In case you missed this notice from NCR Counterpoint:Read More >
Data Breaches, ID Theft, Credit Card Breaches - we hear this all the time in the news. And this is the last thing you as an owner or manager want to experience for your business!
Please take time to read this! It could save your business!Read More >
Given all the recent security scares, we wanted to share this informative blog from NCR Counterpoint regarding security and your point of sale system:
Talk of the Equifax breach has dominated headlines, blog posts, and dinner table conversations over the last few weeks. According to a post on the Federal Trade Commission website, hundreds of thousands of people’s names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, credit card numbers, and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers were compromised in one of the largest data breaches in history. This has inspired small-to-medium businesses to take extra precautions in securing their own data, but many still feel overwhelmed and under-prepared.Read More >
If you accept credit cards in your business and want to avoid charge backs and/or reduce credit card fraud, we strongly encourage you to read this article from TSYS, one of our favorite preferred credit card processors:
See the list of the questions about charge backs answered in this article:Read More >
Update from one of our major paper suppliers:
January 5, 2018 – Thermal paper supply continues to be allocated by the mills due to the on-going leuco dye shortage. Mills continue to search for alternative sources of supply to meet customer demand. These sources often come at a price premium driving up prices for thermal paper. A thermal paper surcharge was just passed to the market and will be in effect at least through the first quarter of 2018.
As of today, neither Chinese leuco dye plant has restarted production. The exact date for the restart of the Chinese leuco dye plants is still unknown. When they resume manufacturing, the supply chain is expected to take months to fill. As such, we currently project supply will remain allocated through the first half of 2018.
Our strategy with respect to thermal paper supply continues to keep Iconex in the best possible position for paper availability.Read More >
So the good news first - the pricing of bond paper (non-thermal paper often used in kitchen printers) has gone down, and we have lowered our prices accordingly. We like lowering our costs, and passing the savings on to our customers!
And now, for the not so great news from the thermal paper industry: