POS SOLUTIONS,POS RETAIL

HiStone Launches New ERA HK960 POS Device to Revolutionize the Retail and Hospitality Markets

HiStone | August 08, 2022 | Read time : 02:01 min

HiStone Launches news
ERA HK960, its next-generation POS model, built to drastically improve customer satisfaction via enabling businesses with more flexible, efficient, and secure POS services. Enhanced feature-rich functionality of HK960 coupled with high-end design are geared to meet employees' and customers' expectations while driving better user and shopping experiences. The flagship  HK960 POS product has been developed to achieve the core retail and hospitality business goal — to avoid long hours of operations making the customer service faster than ever.

"Customers evolve as they need more secure and personalized services that drive more value to their shopping experiences, This new paradigm stimulates us to deliver the most efficient, market-ready POS solutions that generate business growth and bring customer satisfaction."

-Alex Barannik, Business Development Director at HiStone.

  • Ultra-thin bezel combined with high brightness
The ultra-thin bezel of just 1.1 cm makes the screen look stylish and corresponds with the time.

The model edges are 1cm and 1.5 cm only; this is why the screen ratio is 82% — HiStone offers your staff the highest possible field of view.

The technology update is more comfortable for the eyes
  • Next-level power features inside a small, elegant box
The model gets Intel Tiger Lake UP3, the 11th generation of Intel's CPU. The i3-1115G4E with a clock speed from 2.2 GHz to 3.9 GHz is powerful enough, being much more efficient for everyday operations in the long run. HK960 has one of the highest turbo speed (up to 4.2 GHz).

Furthermore, the tech innovative model receives enhanced DDR characteristics: clock speed of 3200 MHz and bandwidth of 31 Gb/s. The response speed is among the core characteristics of POS machines - a few seconds are entirely enough to open the app, display pages, and complete settlement.
  • Ultra-secure usage
HiStone understands the importance of the highest, watertight security; this is why the flagship model utilizes a dual LAN Port connection. HiStone equipped its ultramodern POS machine with 50 000 hours of Mean Time Between Failure. And that sounds quite impressive.

About HiStone:
HiStone is among the top world-known developers of retail and hospitality solutions with more than 30-year-experience on the market. All-in-one POSs, box and mobile POS systems, self-checkouts, and other products are available for business.

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XTM Launches Stand Alone Tip Pool & Tip Share Automation Product

XTM | August 12, 2022

XTM, Inc. (“XTM” or the “Company”) (QB: XTMIF / CSE:PAID / FSE:7XT), a Miami and Toronto-based Fintech company in the neo-banking space, providing mobile banking and payment solutions around the world, is pleased to announce the release of a Tip Pool and Tip Share software product that accepts data sets from any time and attendance or POS platform. This feature allows restaurant owners and operators to leverage our Tip Pool/Share without an integration and be operative within a few hours of sign-up. The Tip Pool solution collects tips received by employees into a pool, and then automates the calculation and distributes on an organization-determined points basis to staff. The XTM Tip Share product automates the calculation and sharing of tips to other employees based on a percentage of net sales, saving operators time and money as well as providing staff with full transparency of the process. “The technology-agnostic premise upon which our Tip Pool and Tip Share solutions pull data is a significant and strategic innovation for our Engineering team, It aligns with our product road-map to provide enterprise solutions for all hospitality businesses large and small, regardless of their current product stack.” -Chad Arthur, CTO, XTM. Proper Tip allocation is critical to operators and staff; if not done correctly it can be a highly litigious function within hospitality organizations, said Marilyn Schaffer, CEO, XTM. This product is a true reflection of our commitment to provide the hospitality industry with products and solutions to make their businesses more efficient and profitable. About XTM: XTM, is a Miami and Toronto-based fintech innovator in the neo-banking space, helping businesses and service workers in the hospitality and personal care space disseminate and access earned wages and gratuities. XTM's Today™ Solution, comprised of a free mobile app and a Visa or Mastercard debit card with free banking features, is used by thousands of restaurants, salons and staff across Canada and the United States. XTM is a global card issuer and real-time payment specialist. Our technology is used by Restaurants, Salons and service staff at no charge to automate and expedite Earned Wage and Gratuity Access, increasing time and attendance and eliminating cash from ecosystems. XTM's Today solution drives operational efficiencies and delivers a bespoke user experience designed specifically for service workers.

