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The Point of Sale Industry Global Markets and Players

Sunday 18 July 2004 09:45 CET | News

The world is rapidly shifting from cash and checks to electronic payments. POS terminals, as the interface between the consumer and the banking networks, are at the core of the movement.

Prior Mercator Advisory Group research investigated a variety of technologies driving the evolution of the black box at the checkout such as IP enablement, Contactless Cards, and RFID Tags. This report delves into the Global marketplace for POS Terminals and analyzes the regions and vendors that are implementing changes that are radically altering the shape of retail payments. The report explores issues affecting the industry in each of the major regions as well as in-depth coverage of significant developments from the major POS vendors. The report concludes with some observations based on the state of the payments industry as a whole. Highlights of this report include: - A macro view of the Global POS marketplace, assessing general issues per region - A discussion of the reasons for regional variation between North America and the Rest of the World - Analysis by each core region; North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific and LAC - A comprehensive overview of the three tiers of vendors, their products and services, as well as ‘significant others’; a section on interesting niche products - A concluding summary of the core issues that the POS industry is facing


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Categories: Payments & Commerce | Payments General
Countries: World
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Payments & Commerce