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Archive for June, 2014

Mobile payments: What are they and what are the differences?

At pcAmerica, we love talking about mobile payments to each other and everyone else. A lot of times we hear from people that the term “mobile payment” means you pay with your phone at the register. The reality is that’s just one type of mobile payment, so we decided to lay out the facts for […]

Organized Retail Crime: Are you a victim?

Theft and shrinkage are part of a retail business. Where there are stores, there are shoplifters of all shapes, sizes and ages. Shoplifters aren’t just people who steal high-ticket items they cannot afford; they could be anyone stealing anything, from expensive electronics to household items like batteries and Tylenol. It may surprise you to hear […]

Bar Codes Move Lines Quickly, Track Inventory Accurately

Bar codes are an easy way to automate a business, track assets, sort documents and manage inventory. Consumers are familiar with bar codes on items they purchase, but what appears to be a random series of lines and spaces is actually a goldmine of information for a store. People make mistakes all the time–the average […]

Age-Restricted Purchases Done Right,
Every Time

In 2013, the average American drank nearly 28 gallons of beer, according to the Beer Institute. A local paper in Austin, Texas reported that last June, the city’s local bars, restaurants and hotels sold $43.6 million worth of age-restricted beverages. That’s a lot of wine, liquor and beer sold every year—and a lot of risk. […]

Wal-Mart institutes extra protection at check out. How does it work?

Almost a year ago, Wal-Mart began asking its customers to enter their credit card’s verification number at the POS terminal to deter credit card fraud. Although this extra layer of security is usually reserved for phone or eCommerce sales where the physical card isn’t present, it’s now the rule at 4,900 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club […]

Are you loyal?

David Gosman, CEO of pcAmerica, recently spoke to VSR Magazine about big data and loyalty programs. These loyalty programs are a far cry from the days of a punch or swipe card, today’s programs are goldmines of data and provide “real-time customer relationship analytics.” These analytics can form the basis of a marketing campaign based […]