Kiosk Marketplace to publish comprehensive industry report, seeks your input

Kiosk Marketplace is seeking help from its readers in publishing an annual report called the Kiosk Marketplace Census that will provide statistics on the industry’s size and scope.

Kiosks killing restaurant jobs? Don’t let the doomsayers distract you

In time, the consumer media will get tired of pursuing a story that isn’t a story. The real challenge facing the restaurant industry is finding enough workers to fill jobs.

Are kiosks ready for today's exciting digital technologies?

As kiosks continue to expand, kiosk manufacturers must assess how new digital technologies will impact their operations.

Redefining automated retailing part 2: Digital media’s key role

Because brick-and-mortar retailers have proven the effectiveness of digital media, the self-serve retail industry has a road map to follow in using this technology to improve the customer experience and boost sales.

Are kiosks the next step for restaurant-based digital signage?

There's a lot of buzz surrounding the rise of self-order kiosks in dining establishments, especially quick-serve restaurants. As digital menu boards approach the point of saturation in many restaurants, kiosks represent the next big opportunity for restaurant-based digital signage.

The kiosk game: What restaurants must be prepared to pay to play

While self-service initiatives provide significant ROI opportunities, businesses should understand all of the necessary costs and how they plan to fit those costs in their current budget before moving forward.

The Key to Scaling a Self-Service Kiosk Fleet

It’s true, the bigger they are, the harder the fall. Kiosk and vending owners and operators know it can be costly and painful when scaling a fleet from hundreds to thousands of machines.

How new technologies will redefine the automated retailing experience, part 1

Interest in creating enhanced user interactivity at the point of purchase coupled with the availability of new payment options, as well as interest in more product information at the point of sale, provide a powerful basis for redefining the automated retailing experience.

Expanding digital signage capabilities drive growth for outdoor interactive kiosks

Interactive kiosks are providing outdoor environments with new ways to promote their offerings as well as new revenue opportunities in the form of paid digital advertising.

Inside the Box: Shut the Front Door

Locker kiosks also called smart lockers are enabling click-and-collect retailers to make inventory more accessible and easier to track.

Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market is yet another sign – the biggest to date – that retail is being redefined by multiple shopping channels.

Customer experience is defined at new levels during ICX Summit 2017

When brands, retailers and digital experience providers met at the 2017 ICX Summit in Dallas the focus was on defining “what works” to maximize CX approaches.

'Interesting times' highlight ICX Summit 2017

Brands really can't treat any of their customers like they’re all alike anymore, not just the millennials, especially now that the technology is available to enable brands to treat them all more and more like individuals.

Interactive Customer Experience: the start of a daunting, yet exciting journey

The ICX Summit gave retailers and interactive technology players a chance to learn why companies have to share information both internally and externally to meet the demands of today's 'connected' shopper.

Kiosks help keep brick and mortar stores relevant as e-commerce expands

Interactive kiosks offer retailers a tool for allowing customers to join the e-commerce experience with in-store purchasing by allowing shop to shop for both the physical and online product offerings.

Kiosk accessibility for the hard of hearing: a challenge and an opportunity

Kiosk accessibility for the hard of hearing presents a unique problem for kiosk software developers and hardware manufacturers.

ICX Summit: Speakers, keynotes are all 'A-list'

A lineup of kiosk experts will share their insights at the ICX Summit June 5-7, offering a bird's eye view of what's in store for interactive customer engagement.

Inside the Box: Monitoring heartbeats

When a machine sends a heartbeat, it’s sending a message saying, “Hey I’m online, I’m alive.” Measuring heartbeats can not only tell an operator whether a machine is online or offline, but it can also share if it’s in distress. With software at the endpoint, at regular intervals, usually measured in seconds, a heartbeat signal is sent.

EMV’s impact on kiosk owners, part 2; merchant operators have time to comply

Recognizing merchants have encountered difficulty integrating EMV compliant payment equipment, credit card issuers have postponed chargebacks for fraudulent purchases on non-compliant equipment. Compliance, however, will benefit all parties by reducing credit card fraud.

Digital signage boosts fast casual customer experience

Digital signage isn't just a pretty display, it's also a tool to boost sales, customer experience and more. Fast casual and quick-serve restaurants are continuing to tap into the many possibilities of digital signage, from localized marketing to loyalty program integration.

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