A COMPLETE GUIDE ON HOW TO USE A RECEIPT PRINTER

December 29, 2021 | 68 views

When printing receipts or invoices, many accounting and point-of-sale programs enable the usage of common desktop printers. Receipt printers, on the other hand, typically have a smaller footprint and consume less ink and paper than ordinary printers. This equals more profit and savings for your company. Therefore, we will explain everything you need to know about how to use a receipt printer.

What is a receipt printer?
In the retail and restaurant industry, a receipt printer is a crucial part of a point of sale (POS) system. As stated in its name, they are used to print credit card slips and client receipts. In retail stores, a receipt printer is used after customers have made transactions. This system is also used in restaurants to print orders in the kitchen or at the bar.

Spotlight

LUISS EnLabs

We are a startup accelerator based in Rome, Italy. We are operated by LVenture Group, a publicly listed venture capital company that provides our startups with funding and network. Twice a year, we select a new batch of early-stage startups for our acceleration program.

OTHER ARTICLES
POS SOLUTIONS,POS HARDWARE

Impact of Cashless Transactions on Third-Party Payments

Article | August 18, 2022

In recent years, with the progression and development of information technology and the Internet, the third-party payment platform has experienced immense up-gradation. This has resulted in facilitating people's lives to a great extent and simplifying and transforming the method of payment. With the accelerated advancement in the era of the Internet and the significant rise in the scale of third-party payment transactions, in comparison to the conventional mode of payment, these solutions have substantially increased people's consumption power by not only making operations more convenient and reducing transaction costs, but also by safeguarding the rights and interests of both parties. Shift Towards Cashless Transactions Bolstering the Third Party Payments There is a rapid shift towards the use of cashless point-of-sale (POS) solutions, driven by the growing digitalization. According to a study, nearly 82 percent of the population in the U.S. are using digital or cashless payments—defined to include in-app or browser-based online purchases, QR codes, in-store checkout using a mobile phone, and person-to-person (P2P) payments. Citing the trend, about 27% of consumers and around 32% of business owners said they believe the U.S. will become a completely cashless society in the coming future. Third-party payment solutions add functionality to the cashless transactions and act as payment aggregators, providing freedom and flexibility to customers to select the solutions they find most favorable to meet their financial needs. Therefore, with increasing cashless transactions, third-party payment solutions will gain huge traction across the POS sector. What’s Next? With the improvement in the urbanization level, the continuous growth of the urban population, and the appeal of third-party payment solutions, it is crucial to tap into the spending potential of customers. Hence, leading POS solution providers are emphasizing on development and introduction of new third-party and mobile POS systems. For instance, Paynear Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a financial technology company, announced the launch of a third-party omnichannel cashless solution under an umbrella through a mobile PoS solution, enabling all the business owners signed up with Paynear to seamlessly accept UPI transactions.

Read More
POS SOLUTIONS,CLOUD BASED POS

8 POS Software Trends for 2022: New Forecasts and What's Next 2

Article | July 14, 2022

When the pandemic first started, most retail stores had to close, and some even suffered financial losses. Know more how retailers up scaled their businesses. Online shopping is quickly becoming the new norm in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most retailers had to migrate their businesses to the cloud in order to meet the current demands of highly tech-savvy consumers, and the use of POS software has become more important than ever. A cloud-hosted POS solution is no longer an option for small and large businesses, but rather a requirement. POS systems have provided retailers with a more efficient way to track inventory and manage sales, replacing the old cash register and traditional methods of selling. As ecommerce grows, POS solutions play an important role in increasing convenience for online customers and providing a customer-centric experience. To keep up with the latest POS system developments, there is a list of the most important POS software trends to watch for. By understanding current POS software adoption reports and key insights, you can maximize the potential of your existing POS solution or, better yet, have better ideas on financing trends by POS that can bring value to your retail business. Consumers had to reorient their purchasing toward needs like food, medicine, and other home items as the viral pandemic threatened everyone's health and safety. The US Census Bureau recently released a report that found that throughout the pandemic, retail stores providing food and beverages saw the biggest monthly growth in retail sales. To better understand how POS systems are assisting retailers in overcoming the challenges posed by the rapidly changing retail landscape, here’s a list of the most recent and importantPOS software trends: Cashless Transactions via Mobile POS Systems Adoption of Cloud-Hosted POS Systems Multichannel Commerce Customer Layout Programs Personalized Shopping Experience AI Integration in POS Systems Use of POS Data Analytics Simple POS Hardware Investing in modern POS systems and maximizing their rich feature sets can help your retail business go a long way, from attracting new customers to retaining a loyal customer base that can drive sales and support your long-term growth.

