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Thumbnail-Photo: High demand for electronic shelf labels
21.10.2019   #brick and mortar retail #electronic shelf labels (ESL)

High demand for electronic shelf labels

Report foresees a 4.5-fold increase through 2026

Increasing proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) coupled with growing digitization in the retail sector continue to influence the growth of the electronic shelf label market. Persistent growth in the retail sector has resulted in a meteoric ...

Thumbnail-Photo: POS Terminals: Control center in your pocket...
21.10.2019   #mobile payment #pos systems

POS Terminals: Control center in your pocket

Mobile, flexible, secure? – What business needs do POS systems have to meet today?

At the store, on the go or at the customer's home - POS terminals can be easily used in many settings, offering businesses greater flexibility.In this interview, Reinhard Blum, CEO of CCV Deutschland GmbH talks about the advantages of this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New personalization tactic makes new visitors more likely to make a...
18.10.2019   #digital marketing #customer retention

New personalization tactic makes new visitors more likely to make a purchase

Nosto launches A/B testing & optimization tech

Nosto is announcing the general release of its A/B Testing & Optimization (ABTO) solution. The new offering enables digital retailers to execute, optimize, and learn from sophisticated A/B and multivariate tests across Nosto’s complete set ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail Asia Conference & Expo (RACE)
07.10.2019   #online trading #retail

Retail Asia Conference & Expo (RACE)

As the leading retail exhibition in Asia, RACE is taken place from 6 – 8 May 2020.

As the leading retail exhibition in Asia, RACE is recognised as the must-join event among the industry’s most influential retailers and customers. RACE features three focus areas: Retail technology, retail design & in-store marketing ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Purchasing behavior: Live facial recognition analysis...
04.10.2019   #video surveillance #video cameras

Purchasing behavior: Live facial recognition analysis

Uncovering valuable data from video feed in real time

VR Office Place is offering live facial recognition extracted from video feeds such as continuous surveillance streams, which will allow analytics of person's social presence on the internet as well as their habits and preferences. The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Infrared-LEDs from Osram enable face recognition in smartwatches...
01.10.2019   #led technology #led lighting

Infrared-LEDs from Osram enable face recognition in smartwatches

The two smallest biometric identification products to date

The more we rely on our digital companions, the more important the security of sensitive data on our smartphone or smartwatch becomes. Various methods of biometric identification provide the user with security and form a reliable "lock" ...

Thumbnail-Photo: When customers become cashiers
01.10.2019   #epos systems #mobile payment

When customers become cashiers

Treading a fine line between traditional and visionary, between checkouts and codes

For years, we have done this in online stores: we fill our shopping cart, click to pay and are excited about our purchase. Thanks to the snabble app - now available at the Knauber Hobbymarkt in Bonn and at IKEA in Frankfurt – consumers can ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The iXtenso editors tested self-scanning ......
30.09.2019   #mobile payment #self-checkout systems

The iXtenso editors tested self-scanning ...

... with an app of the Hobbymarkt Knauber in Bonn, Germany

Snabble has developed a payment app that allows customers to scan their purchases in retail stores and pay online. I wondered: How does it work?The app is in use in the Bonn DIY and hobby market Knauber, among other places. Let’s make a move ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail cash loss – Addressing the problem with intelligent technology...
25.09.2019   #security #cash management

Retail cash loss – Addressing the problem with intelligent technology

One of the major shrink related issues faced by retailers

Any business that accepts cash for transactions has come to expect that some percentage of it will vanish as a result of fraud, administrative errors and employee misdeeds.Inventory shrink, which includes cash loss, costs retailers an estimated 47 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cost-effective branding and messaging for POS solution providers...
25.09.2019   #digital marketing #online marketing

Cost-effective branding and messaging for POS solution providers

Why is digital marketing so important in a business-to-business context?

Every business needs a marketing strategy. Without one, it’s difficult to target your message to customers about how you can support their business needs and goals. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: AVIXA launches the AV Experience Awards
20.09.2019   #digital signage #award

AVIXA launches the AV Experience Awards

Project participants honored in diverse audiovisual technology categories

AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is pleased to announce the launch of the AV Experience Awards program to recognize the innovative integration of content, space, and audiovisual technology to enrich ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online retail sales to exceed 6 trillion dollars by 2024...
18.09.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Online retail sales to exceed 6 trillion dollars by 2024

Average online customer spend will surpass 1,000 dollars globally per annum

New data from Juniper Research has shown that the total transaction value of remote payments for digital and physical goods will exceed 6 trillion dollars by 2024; representing a growth of 53 percent from 2019.The new research, ‘Mobile & ...

Thumbnail-Photo: retail trends 3-2019: focus checkout zone
16.09.2019   #mobile payment #customer satisfaction

retail trends 3-2019: focus "checkout zone"

Shopfitting, technology, marketing: What does a checkout have to do nowadays?

Read our latest edition retail trends 3-2019 online as an e-paper. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: POS in the cloud: the networked checkout
13.09.2019   #epos software #digitization

POS in the cloud: the networked checkout

On the possibilities for a cloud-based point-of-sale-system

Everyone is talking about smart industry-specific cloud solutions. The cloud also offers the retail sector fresh possibilities for its day-to-day operations. So, it's no surprise that more and more companies are installing point-of-sale software ...

