Point-of-Sale Systems in the Spotlight at Wi10

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Booksellers looking for a better understanding of their current point-of-sale system and those looking for a new one are encouraged to attend the Winter Institute’s “Roundtable Discussion on POS Systems,” to be held on Wednesday, February 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., in the Grove Park Inn’s Heritage Ballroom B.

The roundtable discussions will allow users of a particular POS system to share questions, experiences, and insights. The discussions will led by an independent booksellers who uses a particular system, including Jill Miner of Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, Michigan, on Anthology; Wendy Hudson of Nantucket Book Partners in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on Basil; Shawn Wathen of Chapter One Book Store in Hamilton, Montana, on Booklog; Cathy Langer of Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, on Computac; Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on IBID; and Andy Perham of Books Inc. in San Francisco, California, on WordStock.

In addition, representatives from Anthology, Basil, Booklog, and IBID will be available at the Winter Institute’s Consultation Station, open in the Grove Park Inn’s Skyline Room on Tuesday, February 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Among the topics to be discussed will be the credit card industry’s transition to EMV chip card technology. By October of this year, all retailers will need to be equipped with EMV chip card technology or potentially be held liable for fraudulent purchases.

Watch for more information on the transition to EMV technology in next week’s edition of Bookselling This Week.