Jul
10
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We have a confession. A quick straw poll of the office revealed that only one of us has ever actually used our phone to buy anything in a shop, and even then this happened only once. Given that we day and daily spend our time building the next generation of retail POS software this a pretty dire...
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Jun
11
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Conference season has passed in a blur with Google I/O and Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference wrapping up in the last two weeks and while there were no big device announcements, mobile payments just became very very real. In fact Apple Pay will be coming to AirPOS in the summer! Read on for...
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Android POS
Apple Wallet
May
27
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It’s just a couple of weeks until Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) on June 8th in San Francisco. Normally at this time of the year, Apple geeks the world over are waiting with baited breath for the latest innovation or game changing development to emerge from Cupertino and take over...
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May
6
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Starbucks have long since been light-years ahead of their competition in technology terms, blazing a trail with things like in-store wifi, possibly the world’s most advanced loyalty scheme and even pushing the future with initiatives like wireless charging and selling the Square reader in their...
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Apr
16
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As Ebay and Amazon prepare to shutter their webstore products for small retailers, it begs a couple of questions. Firstly why and secondly why are they both doing this at almost the same time? At AirPOS we’re striving to provide what’s now become known as an omni-channel platform to our retail...
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Feb
17
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And you thought pancakes were the best thing about today. In a world's first our payment partners at iZettle have announced iZettle Lite, the world's first free chip and pin reader. Now you can take debit and credit cards at no up front cost, and fully integrated with your AirPOS POS...
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Jan
26
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We're excited to announce or latest payment integration on AirPOS with iZettle joining the our existing partners PayPal Here and Payleven on the iPad platform. This one's a little different though! Our new iZettle integration is our first full in-app integration with no app switching! That's...
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Nov
24
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AirPOS are proud to say that we are the only cloud POS company supporting all three of the major mobile payments companies in the UK!
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Nov
7
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So the Dublin Web Summit has finally mushroomed from the quaint and navigable event we went to three years ago to a sprawling all encompassing celebration of all things tech. Even a quick glance at the list of countries on the multitude of exhibition stands confirms; this is now a global event...
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Jul
31
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Ferguson Flowers is a family run florist, established in 1939 in the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Prior to AirPOS, the sales management software Ferguson Flowers relied on “lacked very basic features” and was not giving any sort of real business insight according to Michael...
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Jun
30
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Located in Belfast’s Wellington Place and Newry’s Francis Street, Pure Running is one of the leading specialist running and walking shoe retailers in Ireland. But why AirPOS? Aware that traditional ePOS systems were outdated, Owner of Pure Running, Michael Jenkins realised how...
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POS
ePOS
Point of Sale
AirPOS
Pure Running
Jun
25
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For such a large city the pace of life in Frankfurt is sedate. The city is quiet and calm, despite the multitude of people and traffic constantly passing through its tramline sliced streets. The place is a tonic; a picturesque example of 21st century living where street markets intersect...
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May
22
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Throughout February and March, we ran a competition to win a Google Nexus 7 fully loaded with AirPOS. Pete Jones from the Eden Centre was our lucky winner and a few weeks on, we thought we’d catch up with him to see how AirPOS is helping him in The Eden Centre.  Situated in South Wales,...
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May
13
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Small retailers who think analysing data is only important for larger retailers should think again… Deciphering sales trends, customer information and utilising retail data is a strategy that all retailers should must employ. Technology has created smarter shoppers – it’s time to become...
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POS
Retail
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Apr
30
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Turtle SOS are a non-profit association dedicated to the protection of marine turtles and their habitat in Cabo Verde (Africa), the world’s third most important nesting area for loggerhead turtles. In the summer of 2007, two very concerned individuals - Juan Blanco and Jacquie Cozens were both...
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ePOS
POS
Point of Sale
Mobile POS
Mobile Point of Sale
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Shopkeeper
Turtlesos
Apr
14
We were very privileged to be asked to speak at the ‘Add To Basket’ Conference in Dublin just over a week ago, an event organised by IBEC Retail Skillnet in association with Retail Ireland to highlight the urgent need for retailers with a physical presence in Ireland to get a larger share of the country’s growing online market. Watch our very own Marketing Manager, Aaron Flanagan deliver a presentation describing the benefits trading online currently offers.
