21 episodes

Star Micronics has been a leader in point of sale and customer experience technology for retail, hospitality, and more for over 40 years–and we started a podcast to prove it. Hosted by Brianna
Moriarty, Star’s Partner Development Manager, the Rising Stars podcast is chock full of conversations with retail technology leaders discussing topics like innovative startups, point of sale best practices,
today’s leading technology, and emerging markets and trends. Join us as we take an informal, but deep dive into the solutions driving today’s business.

Rising Stars Star Micronics

    • Business
    • 4.2 • 10 Ratings

Star Micronics has been a leader in point of sale and customer experience technology for retail, hospitality, and more for over 40 years–and we started a podcast to prove it. Hosted by Brianna
Moriarty, Star’s Partner Development Manager, the Rising Stars podcast is chock full of conversations with retail technology leaders discussing topics like innovative startups, point of sale best practices,
today’s leading technology, and emerging markets and trends. Join us as we take an informal, but deep dive into the solutions driving today’s business.

    Recapping NRF 2022

    Recapping NRF 2022

    In this episode of the Rising Stars podcast, join us for a recap of retail’s biggest show of the year, NRF. Host Brianna Moriarty interviews Michael Flores, Channel Sales Manager at Star Micronics, on the show floor to get the inside scoop of NRF 2022. Together, Brianna and Michael talk about the drastic decrease in attendees this year compared to years past, and how that benefited the ones that showed up. They also discuss trending retail technology, such as AI and self-service, and Michael gives a sneak peak of Star’s newest products – the TSP143IV, and new scales, stands, and scanners. Enjoy listening!
    Click here to connect with Star Micronics. And as always, to stay up-to-date on all things Star, don’t forget to follow us onhttps://twitter.com/StarMicronics ( Twitter),https://www.linkedin.com/company/1251978/ ( LinkedIn),https://www.facebook.com/StarMicronicsSMA/ ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/starmicronics/ ( Instagram), andhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzFsbwqptC1jQwIBKbz4ppw ( YouTube).
    Loving the podcast? Subscribe now to never miss a beat, and be sure to let us know what you think by leaving a review!
    Learn more about our partners, https://www.southseasdata.com/ (South Seas Data), https://www.accuvia.com/ (Accuvia), and https://www.posrg.com/ (POSRG).

    • 21 min
    The Rise of Self-Service

    The Rise of Self-Service

    In this episode of the Rising Stars podcast, join us for a discussion covering the rise of kiosks and self-service trends. Host Brianna Moriarty interviews Aaron Westphal, Director of Sales at Kiosk Group, an information technology company that creates innovative tablet kiosk hardware and software for a global client base. Together, Brianna and Aaron confront whether self-service is merely a temporary necessity, or if it’s more than that, quickly becoming part of everyday life. They discuss the many commercial benefits of kiosks, but also dive into how self-service technology is becoming multifaceted, not just limited to retail and POS application. The process of creating kiosk hardware and software is also touched upon. Enjoy listening!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-westphal-0a79b11b4/ (Click here to connect with Aaron on LinkedIn). And as always, to stay up-to-date on all things Star, don’t forget to follow us onhttps://twitter.com/StarMicronics ( Twitter),https://www.linkedin.com/company/1251978/ ( LinkedIn),https://www.facebook.com/StarMicronicsSMA/ ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/starmicronics/ ( Instagram), andhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzFsbwqptC1jQwIBKbz4ppw ( YouTube). Learn more about Kiosk Group at http://www.kioskgroup.com/ (www.kioskgroup.com).
    Loving the podcast? Subscribe now to never miss a beat, and be sure to let us know what you think by leaving a review!

    • 26 min
    Building Business and A Community

    Building Business and A Community

    In this episode of the Rising Stars podcast, join us for a discussion about the rare brick-and-mortar reseller storefront and how it can help build a successful business model. Host Brianna Moriarty interviews Debra Peters-Smith, CEO of Advanced Business Computing (ABC), an expert guide for highly personalized POS solutions and small business IT from start to finish.
    Together, Brianna and Debra discuss how ABC came to be, their extensive journey through the IT and POS space, and how having a physical storefront in Columbus, IN has helped cultivate and strengthen their community. They also touch on the critical need for tech in the growing cannabis retailer space, exploring the necessary hardware and software to help businesses build seamless customer experiences, furthering long-term success. Enjoy listening!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/debra-peters-smith-8aa10a101/ (Click here to connect with Debra on LinkedIn). And as always, to stay up-to-date on all things Star, don’t forget to follow us onhttps://twitter.com/StarMicronics ( Twitter),https://www.linkedin.com/company/1251978/ ( LinkedIn),https://www.facebook.com/StarMicronicsSMA/ ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/starmicronics/ ( Instagram), andhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzFsbwqptC1jQwIBKbz4ppw ( YouTube).
    Loving the podcast? Subscribe now to never miss a beat, and be sure to let us know what you think by leaving a review!