Read More
POS RETAIL

Point-of-Sale Systems to Emerge as a Necessity for Modern Retailers

Article | August 12, 2022

Innovative POS systems with built-in advanced inventory management and secured payments to mandate their adoption by retailers. For businesses and retailers, conventional cash registers have long been an important part of sales operations during the past few years. But today, the cash registers of even the smallest of businesses are attached to a computer through "point-of-sale" (POS) systems. These novel solutions have garnered huge popularity over traditional cash registers as they not only ring up the sales but also provide crucial and real-time information about the customer and inventory. The importance of POS systems goes way beyond managing transactions at checkout counters across the retail industry. Emphasis on Improving Customer Experience Demands POS Adoption: With a growing fast-paced lifestyle, customers around the world are opting for faster, and more convenient shopping and billing experiences. Reassuring customers that their transactions are secure significantly increases satisfaction and customer loyalty. Since novel POS systems assist in providing faster checkout, flexibility in payment options, highly secured payments, and a seamless billing experience, these POS systems are extensively being adopted by modern retailers. According to a study, retailers across the U.S. lose nearly $45 billion, due to insufficient inventory in stock, and $224 billion, due to excess inventory. POS systems help in managing the inventory, resulting in declining losses by preventing excess or insufficient inventory. An estimate states that, an independent retailer with a $400,000 revenue can cut costs by nearly 10%, saving an average of $40,000 per year. What Comes Next? With technology getting better and new POS solutions like cloud-based, mobile, cashless payment, and others coming out, retailers are extensively installing POS solutions to make it easy for customers to pay. For instance, Veras Retail and ACCEO Solutions Inc., an American company specializing in all types of electronic payment transactions, announced plans to install their respective payment middleware solutions and point-of-sale software solutions in National Stores locations across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Hence, the growing focus on enhancing in-store customer experience and customer retention is mandating modern retailers to deploy POS solutions.

Read More
POS RETAIL

Retail Industry Forecast for 2022

Article | July 8, 2022

While retail has faced its fair share of challenges over the last two years, the pandemic has also provided an opportunity for a long-overdue great retail reset, which could help many retailers move into a more stable—and profitable—position. To get there, you must balance short-term challenges with long-term commitments and transformational thinking. For nearly two years, predictions about the future of retail have appeared pessimistic, and retail headlines for 2022 don't look much better: empty store shelves, over one million unfilled retail jobs1, and surging inflation. However, these headwinds have resulted in some positive outcomes: retailers have been forced to re-examine legacy systems and strategies that have shaped the industry for years. To reap long-term and long-lasting benefits, retailers should continue down the remediation path they started at the start of the pandemic in 2022. Indeed, the next 12 months’ present opportunities to restructure obsolete supply chains, rightsize inventory management, review pricing, rebalance promotional cadences, and reinvent the physical store for the digital age. This will almost certainly necessitate entirely new ways of thinking and long-term commitments from retailers, but these efforts have the potential to forever change the way retailers do business. That future begins today by addressing short-term retail challenges with a long-term perspective. Three retail industry priorities and trends The resulting data, when combined with insights from 15 Deloitte retail subject-matter specialists, client work, and prior research, provides a snapshot of strategies and investment plans that help inform the industry's future. Reimagine the workforce Supply chain resiliency Digital revolution Retailers face significant challenges that will almost certainly outlast the pandemic, but there are also unexpected opportunities that can help them prepare for future disruptions. Retailers should embrace the current disruption and commit to a future pivot. To learn more, download our complete 2022 retail industry outlook.

