Have you used a self-checkout kiosk to make a purchase? If so, you’re in good company. According to a recent poll by Retale, 85 percent of United States Internet respondents have used in-store self-checkout kiosks, and reasons cited include having a small number of items to purchase and shorter lines. So if you aren’t a regular user of self-checkout, what’s stopping you?

According to a November 2014 Forrester Research blog post, US mobile payments will grow to $142 billion over the next five years. As a POS solutions provider, this anticipated market growth underscores an important opportunity to help mobile application developers easily and efficiently integrate payment acceptance capabilities into their apps to meet the demands of this evolving market.

The October deadline for EMV adoption is getting closer every day. While some are concerned that merchants won’t be ready for this seismic shift, others believe it will lead to greater adoption of the latest payment methods.
 
These days, security is a top concern. From consumers to merchants, processors and government agencies, none of us are immune to growing security concerns. For the government, keeping communications from being intercepted or exposed is more than a concern; it’s critical to our national security.
 

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