GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Messy Retail Counters Chase Away Customers

    Counter space is some of the most valuable real estates inside a retail store. An organized, neat counter with accessible Point-of-Purchase items projects care and intention to customers and may even convert them into lifetime shoppers.

  • Things To Keep In Mind When Setting Up An Online Marketplace

    Setting up a business that allows people to trade services and goods always comes with a few strings attached. It’s a complicated business field that requires a lot of attention if you want to avoid running into some of the most common problems. Most of these issues boil down to working with the right experts to keep your company covered on all fronts. But, of course, doing your due diligence will always be important just as well.

  • How Retailers Can Protect Themselves Against Continued Uncertainty

    Many retailers are facing uncertainty due to the pandemic, lockdowns, and subsequent economic decline in recent times. It can be a scary time for many retailers, and many want to do everything they can to avoid having to close their doors. Below we have listed some of the ways in which retailers can help protect themselves against the uncertainty in today’s climate. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more.

  • ISVs Share Lead Gen Best Practices – And Headaches

    The RSPA Niche & Startup ISV Community helps software developer executives meet and network with fellow RSPA ISV members in a vendor-neutral setting. Founded in 2019, the group has grown to nearly 80 members. More software developer organizations continue to engage with the RSPA in person and online. Inspire 2022 attracted a record number of ISV attendees, continuing the momentum created at RetailNOW 2021 where 230+ ISV executives participated. And the RSPA Niche & Startup ISV Community continues to attract high-initiative ISV executives to its bi-monthly conference calls.

  • VARs Should Offer Broader Solutions To Cannabis Dispensaries

    The headline you just read was the consensus thinking of the executives attending a recent online meeting of the RSPA Niche & Startup ISV Community. Often times VARs attempting to penetrate this vertical focus only on the point of sale system and related software, and they find little success because of the glut of companies pushing their own POS solution.

RETAIL IT WHITE PAPERS

  • 2022 RSPA Retail IT Channel KPI Study

    For the sixth annual Retail IT Channel KPI Study, the RSPA has compiled data that will help VARs and ISVs better navigate today’s ever-changing ecosystem.

  • Choosing The Right Fit For Your Business: Anatomy Of A Cash Drawer

    The cash drawer has been a key component of the retail business for as long as people have exchanged money for goods. If you accept currency, you need the best cash drawer, but choosing the right drawer and till solution requires planning, consideration, and a little research.

  • 2022 Leading Vendors To The Top 1000 Retailers

    As technology evolves and more shoppers are spending their dollars online amid the lingering pandemic, retailers are seeing the benefits of utilizing the services of a vendor rather than running all parts of their ecommerce operations themselves.

  • Scaling New Heights? Data Reveals Retailers’ Challenges, Opportunities In Scaling Their Businesses

    The retail industry is witnessing significant changes in consumer behavior, driven by a desire for increased digital and omnichannel experiences. What hasn’t changed is that consumers’ expectations for secure, frictionless, personalized shopping experiences remains high. These high expectations extend across the purchase journey, from discovery through to post-purchase support. Furthermore, consumers expect that the shopping experience is consistent no matter how and when they choose to interact with a retailer, including both peak and nonpeak seasons.

FEATURED RETAIL SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS

  • RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.  

     

  • At apg® we believe that brick-and-mortar retail connects people to their community, to each other, and drives business success. For more than 40 years, we have been supplying your communities and their retail and hospitality businesses with cash drawers through various partner channels.

MULTIMEDIA

  • Introducing, The Architect™, An All-In-One Point Of Sale Cable Management Solution

    For more than forty years…people like you have trusted apg® for high-quality, best-in-class, cash management solutions at the point of sale. AND again, we’re at the point of something good. Introducing The Architect™ by apg®… An all-in-one point-of-sale cable management solution—giving you the clean and professional counter you’ve dreamed of.

RETAIL EVENTS

VENDOR INSIGHTS

  • Things To Keep In Mind When Setting Up An Online Marketplace

    Setting up a business that allows people to trade services and goods always comes with a few strings attached. It’s a complicated business field that requires a lot of attention if you want to avoid running into some of the most common problems. Most of these issues boil down to working with the right experts to keep your company covered on all fronts. But, of course, doing your due diligence will always be important just as well.

  • How Retailers Can Protect Themselves Against Continued Uncertainty

    Many retailers are facing uncertainty due to the pandemic, lockdowns, and subsequent economic decline in recent times. It can be a scary time for many retailers, and many want to do everything they can to avoid having to close their doors. Below we have listed some of the ways in which retailers can help protect themselves against the uncertainty in today’s climate. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more.

  • New Year, New Name: Why apg® Chose To Rebrand

    The coming New Year will be rife with change including a new name for one long-standing point of sale company. Effective January 2022, APG Cash Drawer will officially drop “Cash Drawer” from its name and introduce a new tagline to become, apg® – trust at every point.

  • Delegate Or Die

    When the RSPA team talks business challenges with our value-added reseller (VAR) and independent software developer (ISV) members, we hear most frequently about one obstacle. Not cloud point of sale, not mergers and acquisitions, not vendor relationships, not shrinking margins, not the economy. The most mentioned hindrance to VAR and ISV growth is delegation.

  • 7 Elements Of A Successful Cannabis VAR

    When entering an emerging vertical, VARs expect to encounter a unique set of complexities, nuances, and obstacles. That’s especially true in the cannabis market because laws, regulations, supply chains, and business models differ from state-to-state, and a technology misstep can cost a dispensary owner their license.

  • Cash Implementation Challenges For Telco Retailers By APG Cash Drawer And NTS Retail

    While cashless payment methods are no doubt surging, cash remains a highly relevant factor in many retail environments across the world. Implementing cash in a modern, technology-driven retail environment poses unique challenges, which can have retailers scratch their heads as they try to balance efficiency in labour hours and practicality in daily use. Leveraging technology, both on the hardware and on the software side, goes a long way towards making sure cash transactions run conveniently, smoothly and securely.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Designed with a clean, stylish molding and steel construction that is both secure and light weight, the Minota Cash Drawer is a reliable, low cost robust cash drawer.

  • The Arlo cash drawer delivers uncompromising performance and quality, providing a low cost of ownership for light cash use environments. Purpose-built for the entry-level market, the Arlo cash drawer is easy to use enabling efficiency throughout the checkout process.

  • The retail Guardiant™ is ideal for grocery, convenience and retail settings and is built to help reduce the spread of contagious, airborne germs commonly spread by coughing or sneezing. Create a protective shield in any place of commerce that requires direct interaction between employees and customers in close proximity such as POS checkouts.