How to get an education kiosk using grants

Kiosks can help students check in to school and find where they need to go. They also provide event information to the school community. There are both public and private resources available to help pay for these valuable tools.

FastCasual's parent company launching FoodTruckOperator.com

Networld Media Group will launch FoodTruckOperator.com on April 1. It will cover industry trends and news, profile business owners and explore the technologies and tools available to help operators grow their businesses.

The price of self-service, part 3: lowering the cost of manufacturing, road maps, warranties, hot-swap, installation and maintenance

With more kiosks entering the field, deployers need to have service and maintenance agreements well established. The cost of maintenance is oftentimes directly related to the integrity of the hardware and software manufacturers and the quality of the components and operating systems.

2016 was the year of QSR digital kiosks and 2017 promises even more innovation

Last year was the year that self-serve order kiosks made big waves in the restaurant sector. This year promises to bring more growth to kiosks thanks to new security features, environmental enhancements, emergency warning systems and mobile integration.

Micro markets: the self-service supermarket in the lobby

Micro markets are expanding rapidly across worksites and heavily trafficked areas because they provide a large variety of fresh and high quality food and refreshments to consumers eating on the run. The systems rely on self checkout kiosks and are far more popular with consumers than vending machines.

Customer perceptions about kiosks call for better messaging: We don’t have all the facts

A recent reader survey raised the issue of customer perception of kiosks. The industry needs better insight into customer perceptions as new capabilities provide new market opportunities.

How Amazon Go is reinventing retail and its possible impact on self checkout kiosks

The Amazon Go store has no cash register or payment kiosk. Instead, shoppers scan themselves into the store using the free Amazon Go app, shop as normal, remove items from a store shelf, place items in a shopping bag, and leave the store. The items are in turn billed to an authorized Amazon.com account accompanied by a detailed email receipt.

How companies are leveraging outdoor kiosks to improve the user experience

There are many use cases for outdoor kiosks that enhance the user experience by streamlining processes that might otherwise require long wait times or inefficient searching. The ultimate goal is to offer a reliable device that enhances user experience, leading to higher engagement and increased ROI.

Your kiosk project part 1: How to get executive buy-in

The case for the deployment of kiosks is easily made if the right information gets in front of the right people at the right time. It's merely a matter of understanding the concerns of each group and highlighting the relevant data.

Time for an honest discussion about kiosks and future jobs – and the kiosk industry must start it

It's not enough for the kiosk industry to recognize that claims that kiosks are killing jobs are simply false. The kiosk industry needs to protect its reputation to ensure a successful future. A coordinated, industrywide public relations effort is needed.

The price of self-service, part 2 - lowering the cost of kiosk software

Software is and always will be the largest cost of doing business in the self-service biosphere. If you have a suitable website, serving it as the solution is a good way to start. Custom application software is going to be the biggest upfront cost of anything you do, so why not push it off until you're sure what you're offering is a good solution?

Five ways travel and tourism should be using digital signage

Digital signage has introduced a new way to provide audiences with engaging information. From retail to healthcare, numerous industries are starting to leverage the many benefits of digital signage.

Demand on the rise for customer loyalty kiosks

As a marketing tool, kiosks can engage customers in various ways using email marketing or linking the kiosk to an interactive mobile experience. For the kiosk operator, the information that loyalty reward programs create can provide critical marketing and operational information.

How to use kiosks to improve the customer experience

With brands and retailers looking to tap the benefits kiosks offer in improving the customer buying experience, technology is providing more tools to make kiosk deployments more seamless. Resources are available to ensure success for customers willing to perform their due diligence.

Beacon technology's place in retail marketing; do kiosks have a role to play?

Beacon technology enables a merchant to track shopping patterns, influence point-of-purchase decisions, and reward consumers through a payment kiosk. Futurists and industry practitioners estimate that beacon technology will become much more prevalent in the coming years.

The price of self-service, part 1: lowering the cost of kiosk hardware and components

Hardware and components have to be tested for compatibility and reliability. Most hardware companies will give a prospective customer a free 30-day evaluation of their components.

Blockchain technology can make voting systems more secure

Blockchain technology provides a new level of transparency and immutability to all types of transactions, including voting. Hardware wallets can provide additional security.

It’s an exciting time to join the kiosk industry – glad to be on board!

The role of a trade media property is to serve as a forum for industry information and to harness this information to help industry members make productive decisions. Providing this service in a market changing as fast as the kiosk industry will test the acumen of even the most seasoned trade journalist.

Have a kiosk and space, too!

While most modern kiosks are now more compact, smaller businesses may still not have the luxury of additional space to accommodate a basic freestanding kiosk unit. A countertop kiosk will oftentimes meet this need.

4 things to consider when starting a kiosk project

4 things to consider to make the kiosk manufacturing companies even take the time to quote you on a kiosk project.

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