You do all the right things for your small business: You provide exceptional customer support, have a quality product, genuinely care about your customers and have worked hard to exceed their expectations. But one thing you might not have thought about yet is point-of-sale security and how it can affect your relationship with your customers.
A security breach can happen to the best of us; in fact, it has. Hackers have successfully broken into POS systems for stores like Subway, Target and Neiman Marcus. It’s a common occurrence, and we’re not always surprised to hear about another big company losing sensitive customer data to hackers.
As a respected small business owner, you can’t afford to lose the trust of your customers. Put security systems in place now to protect your customers’ valuable information and your business’ reputation.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has recommended a series of guidelines for merchants to help keep their point-of-sale systems safe. Keep these security practices in mind.