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mPOS eBooks

mPOS: How it’s Revolutionizing Payments

Mobility is rocking the point-of-sale world. From line-busting to omnichannel marketing, it’s changing how retailers and restaurateurs do business. The payments branch of the POS world has not been isolated from mPOS and its effects. As margins shrink and the competition in merchant processing grows fierce, the payment industry is rushing to adopt tablet POS systems.

How Printer Software Technology is Evolving to accommodate mPOS

Point-of-sale (POS) is no longer limited to the traditional, fixed model. Merchants have tried and proven the benefits of mobility. They can complete payment transactions in-aisle or tableside and set up additional checkouts for line busting.

5 Ways Ergonomic mPOS Solutions for Large Retailers Increase Sales and Boost Customer Satisfaction

This ebook explains, in 5 ways, how an ergonomic mPOS solutions will increase sales and boost customer satisfaction. Todays consumers want a quick and easy checkout process with knowledgeable and helpful sales associates. For the seller, mPOS solutions are feature a small footprint with a quick and secure checkout process.

Technology eBooks

POS Software Vendor LimeOrder Offers Streamlined Cloud Printing with Star Micronics
Success Stories: LimeOrder Wins with Star's Android-Friendly POS Hardware & Tech Solutions

Explore how software vendor LimeOrder enhanced its cloud-based POS system by integrating with Star Micronics' Android-friendly software development kits (SDKs).

Different printer technologies by Star Micronics.
Star Micronics Technologies for Today's Market

In a constantly evolving POS landscape, your software deserves hardware that enhances its capabilities - not limits it. Star Micronics ensures your application stands out, helping you address customer demands, mitigate challenges, and drive sales by offering comprehensive POS solutions.

Differences and advantages of wired vs. wireless barcode scanners.
The Ultimate Guide to Barcode Scanner Types and Applications

This guide has everything you need to know about barcode scanners in one place. Discover the different types of barcode scanners and a brief history, as well as applications and evaluations required to consider when purchasing a barcode scanner. Reviewing this will ensure you make informed decisions when deciding what barcode scanner to buy for your business's success.

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An Independent Software Vendor's (ISV's) Guide to Star Printer SDKs

For ISVs navigating the complexities of printer integration, the path forward is often strewn with challenges. Get to know Star Micronics' range of software development kits (SDKs), each uniquely crafted to address these challenges and enhance your integration prowess.

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Technology Trends You Need to Implement into your Wash-and-Fold or Laundromat Business

Whether you operate a traditional laundromat business, a wash-and-fold, or a dry cleaning service, you need to find a way to stand out from your competition, attract customers, build their loyalty, and grow revenues. To gain an edge, these industries need a different strategy. One of the most effective ways to stand out is by implementing modern technology to enhance customer experiences and keep them returning.

The complete POS solution, featuring the TSP143IV thermal receipt printer, EZDesk kiosk tablet stand, and wireless barcode scanner by Star Micronics.
Healthcare Goes High-Tech: How Technology is Solving Healthcare's Operational Challenges

Post-pandemic protocols, fewer available professionals, and an increased need for efficiency and accuracy are major healthcare pain points. Many in the industry have been suffering from burnout and exhaustion. But technology is available to help clear these hurdles, and this practical guide helps navigate the space.

The Growing Industry of Ghost Kitchens: The Tech You Need To Get Started

This ebook covers the essentials of starting a ghost kitchen and the technology restaurateurs will need to equip their new business with to get started.

Ghost Kitchens: A Growing Market Within The Restaurant Point Of Sale Space

This ebook provides insights to VARs on why more restaurateurs and entrepreneurs are utilizing ghost kitchen business models, and how they can leverage existing technology to assist those clients.

6 Crucial Technologies for Successful Curbside Service

With many restaurants and retailers adopting new methods to alleviate financial blows from the global pandemic, curbside service has rapidly become a popular addition to numerous businesses—and it’s here to stay. However, no matter how modernized a business is, it’s all for naught if it is done incorrectly.

6 Technologies Resellers Need to Equip Retailers for Success

When the COVID-19 wave first began rippling across the globe, many underestimated the full impact it would have on retailers. Now that we are in the throes of it, we are finally recognizing how different the brand-new business climate that we’ve found ourselves in really is.

