Rent-A-Center credits kiosks for revenue increase

Rent-A-Center announced an increase of 2 percent in total revenues for third quarter 2014

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Four tips on claiming the technophobe market

With all the attention tech-savvy millennials are getting for their love of self-service, there's a forgotten market demographic that could mean more revenue for your kiosk – if only you could get their attention.

3D printing becomes a kiosk-friendly technology

Imagine it's the holiday season and instead of trudging from department store to department store, or surfing from website to website waiting and hoping the right gift is delivered, you can simply walk up to a single store kiosk and create custom gifts for your entire family on the spot.

CONNECT Summit to delve into the evolving impact of mobile

Nikki Baird, Jack Philbin among the keynote speakers for the inaugural executive event.

Mobile and kiosks: One brand's touchpoint formula

Using mobile device and kiosk features, your brand can be integrated into nearly every phase of a consumer's day.

Blending the physical with the digital: What we can learn from Lego and 3D printing

New tech lets us go from physical to virtual and back; how can this be applied to digital signage and kiosk solutions?

UK shoppers using less cash, British Retail Consortium says

Self-checkout and new ways to pay are leading to a decrease in the use of cash in the U.K., according to a BRC study.

Location, location, location: Experts offer advice for in-store kiosk placement

Kiosk vendors provide tips on the best places to locate self-service kiosks in your store.

Four ways to configure your retail tablet program

Retailers offer self-service and assisted selling by incorporating tablets into stores.

The psychology of effective kiosk placement

Given the costs involved with kiosk deployment, it’s worthwhile to understand the psychology behind effective kiosk placement.

Kohl's interactive experience at NRF 2014

Chad Brown with Xomni demonstrates his company's interactive assisted selling solution for Kohl's, at this year's NRF show.

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Australian storage facility opts for self-service

Helensvale, Australia's Steel Storage has opened a new four-story self-service storage facility designed to maximize rentable area and improve customer experience.

Outerwall CFO makes top '40 Under 40' list in Seattle business journal

Parent company of Redbox, Coinstar and ecoATM kiosks Outerwall Inc. announced the company's chief financial officer, Galen C. Smith, made the "40 Under 40" list of the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Outerwall intros #KioskSelfie contest

Outerwall Inc., in partnership with the Seattle Seahawks, has announced the #KioskSelfie sweepstakes calling for fans to snap a selfie with a Redbox, Coinstar or ecoATM kiosk and submit it to Outerwall's website.

U-Vend to bring FastCorp kiosks to Canada

Self-service retail kiosk provider U-Vend Inc. announced today the signing of a Master Distribution Agreement with robotic vending technology distributor FastCorp Vending to become the exclusive vending representative for FastCorp throughout Canada.

Maclocks launches Lenovo website with kiosk solutions

Maclocks has unveiled its latest website LenovoLocks.com, a source for Lenovo enclosures, locks, stands, laptop carts and tablets.

Genesis Credit provides secondary lending at Versatile Credit kiosks

Versatile Credit, a Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based provider of technology linking lenders with consumers, announced today a partnership with Genesis Credit as a secondary lending source for Versatile Credit kiosk solutions.

Kodak Alaris deploys retail kiosk solutions

With the celebration of its first anniversary, Cologne, Germany-based Kodak Alaris is launching a range of new products.

Seattle Seahawks accepting youth services donations via Coinstar kiosks

Seattle Seahawk fans can support the team this year by donating to Seattle youth services at participating Coinstar kiosks.

JCM acquires FutureLogic, additional product line

JCM American subsidiary JCM Innovation Corp., a provider of banking, gaming, kiosk, retail and transportation supplies, closed a deal on the acquisition of FutureLogic.

Staples debuts new in-stores kiosks

Staples has launched a series of omnichannel enhancements designed to provide greater accessibility to its merchandise.

Moscow transitions from street vendors to kiosks

Moscow's first kiosk was installed in the famous Pushkin Square, and the project resulted in cutting street vendors by half — from 22,000 to 10,000 with the new stations.

Kiosk network to offer free health assessments

Chicago-based higi and California-based Stayhealthy, both providers of health monitoring solutions, are partnering to build a retail health kiosk network that will operate as higi, according to a higi company announcement. The companies have contracted with health provider, corporate, retail...

AVT intros office supply kiosk

AVT Inc., provider of automated retailing systems, announced the launch of its self-service office supply kiosk, built for Peachtree Supplies. The "Office Products To Go" kiosk contains commonly used office products and will be located in buildings with the highest...

Chicago stores get a taste of ice cream kiosks

U-Vend, provider of self-service electronic kiosks, announced the installation of their Mini-Melts ice cream-vending kiosks in Chicago-area stores, according to a company press release. The company will pilot six kiosks initially, with future plans for another 40 locations through 2015. U-Vend has 75 self-service machines in the Chicago area.

TouchMate intros business solutions tablet

Touchmate, an Austin, Texas-based provider of kiosks and self-service equipment, has launched its TouchPad business tablet, according to a company announcement. The TouchPad, built on Hewlett Packard technology with an Intel 4GB processor, is designed for access to Wi-Fi and includes a 2D Imaging Bar Code Scanner and card reader.

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