Thursday, October 29, 2015

Another Award for Bindo Point of Sale

Congrats to the folks at Bindo Point of Sale for winning the The Tiger's Lair: Entrepreneurship Challenge award!

More details on the challenge can be found here:

Not too shabby!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Point of Sale Tips and Tricks Videos

I'm going to try creating a series of tip and tricks videos specific to the following point of sale systems:

  • NCR CounterPoint SQL
  • Microsoft Dynamics RMS
  • Bindo Point of Sale
  • QuickBooks Point of Sale
  • NCR Silver
  • Aldelo
These will all be very brief videos and cover just one tip or trick at a time.  Best advice would be to subscribe to my YouTube Channel or check my YouTube Channel on a weekly basis for uploads if you happen to use any of the above point of sale programs.

My YouTube Channel can be found here:

Information on how to reach me for more information can be found on my contact page.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Few Updates

A couple of quick updates to pass along:

  1. I'm getting quite a few calls from folks looking for technical support on their point of sale systems. While I do have some technical skills, I'm not certified to support any point of sale programs at this point. You are more than welcomed to contact me but it is likely that I will have to refer you to someone else for technical support.
  2. Over the last couple of weeks I have also been asked about my availability for speaking engagements, onsite consultation, and help with deployment of POS systems.  I'm more than happy to help with all of these items but I do ask that my travel expenses be paid for as well as a flat fee of $100/day if the commitment will last more than 3 days (including travel time).
  3. Tuesday Tips are returning!  I'm in the process of creating some videos with weekly tips specific to Microsoft Dynamics RMS, NCR CounterPoint SQL, and QuickBooks Point of Sale. Obviously these videos take some time to create but I hope to upload at least one per week - these will be short videos that cover only one tip or trick at a time.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tis the Season for Seasonal Businesses

It is already that time of year when temporary and seasonal stores open up across the US in shopping malls and random parking lots.  I've actually worked with a lot of seasonal businesses in the past like Hickory Farms stores, Christmas tree businesses, Halloween and Costume Stores, etc and we have found that the newer iPad solutions work great for these type of businesses.

Even better is that a few of the iPad POS systems also offer seasonal pricing so you only pay to use the app as needed on a month to month basis.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Video Overview of Bindo for Restaurants

The folks at Bindo have taken over the retail industry with an awesome feature rich retail point of sale app and have now set their sights on the food service industry with a new version of Bindo point of sale for restaurants, cafe's, and bars.

Here is a link to a video overview of Bindo POS for Restaurants:

Looks like an awesome new option!

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

EMV Adoption Rate is Slow in the US

So October 1st, 2015 has come and gone. For something that has been several years in the making, I am surprised how slowly EMV credit and debit cards are being sent to cardholders, the backlog of EMV ready hardware, and the number of businesses who have actually implemented EMV terminals and hardware.

I've seen numerous communications from multiple point of sale companies referencing backorders for the hardware as well as short term options for business owners.

The folks over at recently published a poll related to EMV which not only covers how many cardholders actually have EMV cards but also provides some detail on how to use EMV cards as well as general insights related to the October 1st, 2015 EMV Liability Shift date for card present transactions here in the US.

A good read for both consumers and for business and organizations that accept payment for goods and services via credit and debit cards. Here is a link to the poll:

Are you  in the US and in need of no cost retail point of sale advice?  I'm happy to help and can be reached on my cell at 208-340-5632 (I am on Mountain Time) or via email at There is also a contact form to the right that can be used to reach me.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Point of Sale Systems - Idaho and Utah

A quick reminder that I am available as a free and unbiased resource for business and organizations searching for point of sale systems in all states but especially for those located in Idaho and Utah due to my current location about 22 miles outside of Boise, ID.  In addition to working with business and organizations directly, I'm also available to help you find the best system for your client or customer.

Visit my contact page for information on how to reach me.