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Improve Workplace Safety: June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC), a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Safety Month is an event designed to bring national attention to accident prevention. As an employer, it is your responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. Each organization will have its own unique system, reflecting its own way of doing business. A safety and health management system, or safety program, can help you focus your efforts at improving your work environment. The following four methods can help you achieve improved workplace safety.

Is Your POS System Ready for Summer?

After the Memorial Day, it’s the unofficial start of the summer season. Most people will take some time away from work for vacation to enjoy time with their families. Before the temperature hits the summer time high, you may want to take a few moments to go over this POS system maintenance checklist to make sure your POS system is ready to handle the summer holiday rushes and the summer heat.

Mobile Payment Part III

In Part III of our series, we will conclude our exploration of the comparison of Mobile Payment options published by the RSPA Connect.

Mobile Payment Part II

Which offers the easiest cardholder verification? Currently with credit cards, the card holder is verified using a signature. EMV authentication requires both the card PAN as well as a signature and/ or a unique pin number. Google and Softcard require a unique pin number to be entered similar to a pin debit transaction, while CurrentC uses a scannable QR code and pin to verify the cardholder. PayPal uses the consumer’s pin or email address to verify the card holder, which is supplemented by the cardholder’s geolocation and profile image

Mobile Payments

A Comparison of Apple Pay and other Mobile Wallets from a Retail Perspective. The announcement of Apple Pay has refocused the retail market on mobile wallet services, which to date have seen slow consumer adoption. While most of the articles discuss the consumer adoption. While most of the articles discuss the consumer benefits of these services, much less has been published on the impact of these services on retailers. The major mobile wallets (Apple, PayPal, Softcard, MCX, Google) have different delivery models, technologies and sponsors (telcos, retailers, technology vendors) – but all are competing for a slice of the revenue created from the migration from payment by credit card to payment by phone. As a result, retailers are faced with difficult decisions about which mobile wallet to accept, if any. In this article, we attempted to differentiate these different offerings from a retailer’s perspective and judge which attributes may be attractive to a typical retailer.
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