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Grupo Éxito is the First Grocery Retailer in Colombia to Adopt Scalable Self Checkout by Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions

Grupo Éxito | September 02, 2022

Colombia Shoppers are at the forefront of Grupo Éxito’s latest adoption to deliver seamless front-end transformation in its stores. Between the end of 2022 and early 2023, consumers will find a new Self Checkout experience by Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions at its stores across the company’s banners, including Éxito, Carulla, Surtimax and Super Inter. This is the first grocery implementation of Toshiba’s Self Checkout solution in Colombia. “We are excited to implement the industry-leading Toshiba Self Checkout System 7 solution that is equipped to evolve with the latest retail innovations and developments.“The system is flexible and easy to use, offering the added convenience of frictionless technology to simplify the self-checkout experience for our consumers. It offers everything we need in one solution.” Camilo Gallego, Grupo Éxito’s Vice President The latest Self Checkout solution from Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions provides shoppers with a fast, simple, and modern experience while delivering reliability and efficiency for the retailer. The implementation of 300 systems will initially be made at the company’s Éxito and Carulla branded stores. “Grupo Éxito is a very important customer in South America and we feel privileged to support them along their journey to meet changing consumer preferences with our most advanced self-service solutions,” says Bill Campbell, Senior Vice President Head of Global Sales at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. “We are equally thankful for the strong relationships we have with our regional business partners who are essential to bringing innovations to retailers and implementing our solutions in local markets.” The installation of 300 Self Checkout systems in Colombia’s largest retail chain relies on close collaboration with Toshiba’s local business partner, Línea Datascan. Línea Datascan S.A. is a local integrator in Colombia and has been a strategic partner of Almacenes Éxito and Toshiba for the past 25 years, delivering the most innovative technology advances across the region. “Being an Éxito IT Solutions provider and a Toshiba partner for most of my career has been a gratifying experienced filled with growth and continuous learning. This self-checkout project is the continuity of a journey that started several years ago with the Éxito executive team that has constantly been looking to improve customer experiences,” says Miguel Barreiro, CMO of Línea Datascan. Beyond a streamlined footprint that increases selling square footage in stores, the Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Self Checkout System 7 delivers numerous industry-leading benefits: Customizable self-checkout security features are best-in-class Patented algorithms limit interventions and minimize friction during the check-out process Optimized customer service provides shoppers the choice, privacy, and control by offering additional checkout options Reduced queue times increase checkout capacity without impacting labor cost Enables re-deployment of labor to provide better customer service in other areas of the store The Self Checkout adoption expands Éxito’s focus on placing its shoppers at the core of their decisions to improve the consumer experience. In 2020, Éxito worked with Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions to create a modern, intuitive frictionless shopping experience, featuring touch screens and applications like those commonly used on smartphones, resulting in faster checkout times and more flexible ways for customers to pay while enabling the retailer to implement innovative capabilities at their own pace. About Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is a global market share leader in retail store technology and retail’s first choice for unified commerce solutions. Together with a global team of dedicated business partners, we advance the future of retail with innovative commerce solutions that enhance customer engagement, transform the in-store experience, and accelerate digital transformation. About Grupo Éxito Grupo Éxito is one of the largest retailers in Latin America. They operate over 700 stores in Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay under the brand names of: Éxito, Disco, Devoto and Libertad. Their stores sell a wide range of food and non-food products ranging from fuel, electronics and furniture, through various store formats ranging from Hyper-Markets to Convenience Stores. Grupo Éxito is the leader retailer in Colombia with more than 6,000 POS as installed based operating with more than 500 stores being one of the most advanced retailers for its innovation, digital transformation, experiences and sustainability.