    • 28 min
    The QR Code Takeover

    The QR Code Takeover

    In this episode of the Rising Stars podcast, join us for a discussion about the QR code takeover. Host Brianna Moriarty interviews Ben Harrison, Director of Marketing at Addmi, a leading point of sale company specializing in QR codes and contactless ordering for the hospitality industry. Together, Brianna and Ben discuss all things QR codes, mobile ordering, and how the hospitality industry can use these easy technologies to boost efficiency and sales. They also explore how Addmi was ahead of the QR code trend and how the company continues to innovate, helping the hospitality industry bounce back throughout the pandemic. Enjoy!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-harrison-9160a723/# (Click here to connect with Ben on LinkedIn). And as always, to stay up-to-date on all things Star, don’t forget to follow us onhttps://twitter.com/StarMicronics ( Twitter),https://www.linkedin.com/company/1251978/ ( LinkedIn),https://www.facebook.com/StarMicronicsSMA/ ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/starmicronics/ ( Instagram), andhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzFsbwqptC1jQwIBKbz4ppw ( YouTube).
    Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe now to never miss a beat, and be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a review!

    • 28 min
    Surviving the Supply Chain Crisis

    Surviving the Supply Chain Crisis

    In this episode of the Rising Stars podcast, join us for a discussion about surviving the current supply-chain crisis. Host Brianna Moriarty interviews Brenda McCurry, Vice President of Merchandising at ScanSource, a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, focusing on point-of-sale, barcode, physical security, video, voice, and data networking. Together, Brianna and Brenda discuss the current state of the supply-chain, how to navigate and plan around delays, and using technology to develop point-of-sale systems that boost business. They also explore how ScanSource is educating and creating solutions for its partners to stay ahead of contactless payment trends in the digitalization of the marketplace. Enjoy!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brenda-mccurry-b867294/ (Click here to connect with Brenda on LinkedIn). And as always, to stay up-to-date on all things Star, don’t forget to follow us onhttps://twitter.com/StarMicronics ( Twitter),https://www.linkedin.com/company/1251978/ ( LinkedIn),https://www.facebook.com/StarMicronicsSMA/ ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/starmicronics/ ( Instagram), andhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzFsbwqptC1jQwIBKbz4ppw ( YouTube).
    Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe now to never miss a beat, and be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a review!

    • 23 min
    Delivering Technology for a Post-COVID World

    Delivering Technology for a Post-COVID World

    In this episode of the Rising Stars podcast, join us to learn about what retailers are doing to adjust to the after-effects of the COVID pandemic. Host Brianna Moriarty interviews Elliott Winskill, Head of Solutions at PMC, a merchant services provider (MSP) based in the UK. Together Brianna and Elliott discuss challenges that retailers are facing in getting customers back into the brick-and-mortar store, how to improve the customer experience, and upgrading retail technology. Enjoy!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliottwinskill/ (Click here to connect with Elliott on LinkedIn). And as always, to stay up-to-date on all things Star, don’t forget to follow us on https://twitter.com/StarMicronics (Twitter), https://www.linkedin.com/company/1251978/ (LinkedIn), https://www.facebook.com/StarMicronicsSMA/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/starmicronics/ (Instagram), and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzFsbwqptC1jQwIBKbz4ppw (YouTube).
    Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe now to never miss a beat, and be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a review.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

285Shiloh ,

Great resource

Great resource to keep up on trends. The host is very informative and interesting to listen to. I look forward to following this podcast.

JesseChris123 ,

Okay information but too long

I spent my time to listen to 2 episodes but they are filled with too much info and i cant focus until the end

Cisstyn ,

Great information about point of sale industry

Great guests and topics. I love how you can learn about what’s happening with point of sale across different industries. A must listen.

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