4 Restaurant Technology Challenges for the Next Decade

People are constantly seeking new and delicious ways to feed themselves and their families without spending the time and effort shopping, preparing, and cleaning up after a meal.

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The Value of Receipts: Printed and Digital

There’s no getting away from it: receipts hold great value and are an irrefutable part of everyday life. These small slips of paper clutter wallets, drawers, and shoe boxes; they lie crumpled in clothing pockets and are thrown haphazardly into filing cabinets. But nothing is worse than realizing the need to return an item or deduct a purchase on a tax return, only to find that the appropriate and much-needed receipt is nowhere to be found.

Is Your Restaurant Ready for the Online Ordering Trend? Ebook
Is Your Restaurant Ready for the Growing Online Ordering Trend?

Are you looking for a new way to grow your restaurant business? Consider online ordering. According to QSR Web, digital ordering is growing 300 percent faster than dine-in traffic, and analysts project in a few years, more restaurant sales will come from takeout, delivery, and other forms of off-premises dining than from customers who dine-in.

6 Reasons Why Developers Should Choose the StarPRNT SDK

Star Micronics is committed to ensuring that its solution provider partners remain at the cutting edge of implementing applications that reflect changing market trends. Constantly evolving technology requirements and the need to stay competitive is enough to keep any programming and development staff busy 24/7.

4 Elements of a Valuable ISV-Hardware Integration Partnership

Forming a successful partnership with a hardware vendor follows the same principles as any other type of beneficial business partnership. With so many hardware vendors to choose from — and many vying for you as an integration partner — it may not be clear which direction to take.

Solutions for Printing from Web Browser-Based Applications on iOS, Android, and Windows

This ebook covers the benefits of Star's WebPRNT and PassPRNT for POS technology providers. WebPRNT is easy to use, affordable, and compatible. PassPRNT is easily integrated with iOS, Apple, Android, or Web applications.

Why You Shouldn't Underestimate Coupons as a Promotional Tool

This ebook explains all the benefits coupons can bring to your business. You will learn the pros and cons of digital and print coupons and who uses coupons the most. The ebook also explains other uses for receipts and how Star Micronics brings value back to receipts.

Why BLE Thermal Printers are Ideal for DSD Applications

Direct store delivery (DSD), selling or distributing products directly to the point-of-sale (POS) or point-of-consumption (POC), is especially popular for food, drink, and other high-volume goods. Eliminating the “middlemen” in the supply chain is most efficient, especially when products have a short shelf life or are in high demand.

Hardware eBooks

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How To Create a Connected Workstation in 5 Easy Steps

Merchants in the hospitality industry need technology solutions to combat modern-day barriers to business. With a connected workstation that's easy to set up and fit within their workflow, resellers can reduce merchants' burden while providing future-proof technology in 5 easy steps!

The mG-T POS scale by Star Micronics is the ideal point of sale scale.
The Future-Proof Technology You Need To Create Connected Workstations For Your Industry

The hospitality industry is facing some of the most severe challenges they have ever encountered. With overhead and labor costs rising, online competition increasing, customer loyalty faltering, and labor being elusive, merchants need technology solutions to combat these barriers. This e-book explains how a connected workstation and its components can ease the burden merchants face now and in the future.

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Conquering Omnichannel Order Management with Cloud-Based Technology Solutions

Even before the global pandemic, studies have shown that consumers and merchants were pivoting to digital and mobile technologies. As consumers lean into new technologies, retail and restaurant brands must adapt and compete on multiple fronts to win and retain their customers.

The Complete Guide to Cannabis Point of Sale & Accessories

Discover the solutions that dispensaries need to compete in today's booming market.

The Ultimate Guide to Accessorizing the Point of Sale

Discover the must-have POS accessories that can boost efficiency and profitability for any business.

Salon POS Software and Systems Buyer's Guide

Investing in a salon point-of-sale (POS) system is one of the best things you can do for your business, but with so many options on the market, how do you determine which POS hardware and software best suit your business needs and your budget?