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TCGplayer to Acquire ChannelFireball and BinderPOS

TCGplayer | July 12, 2022

TCGplayer, the leading technology platform for the collectibles industry and operator of the largest online marketplace for trading card games, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which TCGplayer will acquire ChannelFireball and BinderPOS, uniting the most iconic brands in the trading card game (TCG) industry. Launched in 2009, ChannelFireball established itself as the premier content provider and events coordinator for the TCG industry, providing professional strategy advice to millions of TCG collectors, hobbyists, fans and players, and hosting large-scale competitive tournaments around the world. In 2020, ChannelFireball merged with BinderPOS — a leading inventory management and point-of-sale (POS) solution for hobby stores — to create CFB Group. Today, hundreds of retailers around the world rely on BinderPOS as an inventory management solution, which processes approximately $200 million of gross merchandise value (GMV) on an annual basis. "Together with ChannelFireball and BinderPOS, we will deepen the connection between collectors and retailers via online and physical store channels, accelerating a strategy that has been front and center to us since our founding, For the first time ever, TCGplayer will provide a comprehensive POS solution that seamlessly connects a hobby store's inventory to the TCGplayer Marketplace while also enabling the sale of any collectible on their store's shelves — including comic books, sports cards and board games. As a combined entity, we will also merge the industry's best content with the world's largest marketplace for TCGs. By bringing together our world-class expertise, infrastructure and scale in this way, we expect to deliver value to our community in new and exciting ways. As a combined company, we will work together to advance TCGplayer's Purpose — connecting hobbyists to communities to relentlessly improve the exchange of things and thoughts that fuel their passions. This Purpose is core to both companies and critical to creating a shared organization with a common goal of empowering sellers and delighting hobbyists across the collectibles universe. We have long admired the ChannelFireball and BinderPOS team and look forward to welcoming this talented group of professionals to TCGplayer. I am confident that through this combination, we will create enhanced opportunities for team members, hobbyists, sellers and all our shared partners." -Chedy Hampson, Founder and CEO of TCGplayer. By combining with TCGplayer, ChannelFireball and BinderPOS will enhance our ability to serve the TCG community, joining a team with a shared vision, culture and complementary strengths, said Jon Saso, President of CFB Group. "The ChannelFireball and BinderPOS team should be incredibly proud of what we have accomplished and excited for the opportunities ahead of us as we join with TCGplayer. I look forward to working with the TCGplayer team as we bring our companies together. This transaction marks an exciting milestone for ChannelFireball and BinderPOS, said Josh Grant, CEO of CFB Group. Joining forces with TCGplayer will position us to deepen our commitment to local game stores, expand the platform's reach, and create a larger and more diversified company with a shared TCG legacy. Together, we will have a larger and more meaningful impact on our community, and I look forward to seeing all that we accomplish as part of the TCGplayer team. Under the terms of the agreement, TCGplayer will acquire CFB Group's BinderPOS, its ChannelFireball content arm, the ChannelFireball Marketplace and its ChannelFireball Events operating segment. The combination will deepen the value TCGplayer, ChannelFireball and BinderPOS will be able to offer hobbyists, retailers and collectors, allowing the combined company to unite and integrate its complementary features for the benefit of the collectibles industry. Additionally, the transaction will accelerate TCGplayer's vertical expansion strategy, taking the Company beyond its core trading card game business and into new hobby collectible categories like comic books and sports cards. About CFB Group- Launched in 2009, ChannelFireball established itself as the premier content provider and events coordinator for the TCG industry. The Company's content offering provides professional strategy advice to TCG collectors, hobbyists, fans and players while its ChannelFireball Events segment hosts dozens of large-scale competitive tournaments around the world. Following the creation of CFB Group in 2020, which brought together ChannelFireball and BinderPOS — the leading inventory management and point-of-sale (POS) solution for hobby stores — the Company launched the ChannelFireball Marketplace. About TCGplayer- TCGplayer is the leading technology platform for the collectibles industry. Founded as a digital media company specializing in trading card games within the collectibles space, TCGplayer has grown from its initial roots working with Syracuse-based hobby stores into an expansive ecommerce platform. The Company develops applications, data management tools and technologies like robotics automation that are revolutionizing the collectibles industry, connecting thousands of hobby stores and online sellers with customers and collectors around the globe. A purpose-driven company, TCGplayer prides itself on creating a culture that fosters camaraderie, embraces diversity and exudes passion. 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Akulaku Establishes Partnership with Alipay+ To Make Cross-Border Shopping More Accessible for Consumers

