The story behind electronic payment terminals starts with Diners Club. What happened since, in chronological order?
What does smart terminal mean in the context of card payments? We give examples of smart terminal POS.
How does PIN on glass work? We explain the PIN entry process compared with PIN on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) devices.
What hardware components are most important in a POS system? We list the core POS equipment in order of priority.
How is Denmark's national debit card faring against international competition and mobile payments? Statistics tell a complicated story of change.
How can tills work offline? Some cloud-based EPOS have an offline mode, but not all functions will work - read the ins and outs.
They're both till points, but POS systems and cash registers are very different things - we compare the differences.
How does cloud-based POS systems compare to locally-hosted tills? We explain how it works and why it's a better system for most businesses.
We put the PayPal Here card reader and payment app to the test. Is the PayPal integration worth the complex fees?
Spire Payments are a card machine supplier for businesses and resellers around the world. Should you go for their terminals?
In the UK, it is common to see a service charge applied to restaurant, café and bar bills. The charge is often 12.5% of the bill amount in London, but can span between 10% and 20% around the country. Other food-and-drink places, hotels, taxi drivers and hair salons accept [...]
If you work in hospitality, chances are you'll want to accept gratuities from customers. But how should you go about doing this? Firstly, you need to decide whether to accept tips or service charge. The difference is: Service charge: A percentage charge added to the bill by the business [...]
How do you keep a till point organised, but fetching too? We list seven ways you can maximise sales and efficiency without compromising on looks.
It's tempting to think that the more cards you accept in a business, the better. But is it worth it to offer the full umbrella of card brands (also called card networks or card schemes)? According to research on Discover cardholders, 17% decide not go ahead with [...]
Versatile and advanced, Lightspeed Retail POS is efficient for stock and sales alike. What should SME retailers know about the service?
How does a POS machine work, or rather: how do you use it? We give a definition and run through the steps to accept cash and card payments in person.
We compare Vend's POS and Shopify's ecommerce for retailers - and how well the Vend POS + Shopify integration works.
Which is the best e-commerce and POS combination: Shopify or iZettle? We compare features and price differences.
Cash businesses lose money directly and indirectly by avoiding cards. What are the costs of accepting cash, and how does it compare with cards?
What's best: myPOS Mini or SumUp 3G? The card machines are similar, but settlement and fees are very different. We compare the two.