How to Create the Perfect POS Solution for Your Fitness Center

A fitness center is a challenging environment for point-of-sale (POS) systems. There are staff schedules, members to track, classes to register for, and different areas of the facility that may need retail POS functionalities but don’t have the counter space to spare.

Restaurant Disaster Relief: Survive and Recover

When disaster strikes, how will your restaurant handle it?

3 Reasons why ISOs Must Become More than Merchant Service Providers

Independent sales organizations (ISOs) and member service providers (MSPs) are companies that have developed partnerships with certain financial institutions to provide services to merchants. In the past, this was enough. The market wasn’t as competitive, and business models were simple and effective.

Why You Should Leverage Kiosks for Self-Ordering in Hospitality

Self-service kiosks allow businesses to meet both consumer expectations and demand while growing the bottom line. Booths have been proven to help increase order size, improve accuracy, decrease labor costs, and more, which is why many restaurants are adopting this solution. As this tech takes off, ensure your business is positioned to capitalize on self-ordering applications.

Buyer's Guide: 5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Scale

Any retail, restaurant, or hospitality venue that sells items by weight needs a scale to protect its customers and business. Point-of-sale (POS) scales are used by different types of merchants that charge for their items by weight, including supermarkets, jewelers, coffee shops, self-service restaurants and buffets, butchers, candy stores, and more.

8 Features Kiosk Manufacturers Should Look for When Choosing Kiosk Printing Mechanisms

Kiosk manufacturers have a lot of components to fit inside an enclosure, and it can get pretty crowded in there. Among all of the internal components, the printer that produces the take away collateral is critical to the kiosk's success.

Man printing from mC-Print3 thermal receipt printer by Star Micronics.
The 5 Best Star Receipt Printers

Star Micronics has a full line of printers for every type of work environment, ranging from solutions for aesthetically-minded users looking for a stylish printer, to printers for merchants who need a more durable option.

A Guide to Selecting the Right Kiosk Printer

Self-service technology, including kiosks with kiosk printers, continues to increase in popularity in a wide range of vertical markets. Retailers of all types, as well as quick-service restaurants, gas stations, parking lots, casinos, telecommunications companies, banks, transportation providers, and other organizations are implementing these solutions.

How Resellers Can Cash in on Cannabis Point of Sale

Star's solutions for the cannabis retail markets, including the CD3-1616, mC-Scales, TSP650II, and more!

Calling All Hospitality ISVs: Provide a Reliable iOS Device for Receipt Printer Connection

ISVs should focus on a reliable iOS device because there are a lot of possible faults when it comes to WLAN and Bluetooth connections. As well, there are many benefits to using a USB connection for POS devices and receipt printers.

Software eBooks

POS Software and Systems Buyer's Guide

Investing in a point-of-sale (POS) system is one of the best things you can do for your business, but with so many options on the market, how do you determine which POS hardware and software best suit your business needs and budget? This guide can help you get on the right path to finding the perfect POS system for your business.

Dry Cleaning POS Software Checklist: 10 Things Not to Compromise On

Your dry cleaning business must operate efficiently and profitably to succeed in this highly competitive market. So it stands to reason that when you are considering new point of sale (POS) software for your business, that you would settle for nothing less than the solution that allows you to operate most efficiently and maximize profits.


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Health and Safety Solutions Brochure

Star offers a range of contactless solutions and health and safety products to keep your business squeaky clean and your customers feeling confident when returning to your brick-and-mortar locations.

Modern Hardware for Payment Solutions

Read more about how Star Micronics solutions are leading the payments industry.

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Quick Guide: How to Select Your Kiosk Printer

Searching for a kiosk printer but not quite sure what you need? This quick guide will help you select the right printer for your specific use case.

Star Micronics' Product Catalog

Whether you're looking to add to your point-of-sale (POS) or unify your entire POS with the whole bundle, Star Micronics has solutions for all your POS needs. Download our full product catalog to find thermal receipt, label, and kiosk printers, cash drawers, 1D/2D barcode scanners, tablet enclosures, display stands, and other POS peripherals.

Retail Solutions Brochure

Read more about how Star Micronics solutions are leading the retail industry.