Read More

Spotlight

LUISS EnLabs

We are a startup accelerator based in Rome, Italy. We are operated by LVenture Group, a publicly listed venture capital company that provides our startups with funding and network. Twice a year, we select a new batch of early-stage startups for our acceleration program.

Related News

POS HARDWARE

GK and Comdata Join Forces To Offer the Premier Point-of-Sale for Fuel and Convenience

Comdata | October 04, 2022

GK and Comdata, Inc., a FLEETCOR company, announced a strategic partnership for Comdata to offer truck stops and convenience store retailers a single point-of-sale (POS) solution that empowers ongoing innovation. The partners will present their cutting-edge technology solutions in tandem at booths #6844 and #6053 at the NACS Show from Oct. 2-4, 2022.As the industry standard for commercial payments for over 50 years, Comdata is constantly investing in new ways to improve the customer experience. Most recently, the technology provider turned to GK to update the tech stack for its SmartDESQ application. SmartDESQ will now be connected to GK CLOUD4RETAIL via GK OmniPOS. The integration of GK’s advanced cloud and point-of-sale technology will transform Comdata’s SmartDESQ into a next-generation retail platform. Comdata can now offer the GK omnichannel suite of solutions, enabling truck stops and convenience store retailers to improve the customer experience and drive operational efficiencies. “At Comdata, we have spent years cultivating strong relationships in the trucking industry, both with mom-and-pop truck stops and with some of the largest major oil chains in the country,By partnering with GK, we can ensure our customers have access to the most innovative and flexible solutions including POS and payments capabilities, self-checkout kiosks, hardware independence, mobility and much more.” Matthew Miller, Vice President of Merchant Services, FLEETCOR Working together, Comdata and GK have developed the industry’s most advanced retail platform, simplifying the store environment and driving business innovation. As both companies expand their reach within the truck stop and convenience store industries, they will also continually deliver new value driving solutions, helping retailers thrive by better serving customers. GK’s role in convenience and truck stop retailing is growing rapidly,” said Bill Miller, Vice President of Sales, GK. The ability to process Comdata fleet cards in both the store and forecourt with GK is an industry game-changer. Our partnership and integrated solutions with Comdata will drive significant value to fuel retailers of all sizes, from a single site to the largest enterprises globally. GK and Comdata will be presenting their solutions at booths #6488 and #6053 at the NACS Show from Oct. 2-4, 2022. GK will showcase its suite of retail solutions, including omnichannel POS, Self-Checkout, Mobile POS, Self-Scan, QSR, Fuel and Comdata Fleet payments and more. About GK GK breaks down the barriers to unified commerce with its open CLOUD4RETAIL platform and a broad portfolio based on it, like OmniPOS for point of sale, mobile POS, mobile customer engagement and a full range of store/back-office solutions. The company is a recognized leader in omnichannel retail, offering a single, global software platform for all retail formats and touchpoints. Ten of the Top 50 retailers worldwide rely on GK, and GK is the fastest growing global POS provider in new installations over the last three years. For more information, visit www.gk-software.com. About Comdata Comdata Inc., a FLEETCOR company, is a leader and innovator in commercial payment solutions, driving actionable insights from spending data, building enhanced controls to protect clients’ interests, and positively impacting day-to-day operations for fleet owners and managers and drivers in the trucking industry. Founded in 1969 in Brentwood, Tennessee, Comdata has proudly supported the life-impacting trucking industry for over 50 years.

