IT and Communication Solutions for Building the Secure, Connected Store

The way we shop is changing – today, over 80% of consumers are using mobile devices in-store to enhance the shopping experience. With the right investment in store IT, this can present new opportunities to drive customer loyalty and revenue. EarthLink can help you to assess options and get your stores ready to support the next generation consumer. Explore our retail solutions, from secure networking and Wi-Fi to support store transformation to voice and cloud services for running day-to-day operations.

Why Trust EarthLink?

With thousands of retail customers including California Pizza Kitchen, The Sleep Train, Genesco, and GNC, EarthLink is committed to solving unique industry challenges. EarthLink provides maintenance and service level agreements aligned to support retail hours and peak seasons, as well as flexible IT, voice, data and security services. All of these services are integrated with our nationwide MPLS network, so you can extend secure, reliable connectivity to all your locations.

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Retail Solutions

  • Protect Cardholder Data

    Keep customer data secure as it passes between stores, data centers, and payment processors with a nationwide private MPLS network. PCI Compliance Solutions provide financial breach protection and helps retailers cost effectively achieve continuous PCI compliance to protect their brand reputation.

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  • Connect with Mobile Consumers

    Connect with mobile consumers through guest Wi-Fi and social media, roll out in-store mobile applications and mobile point-of-sale to serve those customers better and faster, and gather data for shopping analytics.

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  • Empower Store Associates

    Provide employees secure access to the tools they need to communicate, collaborate, and service customers more efficiently, from email to training applications to tablet-based access to inventory.

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  • Drive Efficient Store Operations

    Lower costs, simplify management, and establish a foundation for the secure digital store with cost-effective data, voice, and cloud services delivered over EarthLink's nationwide private MPLS network.

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Retail Services

We Understand Retail

With thousands of retail customers including Honey Baked Ham, The Sleep Train and GNC, we understand that retailers' needs are different. From retail-specific products to increased support during peak seasons, we're committed to helping retailers to efficiently build their businesses.


Maintenance and service level agreements are aligned to support retail hours and peak seasons.


One of the largest, private networks in the U.S. can support all your locations.


Tools for validating PCI compliance, and direct connections from point-of-sale to card processors to secure cardholder data.


Our customers include some of the best-known retail brands in the industry.


Network, voice, and cloud services can be flexibly tailored to store size and application requirements, driving down costs.

Thousands of Retail Customers Nationwide

Operation Cash Register is a great example of how EarthLink has worked with its customers in the retail markets. Having critical events reduced during our busiest time of the year has had a direct, positive impact on our business.

Jay Goode Manager of Telecom and Networks, Genesco


GNC, the leading specialty retailer of nutritional products, lowers payment card processing fees, saves over $300K annually by eliminating phone lines and supports critical retail applications.

California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen demanded the security of EarthLink Business private MPLS network to support PCI compliance requirements. The network provides the bandwidth and reliability CPK needs to support current and future applications in their restaurants. In addition, EarthLink's CPK account team provides a high level of support with close communication and management of third-party providers for backup network and maintenance at each location

HoneyBaked Ham

HoneyBaked Ham consolidated all permanent locations and seasonal kiosks with EarthLink Business. Their blended, private MPLS network is an affordable, scalable and secure solution that includes monitoring and maintenance so they could focus on agility in the marketplace.

Sleep Train

Sleep Train improves network performance and support of its POS and Citrix applications.

Ciao Bella

In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast. Despite losing power for almost two weeks, EarthLink Cloud Hosting and Secure Email kept Ciao Bella's servers, applications, data and email up and running. This enabled the frozen dessert wholesaler to stay operational and its employees throughout the country were able to access critical applications and submit orders to their manufacturing and distribution center via the cloud. "If we didn't move to cloud services, we would have been out of business during the hurricane." Bob Serchuk, Controller, Ciao Bella.

Advance Auto Parts

With $2.4 billion riding on telephone sales, voice is critical to omni-channel at Advance Auto Parts. MPLS over high-speed DSL ensures every call reaches a destination.

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