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Labeling Solutions Brochure

Read more about how Star Micronics solutions are leading the labeling industry.

Hospitality Solutions Brochure

Read more about how Star Micronics full solutions are leading the food and hospitality industries.

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Cannabis Solutions Brochure

Read more about how Star Micronics products are leading the cannabis industry.

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Star Micronics' Kiosk Printer Solutions

Take a new look at Star Micronics' kiosk printer solutions. Featuring open-frame printers, looping presenters, and more!

Case Studies

Case Study featuring East Meats West, ClearTEQ, and Star Micronics.
Star Micronics & ClearTEQ Provide Optimal POS Solution to Specialty Market East Meats West

East Meats West, an independent specialty frozen meat market in Alberta, Canada, had major challenges with its existing point-of-sale (POS) system provider. Downtime and inefficient support affected operations and profitability. The owners needed an affordable, easy-to-use, cloud-based solution that provided flexibility in management and could handle growth as their business expanded - and they needed it fast!

Star Micronics Receipt Printer Integrates with Fatwood Barbeque Food Truck for a Sweet Mobile POS Solution

When looking for the best BBQ in town, residents near Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico turn to Fatwood Barbeque, a restaurant and food truck. After facing bottleneck and ordering issues, they turned to Star Micronics and Addmi for a POS solution.

UBMe and Star Micronics Serve Up Success to C&H Hawaiian Grill with Curbside Pickup Solution

Since their current third-party ordering services did not have a solution for curbside pickup, and many of their orders were still call-ins, C&H knew they needed another solution. That’s where UBMe and Star Micronics come in.

Technology from UBMe Transforms Restaurant Curbside Operations

Restaurateurs continue to be nimble and creative by searching for solutions that cater to the current environment by turning to solutions like UBMe. A social, mobile tech company, UBMe uses patented communication technology to help businesses better connect to, transact with, and understand their customers. UBMe offers a free app that allows local users to discover and interact with businesses such as restaurants.

Celerant and Star Offer Safeside Tactical a Solution to Increase Profits and Effortlessly Meet Federal Regulations

Safeside Tactical is a family-owned, federally licensed manufacturer and firearms dealer specializing in clothing, ammunition, and firearms sales. Quickly growing out of its humble beginnings, Safeside Tactical drew in more business every day, to the point where customers lined up at the doors before opening hours. Due to their success, they moved to a larger location to meet increasing demand.

Bagels n’ Cream Partners with KitchenHub and Star to Offer Streamlined Online Ordering and Delivery

Bagels n’ Cream started using four tablets in their restaurant with no printers. Each tablet received incoming orders that were then handwritten to a checkbook, causing major time loss in preparing orders and calculating costs. Restaurant management knew they needed a solution to handle pre-pandemic high customer demand, as well as to simply survive once the pandemic hit.

Famous Belgian Waffle Company Serves Up Better Customer Experiences

Wafels & Dinges, best known for its delicious Belgian waffles that come with a variety of options for toppings, has been in business since 2007, and since expanded to over 15 locations. Originally selling from a single food truck, the authentic award-winning Belgian waffle vendor has made a name for itself in its home of New York City, even appearing alongside Al Roker on the Today Show.

Pythian Market Improves Customer Experience with CloudPRNT from Star Micronics

In downtown New Orleans, Pythian Market stands as a celebration of the spirted and creative community it serves. As a gathering place for locals and travelers alike, Pythian Market features local food purveyors, locally-sourced food and art, and delectable craft beverages.

Star Micronics Partners with Flash Order to Transform the Cafeteria Ordering Experience

Cafeterias play a vital role in hospital and university settings. They provide students, patients, and staff with quick, nutritious meals to keep them energized throughout the day in an environment where cooking your own food is not a viable option.

Greene Street Expands to a Greene Neighborhood

From its origins as a small consignment shop in the ’90s that sold a hodgepodge of furniture, clothing, appliances, and more, Greene Street has evolved into the multi-location franchise it is today, spanning across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Taste of Asia & MoCA Mix it Up with Online Ordering, Star Micronics's Printers

TOA (Taste of Asia) Asian Fusion is a family-owned Asian restaurant that is known for its sushi, poke bowls, and delicious dumplings. The restaurants are a popular institution in Long Island, NY, with the first location opening three years ago and expanding to two additional restaurants in neighboring towns.