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Retail Ireland
AirPOS
E-commerce
Add to Basket
Apr
8
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You may have read our post a little while back regarding the potentially catastrophic shut down of Windows XP support and what this means for retailers using Windows XP for POS. If not you can find the article at the following link Is Windows XP POS’ Ticking Time Bomb?  So today is the...
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POS in a Box
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Apr
4
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Throughout February and March, we ran a competition to win a Google Nexus 7 fully loaded with AirPOS for Android and the results are in folks! Before we announce the lucky winner, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part - the response was great. Technology has created...
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POS
Win
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Edencentre
Mar
31
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We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of ePOS Pack - Europe’s first and most affordable complete mobile POS, Payments and Hardware Package starting from only £700! ePOS Pack is an out-of-the-box mobile POS and payments package that includes everything you need to run your...
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POS
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Mobile POS
Mobile Payment
Mar
27
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Located in Larne, The Black Knight Gaming Centre is a great place for gamers of all ages and abilities to meet, play and form friendships with like minded folk. But why AirPOS? Well The Black Knight Gaming Centre needed a truly joint up ePOS and e-commerce multichannel sales solution that was...
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ePOS
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Mobile
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Mar
13
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You may or may not know RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo.) If you don’t it’s the UK’s largest and most forward thinking retail technology trade event held in March at Earl’s Court in that sweet city of London.  This year RBTE was a little bit different. On our...
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Feb
20
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Rockflower combines retail and vending of fresh flowers! Located in the forecourt of London Blackfriars station, Rockflower is an exciting flower buying experience that offers both a retail outlet and a vending machine of designer, affordable flower bouquets - 24 hours a day, seven days a...
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ePOS
POS
Mobile
Vending
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AirPOS
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Android
Rockflower
Jan
22
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Born in South Brazil, Cintia Gough moved to England in February 2000 having had big success with craft fairs in Brazil. With a passion for all things handmade and her love of jewellery, Cintia opened Jeanie Jewellery in Newport, Shropshire selling bespoke handmade jewellery and accessories to...
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ePOS
POS
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Shopkeeper
Android
Mobile POS
Jeanie Jewellery
Jan
13
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On the day that Belfast is unveiled as the UK’s happiest city we are proud to say that AirPOS was featured in both the Observer newspaper and the Guardian Online this week as being among the UK’s hottest start ups. This made us smile :) (like most people in Belfast it seems…) 
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Dec
16
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It’s during this Holiday season that we take an extra moment to reflect on the past year and express our thanks. Whilst it’s great to think about the good things that’ve happened at AirPOS this year - from launching the Advanced Package with an array of new features, releasing the new...
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Retail
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Shopkeeper
POS
Android
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AirPOS
Mobile
Nov
27
Mobile ePOS is no longer a concept, but a reality. Belfast-based software company AirPOS today announced that the PayPal Here chip and PIN card reader, and PayPal payments via PayPal’s consumer app for smartphones, are now available with the AirPOS software platform: a first for European...
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Nov
14
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The Roasted Road Coffee, located in Ballincollig, Cork is a cafe with a difference - it features a drive-thru window allowing customers to grab a coffee on-the-go. Perfect if you need a pick-me-up as you head to work - or a calming drink for afterwards! But why AirPOS? Aware that traditional...
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ePOS
Shopkeeper
POS
Android
Roasted Road Coffee
AirPOS
Mobile
Nov
6
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So we got this in the (virtual) post this afternoon… Hi  I was trialing this software in the hopes that i could convince my employer to see the light and hopefully adopt this amazingly well though out and easy to use software. Unfortunately my employer is a bit old fashioned and is not...
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Oct
30
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Founded in 2012, Flavour Vapour has rapidly grown and now supports thousands of people in their efforts to make Vaping an alternative to smoking. Prior to AirPOS, Flavour Vapour had invested lots of time and money into other systems and resources, only to find that they didn’t work. Coupled...