Akulaku | September 07, 2022

Akulaku, a leading banking and digital finance platform in Southeast Asia, today announced the Akulaku PayLater partnership with Alipay+, which will allow Indonesian consumers to use its BNPL solution Akulaku PayLater at Alipay+’s global merchants. Alipay+, a suite of global cross-border digital payments and marketing solutions, will now include Akulaku PayLater among its supported digital payment methods, and merchants will be able to access Akulaku PayLater as a payment method. Consumers and merchants across Indonesia have quickly adopted Akulaku PayLater since its launch in 2016 (previously called Akucicil). The platform’s BNPL functionality provides individuals who have limited credit history with access to a convenient line of credit as well as manageable installment plans. By meeting the increased demand for flexible payment plans and installment purchasing, Akulaku PayLater promotes consumer purchasing power and ensures previously underserved markets can participate in a convenient digital financial service. “This partnership will lead to a more advanced and convenient financial landscape for customers in Indonesia and throughout Southeast Asia.Through Alipay+, we will quickly scale the pool of merchants accepting Akulaku PayLater, giving our consumers an enhanced user experience and improving the market competitiveness of BNPL products. The combined resources will reach underserved markets with immediate financial services, fostering growth within these regions across industries.” Fan Zhang, CFO of Akulaku According to market research firm eCommerceDB, the Indonesian online commerce market grew 32% in 2021 and is currently the ninth largest in the world. Over the next five years, the Indonesian eCommerce market is projected to grow at a yearly rate of 10%, making this partnership a timely solution to meeting the increased demand from Indonesian consumers for online shopping. More than 4,000 merchants are already online in the Akulaku PayLater system online. Over the next two years, Akulaku aims to serve 10,000 online merchants and over 100,000 offline stores with BNPL. “As a newly-emerged but rapidly adopted digital payment method, BNPL brings inclusive financial services to the underbanked communities," said Cheng Guoming, General Manager, Global Partnerships, Alipay+," We see BNPL an important part of the digital payment ecosystem, and are excited to reach this partnership with Akulaku PayLater to enable the communities in Indonesia and other potential markets to enjoy seamless and convenient cross-border payment services and enrich their daily lives through global shopping experience." Introduced in 2020, Alipay+ is designed to enable global businesses, especially small and medium-sized businesses, to accept digital payment methods from various countries and reach hundreds of millions of regional and global consumers. Akulaku and Alipay+ are also exploring opportunities to further extend their partnership to other markets in Southeast Asia. About Akulaku Akulaku is a leading banking and digital finance platform in Southeast Asia, with a presence in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Akulaku exists to help meet the daily financial needs of underserved customers in emerging markets through digital banking, digital financing, digital investment, and insurance brokerage services. In addition to the Akulaku virtual credit card and ecommerce platform, the company operates Asetku, an online wealth management platform, and Neobank, a mobile digital bank supported by Bank Neo Commerce. Akulaku’s mission is to serve 50 million users across Southeast Asia by the year 2025.

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