Read More

ERP

Long County, Georgia Selects Springbrook's Cirrus Cloud ERP Financial Platform

Springbrook Software | October 04, 2022

Long County, GA is the latest local government agency to move from an on-premises solution to Springbrook's Cirrus Cloud Financial platform. The platform is designed from the ground up specifically for small to medium sized local government agencies. The town is utilizing Springbrook's fully integrated Cirrus Cloud ERP suite including Utility Billing, Finance, Cashless Payments, Municipal Payments and Cash Receipts.Long County sought a robust and secure ERP that could scale as their projected needs grow over the next few years and selected Springbrook after reviewing several other market offerings.b Springbrook fulfills our needs and will provide our citizens with the modern experience that they demand, says Bernice Johnson, Finance Director of Long County, GA. Springbrook is actively working with many small to medium sized municipalities in the southeast. The flexibility of the Springbrook cloud platform provides local government agencies with superior protection against cyber-attacks, the ability to work from anywhere, and will enable the County's personnel to effectively run their entire administrative operation safely from any browser. Cirrus is a true cloud-based system that does not require downloading any additional software for access. "We have invested a tremendous amount into building an entirely new platform with the goal of bringing the most powerful cloud-based solutions to small and medium sized municipalities. We are solely focused on this market segment and have been for over 35 years. Springbrook is constantly expanding our solution suite to deliver new and innovative products, like Advanced Capital Budgeting and Mobile Work Orders. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for local agencies do their jobs efficiently and securely," Robert Bonavito, Springbrook CEO. About Springbrook Software: Springbrook Software is the country's leading cloud-based finance and administration software provider designing solutions specifically for small to medium sized local government agencies. Nearly 2000 cities, towns and districts from coast to coast use our suite of modern, high-performance solutions to manage their finances, payroll, utility billing and collect citizen payments. Springbrook is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with regional presence in over 40 states, and seven countries internationally. About Long County, GA: Located in southeast Georgia, Long County occupies 400 square miles of the Atlantic Coast Flatwoods. The county is bordered by Liberty, McIntosh, Tattnall, and Wayne counties, and its entire southwestern boundary runs along the Altamaha River.Long County, designated in 1920 from lands in Liberty County. Long County, historically and currently, is a rural, agricultural area. The principal farm crop was once cotton, but by the 1970s it had been replaced by tobacco, corn, soybeans, and cattle. The pine forests of the region have always played an important role in the economy.

Read More

PAYMENT SOLUTIONS

Circle Announces Acquisition of Elements to Accelerate Crypto Payments

Circle | October 03, 2022

On stage at Converge22 today, Circle announced an accelerated crypto payments roadmap enhanced by the recent acquisition of Elements, a merchant and developer-first payments orchestration platform. The announcement includes plans to quickly scale payment offerings to unlock utility value for crypto and lower the barrier of entry for merchants to access next-gen payments and financial services.The new payment offerings make it simple for merchants to integrate their existing PSP relationships with Circle's crypto payment offerings. "We are very impressed by the Elements team for their work in taking the complexity out of crypto payments,Lowering barriers of entry for payments and financial services and establishing dollar payments utility are core to Circle's mission. Providing well-designed payment products that can facilitate seamless, efficient, frictionless and delightful customer experiences are key to empowering merchants to take advantage of these next-gen payment solutions." Nikhil Chandhok, Chief Product Officer at Circle As the issuer of both USD Coin (USDC) and Euro Coin (EUROC), Circle is uniquely positioned to promote digital payments and an always-on financial system as native features of the internet. More than $49 billion USDC is in circulation as of Sept. 28, 2022, and it has powered more than $5 trillion in on-chain transactions since its 2018 inception. Creating a payments platform that allows merchants to accept USDC and other crypto payments at the point-of-sale is a natural progression of the growing global adoption of digital currencies.Elements' mission is to put more money into the hands of merchants. With Circle, we knew the natural synergy in our business models would create an opportunity to deliver a seamless and low cost payments and settlement experience for merchants using a digital currency they can trust," said Nafis Jamal, Founder and CEO at Elements,Today's news is only the beginning of our joint mission to deliver first-class payments offerings and define the next generation of payments. Jamal and Hao Min, co-founders of Elements, joined Chandhok onstage at Circle's inaugural Converge22 conference to demo Circle's Crypto Payments API which is available in beta today as well as the one-stop checkout SDK for crypto merchants which will be available in Q4 2022. Please visit here to learn more about Circle's Crypto Payments API. About Circle Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is powering always-on internet-native commerce and payments and is the issuer of USD Coin (USDC) and Euro Coin (EUROC). Today, Circle's transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through the frictionless exchange of value.

