Kiosks and connectivity: Changing bricks and mortar to clicks and mortar

.

Interactive kiosks and tablets provide a point of connection for the consumer and have become a catalyst to purchasing; these connected kiosks and tablets are changing the brick-and-mortar store to the click-and-mortar store, kiosk expert says.

FEATURES


Recovering your keys at kiosks

Many of us can relate to that horrible feeling when you into your pocket to pull out your keys only to find nothing but lint. You empty all of your pockets, but still your key remains elusive.

Merchandising for the Connected Consumer

Who is the Connected Consumer? With a constant connection to the web and social media via a smart mobile device, the connected consumer is an informed shopper actively seeking the best value for a desired good.

Apple Pay and interactive kiosks

The next wave of major innovation to self-service kiosk solutions is the integration of mobile payment solutions, such as Apple Pay.

Paul Price to keynote Interactive Customer Experience Summit

Paul Price, CEO of marketing technology company Creative Realities, will offer ICX Summit attendees his expert insights and real-world examples for putting the 'wow factor' into the customer experience.

Automated retail separates Legos, luxury goods from competitors

Signifi Solutions is an automated retail provider that sells a variety of items from games to luxury goods inside its vending kiosks. The company recently showcased its Lego kiosk at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City.

Five pitfalls to avoid when dispensing cash

Dispensing bills greatly increases the complexity of the device and the logic required by your kiosk application in order to gracefully complete a cash transaction.

Three technologies set to change self-service in 2015

From beacons to bitcoin, these technologies are poised to make a major impact on self-service in the coming months.

Commentary: The tech and features that shoppers want

A new large-scale shopper survey sheds light on consumers who mix online and in-store shopping in whatever way is most convenient for them.

What's in store for 2015?

Millennials controlling 70% of the spending power in the U.S. creates vast uncertainty amongst retailers; but with the strongest economy in years, optimism prevails as we begin 2015.

New Year's resolution: Start the year with a great plan for your business

If you’re one of those people who have great intentions but lack follow through, writing a good business plan is the first major test of your commitment.

See More »

NEWS


Boating retailer West Marine deploys in-store digital signage kiosks

North American boating and accessories retailer West Marine, with more than 300 stores in 38 states, has deployed digital signage West Advisor kiosks in stores to provide product details and video-based buyer's guides, according to an announcement from DT Research.

TigerLogic releases socially powered digital signage app for Google Chromebox

The Postano Kiosk App is designed to create new social media opportunities for in-store digital signage.

Credit kiosk co inks deal with retail group

Versatile Credit, the provider of kiosk solutions linking lenders with consumers applying for credit in retail stores, today announced that it has partnered with MEGA Group USA, an organization of retailers focused on delivering excellence in products and service.

Korean retailer implements photocopy and fax kiosks

GS25, a Korean convenience store, has expanded its services by offering electronic kiosks which allow users to make photocopies and send faxes.

ModiFace releases augmented reality makeup simulators for kiosks

ModiFace has released a tool called the ModiFace Mirror which will allow users to simulate the effects of various makeup on their face using augmented reality technology. The ModiFace mirror will be available both from an iOS app and kiosks.

Key copy kiosks coming to Lowe's

KeyMe, a kiosk developer, will be installing their key copy kiosks in Lowe's this year. These kiosks stay true to their name by allowing users to insert their keys and make duplicates.

U-Vend signs multiyear licensing agreement with National Hockey League

The agreement includes usage of NHL team branded marks on U-Vend Inc.’s "Pucks Premium Ice Cream."

Adilas, Janefour20 to partner on marijuana kiosks

Adilas said it has completed the integration of POS and various business functions with Janefour20, including rigorous testing to ensure excellent uptime and field reliability.

New bitcoin ATM open for business in Washington mall

The ATM allows a user to carry out transactions of up to $3,000 USD a day at the machine.

Shell stations getting Fuel Rewards kiosks

The Fuel Rewards kiosks, rolling out in participating Shell stations nationwide, allow Shell customers to join the Fuel Rewards program and activate their Fuel Rewards cards quickly and easily.

Redbox is leaving Canada

Customers can continue to rent movies from the kiosks until February 13, and will have until March 5 to return them.

NRF announces support for new patent reform effort

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the Innovation Act, an updated version of legislation that passed the House in 2013 by a bipartisan vote of 325 to 91.

Amazon opens first staffed pickup location

Amazon announced today the grand opening of Amazon@Purdue, its first-ever staffed customer order pickup and drop-off location, housed in the Krach Leadership Center at Purdue University's West Lafayette, Indiana, campus.

Mattress store goes completely associate-free

Management monitors the store via web cams, and shoppers can place their orders whenever they are ready on the in-store kiosks.

Belly opts for Moki to drive consumer-facing tablets

Cloud-based software provider Moki has announced that Belly, which it says is the country's largest customer loyalty network and marketing solution, has selected Moki's Total Control to manage, secure and analyze 11,500 customer-facing digital signage kiosk tablets that power Belly's loyalty program in more than 10,000 businesses worldwide.

See More »

Learn how many retailers -- both large and small -- are incorporating kiosks and other self-service solutions into their business models.