Retail kiosks 101

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Retail is a battlefield. You have endless options facing off against each other in combat, with the reward of customer money and loyalty on the line. Kiosks can be a valuable addition to your retail armory.

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7-Eleven Hong Kong rolls out Avengers: Age of Ultron QR code kiosk

Ultron spawned many clones of himself during the Age of Ultron movie, and the movie in turn is spawning vast numbers of promotions and tie-ins.

Now kiosks are delivering freshly baked pizzas

Pizza is the go-to meal for almost every occasion. Normally there are only a few options to purchase pizza such as frozen, carryout or delivery. However, kiosk manufacturer A1 concepts has crafted a new pizza kiosk which will allow consumers to purchase a fresh pizza on the spot.

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.

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.

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Marijuana kiosks holding cash securely in Colorado

Marijuana dispensers from Janefour20 act as a cash register and vault to avoid theft.

Custom vending kiosks unveiled at NAMA One Show

Custom kiosk manufacturer AVT has unveiled several of its new kiosks at a vending supplier conference, the NAMA One Show. Its most notable showcases were its new Marley Coffee Kiosk and Canna Energy Drink dispenser.

Self-service VAT refund kiosks piloted in Seoul, MIlan

Global Blue, an expert in value-added tax refunds for travellers, has launched pilot projects with self-service kiosks in several luxury department stores worldwide, according to an announcement from kiosk provider Kiosk Solutions.

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.

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