready to accept future upgrades, like the acceptance of a variety of EMV devices. In terms of compatibility, does the system have enough ports to plug in third party peripherals? And, do those peripherals have the ability to address security concerns? Can you upgrade to an encryption-capable MSR? Does that MSR include a biometrics reader, to ensure user security? Does the terminal feature powered USB ports to plug in a variety of security-related devices? It all starts with a POS device that can embrace new add-ons (built-in or third party), as well as a software partner taking measures to ensure data is secured on the software side. Security is not simply the hardware, payment processor, or software provider’s responsibility. A retailer should work with all of its partners to ensure that they’re providing an environment as safe and secure as possible to transact business.

Apple Pay has officially been released and retailers have been quick to sign up. How will this and other NFC technologies impact the future of POS?

POS, in various forms, continues to be the backbone of the transaction. An operation may have traditional POS terminals, peripherals, tablets, digital displays, and customer-accessible kiosks — all part of the POS ecosystem. Apple Pay becomes another part of that ecosystem. POS systems need to be designed to anticipate new technologies. It’s a natural evolution, on-going since the days of simple cash registers, evolving to ECRs, to PCbased POS systems, now with continued evolution and a focus on the payment function of POS. The transaction doesn’t go away.

For retailers about to embark on a new POS hardware deployment, what advice would you provide?

Be open-minded. Consider an investment strategy that addresses both current and future requirements along with emerging technologies. Don’t focus strictly on price without giving thought to total cost of ownership. Think about how emerging technologies can be embraced to protect your POS investment for the future. Don’t forget the environment in which these technologies will be implemented and invest in a system that can endure to deliver maximum uptime. Select products with demonstrated reliability track records and vendor partners who offer comprehensive care programs. Regardless of new technology trends, reliability never falls out of importance or fashion.

According to the most recent RIS News Store System Study, retailers are making plans to invest in POS hardware at an increased rate. What features should they be looking at to stay ahead of the curve?

POS must be as adaptable as the businesses who are investing in POS. Newer POS technologies include EMV, near field communications, chip-and-pin, payment methods and card formats from other countries that may migrate to our market. POS must be adaptable to these changes. We can delay investment in POS waiting for the market to settle on certain POS features, or we can grow and evolve with POS as needs change. The evolution of POS is not stagnant — with new security and digital signage features, as well as enhanced customer experience, we’ll see growth and implementation throughout the market and industry.


Datalogic’s New Magellan 9400i/9300i Bi-Optic Imagers

Posted May 14, 2015

Datalogic Magellan 9400i Barcode ScannersThe Magellan 9400i and Magellan 9300i digital imaging scanners are Datalogic’s next generation of imaging bi-optic scanners and scanner scales. By leveraging experience gained as the worldwide leader in bi-optic bar code scanning, Datalogic has created a second family of full digital imaging, high throughput scanners to meet the diverse scanning needs of the retail marketplace.

The Magellan 9400i and 9300i scanners will provide a lower cost alternative to the Magellan 9800i scanners with a more traditional form factor and scan volume. The Magellan 9800i scanner is the top end of the fixed-position scanning offerings with the highest performance and throughput available in the Magellan family.

Other offerings from Datalogic are the Magellan 8300 and the Magellan 8400 scanners, five-sided readers designed for seated cashiers and slightly lower throughput demands (although the 8300 scanner will eventually be retired, the 8400 scanner will remain available for the next few years as a laser-based alternative).

Features and Benefits

The Magellan 9300i and 9400i family of scanners and scanner scales are designed specifically to meet the needs of retailers interested in moving to full digital imaging technology, but need to maintain a lower price point than is afforded by the top performing Magellan 9800i scanner, while maintaining the familiarity of use and installation profile of traditional laser-based scanners.

Far from being ‘compromised’ products in terms of performance and features, the Magellan 9400i and 9300i scanners are high-performance and high reliability products which provide significant improvements over laser-based alternatives. Both the 9400i and 9300i series support the same level of multiplane reading and throughput for traditional 1D and 2D bar code labels with a large 4 x 6 in horizontal window and 5.1 in bonnet height with ‘on the glass’ reading of labels presented to the vertical window.

In addition to the ability to read 1D and 2D labels in multiple planes, the Magellan 9400i and 9300i scanners include unique options such as a bundled Customer Service Scanner (CSS) for customer-side e-commerce and couponing transactions with flexible mounting options to meet any checkout configuration, extended AllWeighs Platter, ScaleSentry and EAS Integration.

For assistance finding the right in-counter scanner for your needs, contact us at Barcode Discount.


Make any Cash Drawer Wireless with Star’s DK-AirCash

Posted February 18, 2015

Star DK-AirCashTraditionally, cash drawers are controlled manually (key operated) or by a wired connection to a Point of Sale system or through a wired connection to a receipt printer. The DK-AirCash enables the control of the cash drawer either directly through WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth or MFi certified Bluetooth (Apple certified for use with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) connection. The DK-AirCash connects through the cash drawer’s drawer kick port. This upgrades an existing cash drawer’s interface from a 24v printer connection to a WiFi Ethernet, Bluetooth or MFi certified Bluetooth or connection.

Once physically connected, simply integrate the StarIO SDK (software development kit) into your application to start using DK-AirCash. By allowing secure control of your cash drawer wirelessly, you now have flexibility to configure the store layout without restriction due to wiring or other traditional infrastructure limitations.

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