Payvment Hits One Million Monthly Active Shoppers

Payvment, the number one Facebook e-commerce platform, announced that the company reached one million monthly active shoppers in December 2011, and saw a 3X year-over-year increase in transactions by its network of over 100,000 sellers during 2011. The company also announced the appointment of Craig Walsey as Vice President of Business Development, and Jennifer Silverstein as Senior Director of Data Insights. Walsey brings over 15 years of experience from the social media, retail, and entertainment industries, recently having held the role as VP with TBG Digital. He will focus on strategic relationships and integrations with the Open Payvment API platform to provide a breadth of social commerce solutions for sellers and extend Payvment’s market reach. Meanwhile, Silverstein joins Payvment from social gaming leader Kabam, where she created and led the Business Intelligence team, providing insights across all games with specific focus on social referrals, game mechanics, and marketing campaign effectiveness.

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JDS POS Distinguished as Top Software Vendor

JDS Solutions retail management software was named by Retail Info Systems (RIS) News to its 2011 Software “LeaderBoard,” which compares software companies serving the retail industry in a head-to-head comparison based on retail executive evaluations. JDS Solutions ranked number 1 in 9 categories, including: #1 in Quality of Support and Services by a Mid-Size Retailers; #1 in Leader in Technology Innovation by Mid-Size Retailers, and #1 in Over-all Performance by Tier 1 and Mid-Size Retailers. Additionally, JDS ranked 2nd or better in over 20 categories. JDS Solutions specializes in retail software for mid-market retailers with its “WinRetail” POS and Retail Management System. It helps retailers integrate e-Commerce, Merchandise Planning, Inventory Control, Business Intelligence, POS, CRM, and Loss Prevention.

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Cabrillo FCU Implements Corelation Platform

Cabrillo Credit Union completed its transition to Corelation’s “KeyStone” platform and opened the doors of its five branches. Cabrillo is implementing streamlined card processing and expanded third party integration. With this, Cabrillo members are provided 24×7 member support, a loan application and auto-approval system, home and mobile banking platforms, shared branching capabilities, streamlined card services, efficient check printing, and informative, timely mail and e-statements.

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SalesVu Launches New mPayment Options

SalesVu has launched its cloud-based payment processor and business management tool for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Featuring extra and faster paying features, such as centralized business management and reporting, next day payments, 2.7% flat rate credit card processing fee, free card reader and more, SalesVu is vying for the top spot in the unofficial mobile payment wars with similar apps, such as Square. Offering a secure, comprehensive cloud-based payment processor and set of business management tools, all in one, SalesVu lets users work on their businesses from anywhere, thanks to the centralization offered through cloud computing.

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Regions Bank Offers 2011 Crimson Tide Fan Pack

The 2011 Crimson Tide National Championship Fan Pack is available exclusively through Regions Bank and features a CheckCard and checks emblazoned in crimson and white with the official 2011 National Champions logo. This is the second Crimson Tide National Championship Fan Pack offered by Regions. In 2010 the bank introduced the University of Alabama 2009 National Championship CheckCard and checks, which were available exclusively to Regions Bank customers for a limited time. The 2011 Crimson Tide National Championship CheckCards and checks will be available beginning January 10 and can be used with all Regions Bank consumer checking accounts. Customers can order the branded CheckCard, checks, or both.

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CrossCom National Appoints VP, Operations

CrossCom National POS solutions appointed Martin Pond VP, Operations to further enhance its service capabilities. Martin, a decorated Officer of the United States Army comes to CrossCom with an outstanding record of over 26 years of military and civilian experience in global operations management. His proven track record of improving efficiency and ensuring the maximum utilization of all assets is particularly valuable for CrossCom’s focus on driving out unnecessary costs while delivering quality service to its customers. He holds a Master of Science Quality Process Management from the National Graduate School, Falmouth, MA and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

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Starmount Enhances mSelling Assistant Solution

Starmount announced its “Engage 2.1” update to its mobile selling assistant solution. The “Engage” solution enables associates to deliver richer customer interaction and service ” from point-of-interest to point-of-sale ” by bringing the POS system to the buyer and offering customer engagement functions. Retailers can now fully process returns with “Engage” on mobile devices, which can be used internationally, and includes configuration options to accommodate different languages, currencies, taxation and tender options. It is also designed for integration with Starmount’s “Connect” open shopper engagement platform that delivers a more personalized in-store experience by unifying rich online data from multiple sources on the Web into a single stream delivered into the store.

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ECRS Announces Plans to Debut mPOS

ECR Software Corporation (ECRS) will debut its robust mobile CATAPULT point-of-sale solution at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 101st Convention and Expo to be held January 15-18, 2012 in New York City, NY. The ECRS exhibit is located within the Mobile and Customer Experience Pavilion on the main show floor. This highly flexible and feature packed mobile POS solution is driven by ECRS’s pioneering Java™ based Retail Transaction Server™ (RTS) technology which extends the proven and award winning CATAPULT POS business logic to mobile POS, traditional POS, and services wherever consumers and transactions intersect. This offers a full range of activities such as touchscreen customization, customer association, loyalty redemption, gift card activation, gift card redemption, item lookup, customer history lookup, automated redundancy failover, automatic transaction recovery, automatic discounting, and transaction suspend and resume.

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WirelessWERX Introduces Mobile Consumer Tracking

WirelessWERX in-store consumer insights, mobile applications and shopper traffic mapping solutions, introduced its mobile consumer tracking solution, which provides retailers with graphical in-store consumer analytics and insights. WirelessWERX delivers actionable analytics based on customer traffic patterns and added value to interactive branded smartphone apps by enhancing in-store consumer promotions and rewards. WirelessWERX uses sensory nodes to identify locations of customers with mobile phones and other Bluetooth or wireless-enabled devices. The WirelessWERX technology provides retailers with real-time, in-store metrics and dashboards that show customer traffic paths, browse time and return visits. The technology can isolate sections of the store as small as a 3-foot radius.

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Equinox Payments, Voltage Security & Merchant Link Secure Payment Data

Leading payment processing and security vendors, Equinox Payments, Voltage Security and Merchant Link have collaborated to create a cutting-edge, reliable, cloud-based payment solution to protect sensitive POS payment data. The integration of these proven solutions was a direct response to Columbia Sportswear Company’s desire to reduce its PCI scope for its retail locations by minimizing or eliminating the need to store any payment data on its network environment, while allowing scalability to support future growth. Data is captured using Equinox Payments’ next generation L5300 payment system, which is equipped with an integrated contactless reader and features Equinox’s remote key injection system that allows a retailer to initiate on-site, in-store terminal key injection quickly and securely for debit card transactions.

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SQuid integrates Frog online learning platform

Frog online learning platforms to schools and sQuid electronic payments network partnered to create and integrate a sQuid widget with the Frog learning platform. This lets parents view their child’s current sQuid account balance and to access their child’s sQuid account directly from their school’s Frog learning platform. This direct link to their sQuid account enables parents to top up their child’s account for cashless catering and school trip payments in the usual way, providing a seamless online customer journey for parents from Frog.

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