When it comes to business point of sale systems, it would seem like the solutions are straightforward. While the concepts may be simple, the actual process is increasingly complex and requires today's business owners to know more about the cash register than any previous generation.

A recent article from Fox 54 in Huntsville examined this idea more closely. One of the main points of the article is that small businesses need to remain on top of POS systems and credit card processors.

For companies of all sizes, accepting plastic has become a major component of successful businesses. The problem is that the cost of processing credit cards and keeping that information safe is increasing. To answer this, businesses need to partner with the right retail solution provider.

"All merchants depend on reliable, affordable electronic payment services to grow their businesses; however, some credit and debit card processors take advantage of small businesses that do not have large accounting and auditing teams to protect their interests," the article reads. "Rates can be easily misrepresented, fees can be hidden or inflated – and the numbers quickly add up."

The biggest piece of information from the article is that business owners need to educate themselves on the changing landscape. Hackers can be widespread and can easy slip by any business owner that doesn't know better. Partnering with the right retail solution provider that offers reliable credit card processing can make all the difference having a successful business and shutting the doors.