Why customers (and operators) prefer micro markets to vending machines

Why customers (and operators) prefer micro markets to vending machines

Customers simply prefer to examine products up close rather than being separated by the glass barrier of a vending machine. They also like the improved variety micro markets can offer.

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Micro markets versus vending banks by the numbers —  an operator's perspective

Micro markets versus vending banks by the numbers —  an operator's perspective

While the micro market saves nearly $14,000 in upfront investment over a traditional vending bank, it will deliver an average $1,000 in monthly sales for a location with 500 people due to ease of use, increased product variety, higher product price points and more payment options.

Will blockchain technology benefit kiosks?

Will blockchain technology benefit kiosks?

Major financial institutions and technology companies have invested heavily in blockchain projects, indicating that the new technology has the potential to significantly change payment practices, as well as other business functions.

How 5G, combined with IoT, will make mobile carriers the enablers of retail engagement

How 5G, combined with IoT, will make mobile carriers the enablers of retail engagement

Video, gaming, AI, robotic, AR/VR platform CIOs and CTOs looking to embrace newer digital transformation solutions should look holistically within the mobile infrastructure ecosystems, and tag the mobile telecom operator as a strategic partner.

Farmer’s Fridge founder develops his own tools

Farmer’s Fridge founder develops his own tools

Most entrepreneurs in the self-service space rely on commercially available equipment and management software, but Luke Saunders and his team at Farmer's Fridge designed and developed their own kiosk and software.

The brave new omnichannel world poses hard choices for retail technology

The brave new omnichannel world poses hard choices for retail technology

Instead of chasing every opportunity, retailers will get ahead by implementing the right technologies that actually improve the retail customer experience, Wiser Solutions CEO Andy Ballard explains.

How Farmer's Fridge changed the meaning of convenience dining

How Farmer's Fridge changed the meaning of convenience dining

The marriage of fresh food with IoT technology has proven to be a winning combination for Farmer's Fridge, a company whose offering presents a refreshing alternative to fast food restaurants and traditional vending.

What role will kiosks play in an autonomous checkout world?

What role will kiosks play in an autonomous checkout world?

Fully automated stores are making inroads, largely in tandem with the increase in mobile payment. But customers still want to have the freedom to pay with whatever mechanism they prefer, be it cash, payment card or mobile. Hence, self-checkout kiosks have a major role to play in the emerging automated store.

Chicago to quadruple automated payment kiosks for city services

Chicago to quadruple automated payment kiosks for city services

Chicago will have more than 70 automated payment kiosks that will allow residents to pay for city services more easily. Citybase, the service provider, hopes to help the city streamline its collections for different departments and integrate the kiosk with online payments.

McDonald's invests billions for kiosk/digital makeover through 2020

McDonald's invests billions for kiosk/digital makeover through 2020

McDonald's Corporation is spending $6 billion to revamp more than 6,000 stores throughout the U.S. in hopes of transforming itself into an efficiency expert's dream brand. The renovations, which will affect stores in 20 states and the District of Columbia, include kiosk ordering, table service, digital menu boards and mobile pay and pick-up zones.

Real estate kiosks help buyers find their dream home

Real estate kiosks help buyers find their dream home

Homebuilders and realtors use real estate kiosks to get up-to-date information in buyers' hands, allowing them to sift through all the options to find locations, features and price points that work for them.

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Cor Unum’s Dining Kiosk: A Decade of Meal Ministry

Cor Unum’s Dining Kiosk: A Decade of Meal Ministry

In 2008, Diane Jarvis decided she needed an interactive kiosk to organize and serve her army of volunteers. A Google search brought her to Advanced Kiosks where our Founder and President Howard Horn stepped her through her options.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Advanced Kiosks


Maximizing Security in Kiosk Design

Maximizing Security in Kiosk Design

Set your design apart with cutting-edge components that meet application security requirements and provide enhanced asset control, without compromising functionality or the end user experience.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Southco, Inc.


Debunking Common Myths About Digital Kiosks & Signage

Debunking Common Myths About Digital Kiosks & Signage

Interactive digital signage and kiosks are being adopted across numerous industries at an impressive rate. Despite the industry’s incredible growth rate, some companies and end-users still express skepticism toward the technology—much of which is largely attributable to misinformation and misconceptions.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Meridian


Data Breaches: Spotlight on the Malware Menace | Ransomware | Security | POS | Hospitality | Retail

Data Breaches: Spotlight on the Malware Menace | Ransomware | Security | POS | Hospitality | Retail

Research puts the top three industries targeted by malware as accommodation and food services, public administration and retail. This infographic gives key insights into how malware is being used by criminals to target the point-of-sale and how this phenomenon shows no signs of waning.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: TNS, Inc.


Access Solutions for Self Service Equipment

Access Solutions for Self Service Equipment

Access Hardware for Kiosks, ATMs, Digital Signage and other Self Service Equipment from Southco

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Southco, Inc.


Southco and Novomatic – Helping to Drive a New Era of Security in the Gaming Market

Southco and Novomatic – Helping to Drive a New Era of Security in the Gaming Market

Learn how Southco helped Novomatic improve the physical security of one of its leading gaming machine models.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Southco, Inc.


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