CASA Cleaners Leverages Sudzy POS Software with Star Micronics Printers for a Spotless Operation

When Jordan Wachtell first acquired NYC-based CASA Cleaners, the goal was to provide many more customers in the Manhattan area with eco-friendly dry cleaning services that are 100% safe and non-toxic. By utilizing the newest cleaning machines, POS systems, and printing technology, CASA Organic Dry Cleaners has become the fastest growing laundry and organic dry cleaning services in New York City.

Dry Point Distillers Installs Nobly EPOS to Manage Bustling Tasting Room

Dry Point Distillers is a craft micro-distillery in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The company started as a hobby and evolved into a business that produces top-notch spirits and cocktails, served at a hickory bar in Dry Point’s small tasting room in Mesilla. The craft distiller produces spirits in tiny batches, all made by hand, incorporating local farm-to-table ingredients like honey mesquite pods, fresh red chile from the valley, and prickly pear fruits from local ditch banks.

Wings Pizza n Things Manages High-Volume Sales, Has a Reliable Total Solution with Paradise POS

Wings Pizza n Things needed a point-of-sale (POS) solutions provider with the innovative technology to handle high-volume sales alongside reliable hardware solutions from Star Micronics.

Have Card, Will Travel: MBTA Introduces Mobiles Credit Card Payments Option

Keolis Commuter Service (Keolis) operates the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) rail system, the fifth largest in North America. The MBTA and Keolis recently expanded their partnership to align through incentives and global best practices increases to revenue and ridership. As a component of this directive, the rail operator recognized a need for better insight into ticket and revenue numbers than what the MBTA’s paper ticket system provided.

The Bang Candy Store Gets a Sweet Deal from Cohub and Star Micronics

When Sarah Souther experienced a handmade marshmallow for the first time, it sparked a curiosity for the confectionary arts and a desire to experiment with flavors. Soon after, she discovered an affinity for candy creation and launched The Bang Candy Company, an artisan marshmallow company specializing in high-end sweets. As the company expanded its flavors and creations, it grew in popularity. But, the need to streamline its inventory management and checkout processes also grew.

Restaurant Opening is Rescued with MobileBytes iPad POS and Star Printer

Charlton’s Grill and Tap is known for jumbo wings crisply prepared with various homemade sauces and rubs. When Bob Charlton purchased the restaurant, he discovered that the point-of-sale (POS) system hadn’t been adequately maintained. He knew he needed a cloud-based POS with printers that required zero IT support, and he needed it fast.

SeatNinja and Star Micronics Empower Full Service Restaurants to Deliver VIP Diner Experience

SeatNinja is a software solution that allows full-service restaurants to connect with guests and consistently provide VIP diner experiences. Read how the company teamed up with Star Micronics to provide restaurants with a quick and easy way to inform servers about guest details and preferences.

TallySoft Retail Management Software and Star Printers Equip Specialty Retailers to Enhance Customer Experience

Specialty retailers face more competition from big-box and e-commerce businesses than ever before. To keep up, they are exploring technology options that support efficient, profitable operations while simultaneously delighting customers with outstanding shopping experiences. TallySoft’s Retail Management system, TallySales™, is strategically designed to deliver both.

NuShop Partners with Star Micronics to Revolutionize Online Ordering for SMB Restaurants and Retailers

When it comes to point-of-sale (POS) and online ordering technology, it can be difficult for small and medium sized businesses (SMB) to compete with the resources of large chain competitors. Gone are the days where it was enough to have an in-store POS system. In today’s omnichannel marketplace, it’s imperative for restaurants and retailers to have a website.

3B Apps Chooses Apple MFi-Certified Star Micronics Printers Giving SMB Restaurants a Competitive Edge

3B Apps provides affordable mobile apps for small and medium-sized restaurants, enhancing customer convenience with mobile ordering. To ensure seamless service, they sought a reliable printer solution certified for use with Apple iOS devices, preventing kitchen staff from missing or failing to print orders.

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