The Point of Sale News welcomes guest posts and blogs.
Some guidelines for input:
The primary audience consists of people looking for a solution. They are practical people and most interested in reading about how a POS system or ancillary product actually solved a problem. They are less interested in reading about the wonders or technical details of a new product itself.
An article or case study should be about an end-user application of the product or service. It should illustrate how they are using it successfully and what benefits they are receiving.
A few lines about the vendor who installed the system or product (if applicable), and another few lines about the the manufacturer of the product can be added at the end of the article. Both links can be included and should open in a new window.
Details on the hardware and software are required. (Models and version numbers). Articles should run roughly 750 to 1,500 words. Case studies can run even more. The article or case study should be new or freshened. Search engines don't like to see the same content on multiple websites.
There can be links for the VAR's website, vendor, end-user, a YouTube video, etc in the article from our page to their websites.
Consider adding quotes from the various parties. Remember the focus is on how to do something - or offering information to educate the user. This is not a place for blatant self promotion. Avoid jargon and slang. Do not disparage others. Do not over stuff the post with links.
Once it is published, promotion of the article on your "In The News" page, is recommended. (Square does a beautiful job at this on their News page: https://squareup.com/news)
Photos must be included. These should be low resolution - up to about 100k per image. Smartphone photos are generally acceptable.
(If your photos are too large, one simple technique (on a Windows PC) to reduce them is to display them on your screen, then use the Print Screen button to capture the image. Then open Paint (usually found in All Programs -> Accessories) , and PASTE (CTRL-V) the image into Paint.
From there, use the clipping feature to cut the image out and save it as a JPEG file. It will usually be about the right size.
On a Mac you can do the same thing by using Ctrl + Shift + 4 to clip a screen shot and then rename it with Preview. The size usually compacts very well. )
If you send us the link to a YouTube video, we can embed that in the article.
Feel free to run some ideas by us.
Article Samples (some of these were written by our independent writers others are guest posts):
To submit or inquire about a Guest Post, please email us here.