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ePOS
Shopkeeper
POS
AirPOS
Flavour Vapour
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Mobile
Oct
3
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There’s an awful lot of anti-Microsoft feeling around out there at the minute. Now granted a lot of it has been self-inflicted what with the Surface debacle, games consoles that spy on their owners, buying Nokia and the 25m inside agent etc. Not that they’ve exactly been popular in...
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Sep
5
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Who do Voodoo, I can do what you do?  Opened in October 2011, The Voodoo Bar in Belfast is a mystical and fascinating place. In it’s dimly lit corners, patrons can find great Cajun food, rare beers, music from rock to Irish folk and beyond and of course great hospitality.  But why AirPOS?...
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Retail
Bar
Voodoobar
Shopkeeper
Belfast
POS
AirPOS
Aug
6
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Opened in November 2012, Rubis Coffee Lounge & Bar provide high quality coffee made by professionally trained baristas during the day and offer some great world beers, wines and cocktails in the evening. Based in West Kirby on the Wirral, Rubis isn’t just a Coffee Lounge & Bar...
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ePOS
Shopkeeper
POS
AirPOS
Rubis
Jul
2
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Originally started in 1999 by Graham Simmonds, goto iT specialise in computer repairs, support and custom builds for homes and businesses in and around Bristol. But why AirPOS? Well prior to recording sales on AirPOS, goto iT were using Copper Point of Sales Software but needed a solution that...
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ePOS
Shopkeeper
GotoiT
POS
AirPOS
Jun
27
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We are extremely excited to announce that we’ll be launching the much anticipated Advanced Package and releasing the redesigned AirPOS backoffice next week. The Advanced Package includes a new extended sales reporting suite, payment integrations, enhanced stock management, customer capture...
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Jun
21
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So you may or may not be aware of Digital Circle. If you’re in Northern Ireland and have even a brief flirtation with technology, start ups, film, music, entrepreneurship or sailing (don’t ask) then you’re probably in the loop. Of course the influence extends beyond our borders...
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Jun
5
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Cafe2U, pioneer of the mobile cafe industry and the UK’s premier mobile coffee franchise system, is a mobile cafe van with all of the safety and quality features of a regular brick and mortar café on the road. The idea, like all great ones, is simple: bring the coffee to the...
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Retail
ePOS
Shopkeeper
Cafe2U
Darlington
Mobile
Android
May
9
John Lunn from PayPal gives a fascinating insight into the changing landscape for small retailers at the Next Web conference, and of course talks up AirPOS as being part of the change!
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May
7
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Sarah Whiteley’s surf school, Walking on Waves, is based on Saunton Beach in North Devon right between Croyde and Braunton. After years at the top of the competitive surfing game (British and European Champion), Sarah decided to return to her roots and give something back to the sport. But...
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ePOS
Shopkeeper
Walking on Waves
Apr
23
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We might make retail software systems, but we’re customers too! There follows a tale of what happens when the machine is in charge, and out of control. In short half a day of frustration and a farcical sales process. Names have been removed to protect the innocent… At AirPOS...
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Apr
18
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Here at AirPOS we love a good tablet, be it the iPad or Android, there’s nothing better than a simple little computer that can be made to do hugely powerful things, like say, operate a complete Point-of-Sale system for retail shops.  As these devices grow in capability, get ever enhanced...
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Windows RT
Apr
12
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Established in 2013 and located in Inverness, Highland Bottle Shop is a locally owned independent off licence that serves hard to find craft beers, small batch spirits, whisky and wine to the local community. Highland Bottle Shop really needed an ePOS solution that was both easy to manage and...
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ePOS
Shopkeeper
Highland Bottle Shop
Mar
7
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When you tell a Barcelona native that they have a beautiful city a curious thing occurs. They simply nod as if to say, “Obviously.” And of course they are right. Barcelona is quite simply a work of extraordinary art made large. From the architecture to the streets, from the fountains...
