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Protect Yourself: Small Businesses are Prime Targets for POS Cyberattacks

Posted by Lori Reese on 12/15/17 5:30 AM

How’s this for a mind-boggling number? $2 trillion. That’s how much cybercrime is projected to cost businesses by 2019, according to Forbes.

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Catastrophe: What Happens When the POS Goes Down?

Posted by Lori Reese on 10/20/17 5:30 AM

Let’s say you have the nation’s most beautiful omnichannel college store set-up: a bricks-and-mortar offering that draws traffic with a café and lounge chairs, an app with vibrant color photos of your spirit wear and gifts, and a website students can access from any device.

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UVU Bookstore Evolves With the Latest Technologies

Posted by Lori Reese on 8/28/17 5:30 AM

In 2011, Utah Valley University Bookstore made a brave choice: It transitioned from a locally-owned POS to an MBS Systems POS amid a rapid increase in student enrollment. Since then, MBS’ support and technology has allowed it to grow and develop along with the student population.

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3 Reasons Your Brick-and-mortar Store Isn't Going Anywhere

Posted by Dean Asher on 6/3/16 9:23 AM

For years, it's seemed people are claiming the outlook for physical retailers in a digital age is all doom and gloom. If malls are shrinking due to the loss of business to online competitors, how can individual stores survive? While it's true the competition is more aggressive and omnipresent than ever, that doesn't mean you don't have a big leg up in a number of key areas. From shopping for clothes to worrying about the return policy, some things are just plain easier in person and online. Don't take our word from it, check out what the experts have to say at Retail Minded:

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University Book Store Unveils Updated Location

Posted by admin on 5/19/13 11:00 PM

Since last October, University Book Store at University of Wisconsin – Madison has been under renovation. The 20,000 square foot remodel focused on adding space to their selling area and creating a more retail-centric atmosphere. The results, according to director Kevin Phelps, are phenomenal.

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Making Omni-Channel Retailing A Reality

Posted by admin on 4/23/13 11:00 PM

In the following excerpt, from the article Making Omni-Channel Retailing A Reality, the author, Michael Griffiths of MicrosoftDynamics, highlights the importance of creating a united system in today's changing world of retail. See what Griffiths has to say below, then read the full article on Forbes.com for more information on how omni-channel retailing is impacting the industry.

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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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Forget The Register: Stores Use Mobile To Make Sales On The Spot

Posted by admin on 12/17/12 10:00 PM

The following article was written by Wendy Kaufman for NPR.org.

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UVU Bookstore Enhances Customer Service Through the MBS System

Posted by admin on 11/29/11 10:00 PM

MBS Foreword Online - UVU Bookstore uses MBS System
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Blue Colt Bookstore Uses New Media to Reach Students

Posted by admin on 9/21/11 11:00 PM

The competition for student business is only increasing in the collegiate retail industry. And, for many, the effects are easy to see. Finding a solution, on the other hand, can be much more of a challenge.

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