Read More

POS HARDWARE

GK and Comdata Join Forces To Offer the Premier Point-of-Sale for Fuel and Convenience

Comdata | October 04, 2022

GK and Comdata, Inc., a FLEETCOR company, announced a strategic partnership for Comdata to offer truck stops and convenience store retailers a single point-of-sale (POS) solution that empowers ongoing innovation. The partners will present their cutting-edge technology solutions in tandem at booths #6844 and #6053 at the NACS Show from Oct. 2-4, 2022.As the industry standard for commercial payments for over 50 years, Comdata is constantly investing in new ways to improve the customer experience. Most recently, the technology provider turned to GK to update the tech stack for its SmartDESQ application. SmartDESQ will now be connected to GK CLOUD4RETAIL via GK OmniPOS. The integration of GK’s advanced cloud and point-of-sale technology will transform Comdata’s SmartDESQ into a next-generation retail platform. Comdata can now offer the GK omnichannel suite of solutions, enabling truck stops and convenience store retailers to improve the customer experience and drive operational efficiencies. “At Comdata, we have spent years cultivating strong relationships in the trucking industry, both with mom-and-pop truck stops and with some of the largest major oil chains in the country,By partnering with GK, we can ensure our customers have access to the most innovative and flexible solutions including POS and payments capabilities, self-checkout kiosks, hardware independence, mobility and much more.” Matthew Miller, Vice President of Merchant Services, FLEETCOR Working together, Comdata and GK have developed the industry’s most advanced retail platform, simplifying the store environment and driving business innovation. As both companies expand their reach within the truck stop and convenience store industries, they will also continually deliver new value driving solutions, helping retailers thrive by better serving customers. GK’s role in convenience and truck stop retailing is growing rapidly,” said Bill Miller, Vice President of Sales, GK. The ability to process Comdata fleet cards in both the store and forecourt with GK is an industry game-changer. Our partnership and integrated solutions with Comdata will drive significant value to fuel retailers of all sizes, from a single site to the largest enterprises globally. GK and Comdata will be presenting their solutions at booths #6488 and #6053 at the NACS Show from Oct. 2-4, 2022. GK will showcase its suite of retail solutions, including omnichannel POS, Self-Checkout, Mobile POS, Self-Scan, QSR, Fuel and Comdata Fleet payments and more. About GK GK breaks down the barriers to unified commerce with its open CLOUD4RETAIL platform and a broad portfolio based on it, like OmniPOS for point of sale, mobile POS, mobile customer engagement and a full range of store/back-office solutions. The company is a recognized leader in omnichannel retail, offering a single, global software platform for all retail formats and touchpoints. Ten of the Top 50 retailers worldwide rely on GK, and GK is the fastest growing global POS provider in new installations over the last three years. For more information, visit www.gk-software.com. About Comdata Comdata Inc., a FLEETCOR company, is a leader and innovator in commercial payment solutions, driving actionable insights from spending data, building enhanced controls to protect clients’ interests, and positively impacting day-to-day operations for fleet owners and managers and drivers in the trucking industry. Founded in 1969 in Brentwood, Tennessee, Comdata has proudly supported the life-impacting trucking industry for over 50 years.

