bhd | 30 July, 2012 12:12
Storefronts are beginning to fill up again in the Sacramento region as retailers backfill space that became empty during the Great Reset, according to second-quarter reports.
CBRE reported 213,435 square feet of vacant space was filled during the second quarter, which is a continuation of a positive trend. More than 410,000 of net gains were reported during the first half. So-called 'big box space' was a beneficiary, absorbing 135,000 square feet of new tenants, especially in Citrus Heights, where ethnic market Pacific Cost Company took the former Big Lots location on Greenback Lane.
bhd | 24 July, 2012 14:46
Retail Pro International is pleased to announce the updated listing for both generations of Retail Pro (9.2 and 8.6) on the validated payment applications list maintained by the PCI Security Standards Council.
Retail Pro 9.2 has been validated against the PA-DSS 2.0 requirements. As such it is available for both new and existing deployments to Retail Pro customers. Retail Pro 9.2 will adhere to the PA-DSS 2.0 requirements and remain valid for new and existing deployments until October 28, 2016, the expiration date associated with the PA-DSS 2.0 requirements.
Retail Pro 8.6 has been validated against the PA-DSS 1.2 requirements. As such it is also available for both new and existing deployments to Retail Pro customers, but does have a different expiry date than that of Retail Pro 9.2. Retail Pro 8.6 will remain valid under the PA-DSS 1.2 requirements until October 28, 2013, the expiration date for the PA-DSS 1.2 requirements. At such time Retail Pro 8.6 will be required to revalidate under the PA-DSS 2.0 requirements.
Note: As the PCI SSC is the governing body for validation all requests for proof Retail Pro's validation against the PA-DSS requirements will be directed the list of Validated Payment Applications on the PCI Security Standards web site at http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org or https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/approved_companies_providers/vpa_agreement.php.
bhd | 23 July, 2012 12:31
Mercury Payments Systems is experiencing technical issues with their network and are temporarily offline.
BHD has received a number of calls from customers who have Mercury as their credit card processor. With Mercury offline, we are unable to address the issues you are having, as they are directly related to Mercury being offline.
We have been in touch with Mercury; they are working diligently to resolve the issues. Please be patient and they will get their issues resolved as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our tech line at 916-368-1070.
bhd | 16 July, 2012 14:55
Visa and MasterCard agreed to settle a major lawsuit with retailers for $7.25 billion and agreed to let merchants impose a surcharge on those paying with credit cards, according to the San Francisco Business Times.
Visa's share of the settlement is $4.4 billion; MasterCard (NYSE: MA) will pay $790 million.
The settlement is expected to have widespread ramifications as shoppers are likely to find themselves paying extra fees at the checkout counter when paying with Visa or MasterCard credit cards. Previously, the card companies have forbidden the fees.
bhd | 12 July, 2012 15:14
Retail Pro, Inc. announced it will be including a fee of $500 in addition to the purchase price for the purchase of each site or seat of Retail Pro for versions V8.52 and below. The additional fee is considered a 'Discontinued Fee' as all software versions earlier than v8.60 do not meet PCI compliancy standards and therefore, will not be receiving any continuing enhancements or hot fixes.
Big Hairy Dog will continue to support customers with current Software Assurance who are running v8.52and below. If additional seats are needed, we highly recommend upgrading to one of the PCI compliant versions of v8.60 or v9.2. Compliancy requires the merchant to operate the latest version of software, in order to receive the latest security features which protects the consumer's personal information.
If you have any questions regarding the 'Discontinued Fee', please call your BHD rep at 800-377-7776.