Kiosks in Retail 101

Self-service kiosks increasingly are becoming a fixture of the retail landscape. As they become more popular, the devices are changing the way retailers serve their customers.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: KioskMarketplace.com


Hearts on fire or ashes to ashes?: Reigniting the retail industry’s love affair with mobile technology

Our new report – Hearts on fire or ashes to ashes? Reigniting the retail industry’s love affair with mobile technology – will help retailers identify why their in store mobile programs have stalled and create a technology roadmap.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Moki


Budgeting for your interactive project

Are you thinking of initiating a kiosk or interactive merchandising program? In order to achieve appropriate budget parameters, you must set clearly defined goals. The purpose of this paper is to give all parties a framework to think about the important first steps.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.


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Umbrella kiosks keep visitors dry

Rainy cold days can turn shopping or going to class into a miserable experience, especially when you forget your umbrella. One company is attempting to turn that drenched frown upside down with bright yellow rental umbrellas, available via kiosk.

McDonald's beats the heat with heat-sensitive McFlurry vending kiosk

When temperatures soared to record highs in Amsterdam, residents were rewarded with free McFlurries from a vending kiosk.

The KMC Top 6: July's top kiosk stories

With the summer entering its final month, it's time to take a look back at the top six most-read articles on KioskMarketPlace for July.

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.

Coffee for Marines: AVT lands USMC deal

AVT lands deal with the Marines, helping it return to financial stability in the wake of Chapter 11.

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.

Smile-activated kiosk dispenses a little warmth on Blue Monday

European HVAC giant Vaillant's U.K. arm earlier this year brightened up Blue Monday with a smile-activated coffee kiosk in London's Victoria Station.

Legal marijuana and virtual currency: natural allies in search of growth?

One virtual currency ATM operator, Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Bitcoin Brands Inc., has found medical marijuana dispensaries among the most receptive retail customers. Company owner Peter Klamka sees the bitcoin ATM as a natural fit for medical marijuana dispensaries.

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.

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.

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.

Pepsi launches new interactive vending kiosk for World Cup season

Interactive virtual reality kiosk gives soccer fans a kick.

Reinventing the vending machine

Between the "back-to-basics" of fresh food, and the "back-to-the-future" of new tech, vending kiosks have bright outlook.

Super Bowl winner teams up with Healthy Vending kiosks

Seattle Seahawks fullback becomes healthy vending kiosk franchisee to support his healthy living foundation.

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From chewing gum to iPods, vending kiosks offer customers convenient access to a wide array of merchandise wherever they are and can open up a whole new sales channel for many consumer brands.

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