Serving thousands of customers worldwide, APG Cash Drawer powers cash management solutions across a wide range of global industries and verticals. Whether it’s our general application cash drawer, custom designed solutions, or the SMARTtill® Cash Management Solution, our products and brand are differentiated by our ability to deliver innovative technologies that globally enhance efficiency and security at the point of sale. To learn more about APG’s products, visit our website or call 763-571-5000. Stay updated on our products by following us on Twitter, Facebook , Instagram or LinkedIn.
APG has built a reputation as the supplier of choice for cash management solutions for retail, grocery, hospitality, and quick serve for thousands of customers in over 90 countries. For 40 years, APG Cash Drawer has been committed developing durable and dependable cash drawers while utilizing the latest technology. We don’t just build cash drawers, provide solutions for the retail environment to deliver superior customer service and shopping experiences.
Why Choose APG Cash Drawer
The retail industry is a favorite target of cyber attackers. Hackers know a successful attack on a retailer can give them access to the data of thousands or even millions of payment cardholders. Cyber criminals can sell that data for a tidy profit to other criminals on the dark web who use it for fraud, identity theft, and phishing attacks. Cyber crime is big business; it’s projected to cause damages of $6 trillion by 2021 on organizations of all types and sizes.
Without a marketing strategy, it’s difficult to target your message to customers about how you can support their business needs and goals. The more you hone the message, the better customers understand the value you provide, which gives them an incentive to engage and transact with you.
As a new, lighter POS approach emerges, Point of Sale (POS) solutions no longer have to depend on PCs to operate. Depending on a system’s configuration, the new POS model can leverage thin clients such as tablets and handhelds, giving the cashier the freedom to transact business at the point of decision.
Cash Still Rules. It takes money to make money. This old adage certainly holds true for businesses that process cash transactions. Cash costs U.S. businesses $55 billion yearly. While most of that is due to theft, the figure also includes time spent on processing, counting and transporting bills and coins.
As cash-handling industries such as retail and food service evolve, cost-efficient ways to process cash are a must. Mechanical and manual methods no longer adequately support businesses, as evidenced by the $50 billion of retail revenue lost yearly to theft. ISVs that integrate intelligent cash management solutions such as cash recyclers into their solutions help clients meet tough challenges, protect their businesses, and improve their chances at longterm success.
As a new, lighter point of sale (POS) approach emerges, POS solutions no longer require PCs to operate. Depending on a system’s configuration, the new POS model can leverage thin clients such as tablets, handhelds, and IP-enabled cash drawers to bring flexibility and convenience to in-store transactions.
Now that point of sale (POS) solutions no longer have to depend on PCs to operate, businesses have a wide range of options to set up their systems. Retailers, restaurateurs and hospitality operators can take advantage of standalone IP- enabled components to choose whatever configuration best suits their business objectives and customer needs.
The need for PC-centric POS solutions is waning as a more flexible model emerges. Leveraging cloud and mobile technologies, this model supports thin client and IP-enabled components such as cash drawers and printers.
As a new, lighter POS approach emerges,solutions no longer depend on PCs to operate. This opens significant opportunities for ISVs to help clients weigh options and make decisions. And in helping their customers, ISVs will help themselves.
Erik Metzdorf knows what it’s like to be a victim of your own success. When his food truck, Metzy’s Taqueria, rolled onto the streets of Newburyport, MA, in spring 2014, a line of customers wanting to buy tacos and burritos wrapped around the block. While it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to fulfill an order, customers were forced to wait much longer.
In his vision for Fortina Italian restaurants, Rob Krauss saw a perfect combination of hospitality with expedience. His hostesses and servers would work in tandem to deliver service with a smile, with tableside orders going directly to the kitchen to accelerate food preparation and minimize waits. Customer information would be captured and stored for follow-up marketing.
A job well done brings many rewards, and if you’re in the business of developing and installing POS software, rewards can come in the form of customer referrals. Such was the case when Revel Systems got an inquiry to replace the cash registers at a San Francisco craft beer store with an iPad-based POS solution and APG cash drawers.
APG Cash Drawer, LLC
5250 Industrial Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55421
Phone: (763) 571-5000
Fax: (763) 571-5771
Contact: Robert Daugs
Cyber attacks often target retailers because retailers process a lot of personal data from payment cards that can be used for identity theft, fraud and other nefarious purposes. This puts a lot of pressure on retailers to maintain a strong security posture, and a big part of that is to properly configure your firewalls.
No one likes to use passwords, but they are critical to securing access to systems with valuable business data. Retailers, like any other business, should require passwords as part of their security policies to protect POS systems, backroom applications, customer databases, and any other business system.
In addition to POS applications sold as SaaS products there are many add-ons which can create recurring revenue: Loyalty/Rewards, Above-store Reporting, Data Security, Online Ordering and more.
Barring some unforeseen event, retailers have lots of reasons to feel positive as we head into the new year. The economy is good, consumer confidence is high and retail is stronger than might be expected, considering the often-repeated predictions of a retail apocalypse.
Delivering a positive customer support experience is a must for any business looking to keep customers for the long term. For POS ISVs who maintain relationships with multiple hardware vendors, this can get tricky because it requires tight coordination with the partners.
POS ISVs looking to boost brand recognition often turn to hardware manufacturers to get their solutions to market. Partnerships to integrate ISV solutions with hardware are one of the most effective ways to create a market for your software.
POS resellers are essential to a vendor’s strategy to target its products to the right market. Without the benefit of channel partnerships, vendors would be hard-pressed to gain brand mindshare.
Partnerships between POS ISVs and resellers provide mutual benefits: They help ISVs scale the distribution of their software solutions while opening opportunities for VARs to add value for their customers.
APG Cash Drawer relies on the indirect sales channel to get our products and solutions into the hands of our end user customers. This involves working with software developers, distributors, POS resellers, and OEMs to ensure our products and services deliver maximum value.
Employers are still coming to terms with how to accommodate the work habits of millennials. You remember Millennials, the generation that reached adulthood around 2000 and brought a fair amount of change. They prefer flexible hours, have a strong sense of work/life balance, and want to be rewarded for their work with clear career advancement opportunities.