80% of small-business data breaches are associated with insecure implementation and/or servicing by point-of-sale (POS) integrators and resellers, according to a recent statistic from Visa. For businesses like yours, the QIR program allows you to easily identify and engage a qualified professional to install and support PA-DSS validated payment applications such as point-of-sale systems. The once-optional program is now becoming a requirement for businesses.
Restaurant owners have hesitated to upgrade from cash registers to point of sale platforms because many worried that technology would get in the way of hospitality. But 73% of restaurant-goers agree that technology improves the restaurant experience.
So how has the restaurant point of sale system evolved, and what’s next for this central piece of technology?
The first thing to know about buying a POS system is that you’re purchasing a lot more than just the hardware and software you need to take credit card payments at your business. You’re also, in many cases, agreeing to a merchant services contract with that vendor. And like any legally binding agreement, you’ll want to make sure you understand what you’re getting into before signing on the dotted line. A great POS dealer is not just another vendor but a valuable partner and business enabler that will go above and beyond in delivering benefits that can help your retail business thrive. These pointers reveal how value added resellers (VARs) make a difference.