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Untether Your Point of Service with the MBS POS on Microsoft Surface Pro

Posted by Dean Asher on 11/21/16 5:00 AM

Working at a college store requires being on the move. We understand that there are opportunities and events outside the bookstore, and our mobile POS is designed to free you from traditional retail boundaries, expanding your sales floor to wherever your customers are.

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Thinking Outside the Walls: 3 Tips to Select the Right Mobile POS for Your Store

Posted by Dean Asher on 11/9/16 12:00 PM

Your store doesn't have to end at your four walls. To remain more competitive, increase brand awareness and boost your customer base, you need to be mobile.

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University of St. Thomas Breaks Boundaries with Mobile POS

Posted by Dean Asher on 1/3/16 11:00 PM

With the added convenience of online shopping and the prevalence of mobile devices among students, it's no wonder online orders have become a major source of sales for college stores everywhere. That means college stores not only need to invest in a strong eCommerce solution, but also a streamlined fulfillment strategy. One easy way to achieve these results is by freeing your staff from traditional roles with mobile technology.

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Wichita State Scores a Slam Dunk with Alumni Pep Rally

Posted by Dean Asher on 4/11/15 12:00 AM

For most basketball fans, all eyes were on March Madness last month. But for Missouri Valley Conference fans, focus shifted toward Arch Madness — the Missouri Valley Tournament, March 5-8.

The Wichita State University Shockers were among the competing teams, which means one thing for the University Bookstore and Alumni Association: the annual alumni pep rally. Fans flock to St. Louis to catch the big games and the bookstore follows to sell spirit wear, memorabilia and more.

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Is Your Store "Clienteling?"

Posted by Joe Clarkin on 3/24/14 11:00 PM

The following excerpt is from the article "Thanks To Mobile, More Retailers 'Clienteling,'" written by and published on MediaPost. Mahoney describes an important new trend in retail that can help your staff win sales if they're properly equipped with the right technology and skills.

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Swiping Trumps Tap-and-Pay in Building Mobile Commerce Trust

Posted by admin on 1/14/14 10:00 PM

The following excerpt is from an article written by Lauren Johnson, associate reporter, and published on Mobile Commerce Daily. Read her full article to explore the future of Mobile POS payments further.

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Omni-Channel Training Allows Small Retailers to Shine

Posted by Dean Asher on 6/17/13 11:00 PM

The article Omni-Channel Training Allows Small Retailers to Shine was written by David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily Staff Writer, for BusinessNewsDaily.com. He offers excellent advice on the next big trend in retail and why stores need to take notice now.

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JC Penney Using iPod Touches to Revamp Customer Service

Posted by admin on 4/11/13 11:00 PM

The following excerpt, from the article How JC Penney is using iPod Touches to revamp customer service in 1,100 stores, was written by and published on CiteWorld.com. View the full article for more information on how JC Penney is using their mobile technology and their future plans for the POS option.

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Popularity of Mobile POS Increases at Major Retail Locations

Posted by admin on 3/18/13 11:00 PM

The following excerpt is from the article J.C. Penney rings up 25% of store sales via mobile devices and was written by Bill Briggs, senior editor for InternetRetailer.com. View the full article for more information on the results major retail chains are seeing with Mobile POS devices.

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The Impact of Checkout Time on Customer Service Perception

Posted by admin on 3/6/13 10:00 PM

The following excerpt is from an article written by Perry Kuklin, director of marketing and business development for Lavi Industries, and published on RetailCustomerExperience.com. Read the full article for further insight on the topic.

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