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22
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AirPOS and PayPal Here team up to bring mobile payment processing capability to UK retailers of all sizes, out of the box. Let’s face it, processing card payments in the UK and Europe has always been a pain and it’s not been getting any easier. Unnecessary bureaucracy, baffling...
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AirPOS
ePOS
Payment
Mobile Payment
Point of Sale
Android
PayPal Here
Mobile World Congress
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Jan
22
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In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding all things AirPOS including case studies, tutorial videos, demos, interviews and so much more to the AirPOS YouTube Channel. As the features develop and evolve, we’ll have more to share so keep checking back regularly, post comments, ask questions,...
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Nov
23
Build
Organised by the extremely talented (and all round great guy), Andy McMillan, Build isn’t just a design conference — it’s a festival that brings together a community of creative, likeminded folk. It’s a weeklong extravaganza of learning, listening, watching, creating and of course, drinking...
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Crafty Devil
Andy McMillan
Nov
5
Throughout the month of October, AirPOS ran a competition to win a Casio VX-100 fully loaded with AirPOS. Well, you’ll be glad to know that the results are in folks. But before we announce the lucky winner, we would like to say a big thank you to everybody who signed up in October. The response...
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POS
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Retail
Sep
28
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Dream of running your own shop? Great, but due to the current economic climate, the reality is more of a nightmare for most. In fact, almost 60% of businesses fail in the first twelve months. Hard to believe I know, but fear not. Small, independent businesses are the lifeblood of any community...
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ePOS
Casio
VX-100
Retail
Independent
High Street
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Win
Sep
19
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So we’re fresh on the train after the Vendorcom Thought Leadership event on payments in Brighton. And our hearts are sinking a little we must admit. We’ve just come from the Vendorcom event at the lovely home of Brighton and Hove Albion FC, fresh from a series of presentations that suggested that...
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Retail
Mobile
Mobile Payment
Mobile Point of Sale
Multichannel
Vendorcom
EPOS
Ecommerce
Sep
6
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We’ve all unfolded a few notes, counted our loose change, used debit or credit cards and even written a check or two at some point…of sale. However there’s a major transformation happening with our relationship toward money, a transformation enabled by the arrival of mobile payments. The...
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Retail
Payments
Mobile
Mobile Payment
Multichannel
Smartphones
AirPOS
Aug
1
Over the past few years, anyone who has watched the developments in the retail industry will have seen the massive surge in importance for retailers to operate on, integrate with, and sell on multiple channels. Shoppers today are shifting from a single shopping approach to a multichannel...
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Retail
EPOS
Webstore
Ecommerce
Jul
4
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My first real job in technology was at a small record label called Bright Star Records at the time when Napster was causing irreparable damage to the record industry by giving away music to the masses, for free. The effect of this was devastating. Music suddenly became valueless, in monetary...
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Independent Retail Month
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Jun
12
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Last night we had a hardware guy visiting us in town, and of course the conversation turned to Apple and the imminent WWDC and what might be unveiled. The hardware guy was somewhat selling his new ePOS systems as ‘the Apple of ePOS’ i.e. nice curves, no bevels, great touchscreen....
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Jun
6
More AirPOS video tomfoolery on the new ViewTV Channel for Belfast. Here we’re talking up breaking the retail industry (in a good way.) Enjoy :) http://viewtv.co.uk/belfast/airpos/
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Belfast
May
25
So tomorrow sees the implementation of the cookie rule for e-commerce websites. Summarised it means that essentially website providers (and e-commerce stores in particular) need to get customers permission to store cookies on their machine and that this must be made clear to the customer. The...
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May
14
Wanna know all about how AirPOS is changing the ePOS industry and how a 17-year-old developer from Northern Ireland created the software on the world’s first Android ePOS device? Hear CEO Martin Neil talk about what we do in this short video.
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Android
ePOS
Apr
23
We at AirPOS love our customers. That’s why when you told us you wanted our £3.99 Android Application free – we listened! As of the 20th April, the app has been free to download from the Android Marketplace. Yea, that’s right - nada, zilch, FREE for the whole enchilada! And why? Because at...
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ePOS
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