Read More

ERP

Long County, Georgia Selects Springbrook's Cirrus Cloud ERP Financial Platform

Springbrook Software | October 04, 2022

Long County, GA is the latest local government agency to move from an on-premises solution to Springbrook's Cirrus Cloud Financial platform. The platform is designed from the ground up specifically for small to medium sized local government agencies. The town is utilizing Springbrook's fully integrated Cirrus Cloud ERP suite including Utility Billing, Finance, Cashless Payments, Municipal Payments and Cash Receipts.Long County sought a robust and secure ERP that could scale as their projected needs grow over the next few years and selected Springbrook after reviewing several other market offerings.b Springbrook fulfills our needs and will provide our citizens with the modern experience that they demand, says Bernice Johnson, Finance Director of Long County, GA. Springbrook is actively working with many small to medium sized municipalities in the southeast. The flexibility of the Springbrook cloud platform provides local government agencies with superior protection against cyber-attacks, the ability to work from anywhere, and will enable the County's personnel to effectively run their entire administrative operation safely from any browser. Cirrus is a true cloud-based system that does not require downloading any additional software for access. "We have invested a tremendous amount into building an entirely new platform with the goal of bringing the most powerful cloud-based solutions to small and medium sized municipalities. We are solely focused on this market segment and have been for over 35 years. Springbrook is constantly expanding our solution suite to deliver new and innovative products, like Advanced Capital Budgeting and Mobile Work Orders. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for local agencies do their jobs efficiently and securely," Robert Bonavito, Springbrook CEO. About Springbrook Software: Springbrook Software is the country's leading cloud-based finance and administration software provider designing solutions specifically for small to medium sized local government agencies. Nearly 2000 cities, towns and districts from coast to coast use our suite of modern, high-performance solutions to manage their finances, payroll, utility billing and collect citizen payments. Springbrook is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with regional presence in over 40 states, and seven countries internationally. About Long County, GA: Located in southeast Georgia, Long County occupies 400 square miles of the Atlantic Coast Flatwoods. The county is bordered by Liberty, McIntosh, Tattnall, and Wayne counties, and its entire southwestern boundary runs along the Altamaha River.Long County, designated in 1920 from lands in Liberty County. Long County, historically and currently, is a rural, agricultural area. The principal farm crop was once cotton, but by the 1970s it had been replaced by tobacco, corn, soybeans, and cattle. The pine forests of the region have always played an important role in the economy.

Read More

PAYMENT SOLUTIONS

Circle Announces Acquisition of Elements to Accelerate Crypto Payments

Circle | October 03, 2022

On stage at Converge22 today, Circle announced an accelerated crypto payments roadmap enhanced by the recent acquisition of Elements, a merchant and developer-first payments orchestration platform. The announcement includes plans to quickly scale payment offerings to unlock utility value for crypto and lower the barrier of entry for merchants to access next-gen payments and financial services.The new payment offerings make it simple for merchants to integrate their existing PSP relationships with Circle's crypto payment offerings. "We are very impressed by the Elements team for their work in taking the complexity out of crypto payments,Lowering barriers of entry for payments and financial services and establishing dollar payments utility are core to Circle's mission. Providing well-designed payment products that can facilitate seamless, efficient, frictionless and delightful customer experiences are key to empowering merchants to take advantage of these next-gen payment solutions." Nikhil Chandhok, Chief Product Officer at Circle As the issuer of both USD Coin (USDC) and Euro Coin (EUROC), Circle is uniquely positioned to promote digital payments and an always-on financial system as native features of the internet. More than $49 billion USDC is in circulation as of Sept. 28, 2022, and it has powered more than $5 trillion in on-chain transactions since its 2018 inception. Creating a payments platform that allows merchants to accept USDC and other crypto payments at the point-of-sale is a natural progression of the growing global adoption of digital currencies.Elements' mission is to put more money into the hands of merchants. With Circle, we knew the natural synergy in our business models would create an opportunity to deliver a seamless and low cost payments and settlement experience for merchants using a digital currency they can trust," said Nafis Jamal, Founder and CEO at Elements,Today's news is only the beginning of our joint mission to deliver first-class payments offerings and define the next generation of payments. Jamal and Hao Min, co-founders of Elements, joined Chandhok onstage at Circle's inaugural Converge22 conference to demo Circle's Crypto Payments API which is available in beta today as well as the one-stop checkout SDK for crypto merchants which will be available in Q4 2022. Please visit here to learn more about Circle's Crypto Payments API. About Circle Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is powering always-on internet-native commerce and payments and is the issuer of USD Coin (USDC) and Euro Coin (EUROC). Today, Circle's transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through the frictionless exchange of value.

Read More

Events