Thumbnail-Photo: drs//POS – The POS system for many check-out situations...
13.09.2019   #pos systems #cashpoints

drs//POS – The POS system for many check-out situations

With the POS system developed by Superdata you are put in the picture

The POS acts as an ear in the store. It affects how timely, and with what information, decision makers at the head office are in a position to assess developments in the store and are able to respond appropriately to the situation.With our POS ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cash Register Security Regulation
13.09.2019   #security #cashpoints

Cash Register Security Regulation

Status quo and remaining tasks

In Germany, the so-called Kassensicherungsverordnung (KassenSichV or Cash Register Security Regulation) enters into force on January 1, 2020, and will affect more than three million point of sale (PoS) systems. At that time, cash registers in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New year brings new regulations
13.09.2019   #data management #receipt printer

New year brings new regulations

What are the big changes for German point of sales systems come 2020?

Big changes are coming to Germany’s point of sale systems starting January 1, 2020. Two terms that are tossed around in this connection are "Belegausgabepflicht" (Receipt Provision Ordinance) and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Install the app, accept payments at a flat rate...
12.09.2019   #mobile payment #customer satisfaction

Install the app, accept payments at a flat rate

A payment solution designed for the German market

There are many payment apps, but most only accept debit or credit cards. The problem for Germans: they prefer the Girocard.VR Payment GmbH has the solution with its VR-pay:Me app, taking into account the habits of German customers. An interview with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: A simple, fast, intuitive payment experience...
02.09.2019   #cashpoints #epos components

A simple, fast, intuitive payment experience

Are POS systems all about a perfect and versatile device?

"The perfect all-rounder POS device that’s ideal for all retail applications has not been created yet," says Oliver Kapahnke Managing Director at GLORY Deutschland. "But that’s OK.” In this interview, he talks ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Strategic partnership in Brazil for new checkout-free stores...
30.08.2019   #mobile payment #brick and mortar retail

Strategic partnership in Brazil for new checkout-free stores

Zippin and Lojas Americanas: national roll-out underway

Zippin announced it has entered a strategic partnership with Brazil's largest retailer, Lojas Americanas S.A., to deploy its checkout-free technology in stores across the country. Though its innovation vertical, "IF – ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The Medial Customer Journey at the POS
29.08.2019   #online trading #pos marketing

The Medial Customer Journey at the POS

Permaplay offers different concepts for a powerful and sales-promoting POS communication

More and more people are buying more and more products in more and more places. The exciting question “Who will win: stationary retailing or online trading?” has been discussed for years. Permaplay Media Solutions Managing Director ...

Thumbnail-Photo: POS machine market growth
27.08.2019   #epos systems #pos systems

POS machine market growth

Driver: Adoption of mobile devices for POS transaction

The number of POS machines has increased in the past four years following the introduction of chip-embedded payment cards & Personal Identification Number (PIN). Moreover, growth in the number of departmental and retail stores, which is fueling ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Pay cash? Via code!
26.08.2019   #mobile payment #app

Pay cash? Via code!

Shop online, pay the bill offline

Barzahlen.de relies on good old cash. The concept of the Berlin start-up: shop online, pay in cash at the store. Swimming against the trend of fast online shopping and mobile payment is paying off, says Weina Wang, Head of Retail. In an interview, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: App creates personalised shopping experience...
26.08.2019   #mobile payment #app

App creates personalised shopping experience

The Swiss trading company Valora is opening its first cashless convenience store

The goods are chosen, scanned and paid for using the avec smartphone app. Mobile computer vision specialists Scandit’s scan engine is a key component of the customer-facing app. The future of shopping - whether online or offline - is ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Innovative ICA store triples revenue
22.08.2019   #electronic shelf labels (ESL) #price labelling

Innovative ICA store triples revenue

Automatic price updates and product information at the shelf

Since ICA merchant, Jan Sikström, took over the ICA Ettan store in Sundsvall (Sweden) in 2016, he has almost tripled the turnover from SEK 15 million to SEK 40 million. Today, the store has 15 employees and approximately 5,000 different items ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Unhackable marketplace with zero commission fees...
21.08.2019   #database security #data protection

Unhackable marketplace with zero commission fees

No personal information required for buying and selling

Online retailer Particl.io officially launched its marketplace on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Particl is an entirely decentralized ecosystem built around a native privacy coin called PART. Particl is dedicated to addressing the biggest issues still ...

Thumbnail-Photo: When the product becomes the POS
19.08.2019   #mobile payment #pos systems

When the product becomes the POS

“Mobile-first” or the future of the Point of Sale

The classic Point of Sale means physical sales areas including a terminal, cash systems and queues. But this traditional image is changing. Nowadays many customers in brick-and-mortar retail outlets expect the same experience as online and require ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Automatic staff call system boosts the quality of advice...
13.08.2019   #consulting #workforce deployment

Automatic staff call system boosts the quality of advice

xplace and Saturn launch pilot project using Retail Analytics

A pilot project initiated by the system integrator xplace and Saturn addresses how information about customer behaviour in bricks-and-mortar retailing can improve service quality. The pilot is initially being run in the Saturn markets Berlin ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Smart meters: Be proactive and reap the benefits...
12.08.2019   #energy optimization #electrical installation

Smart meters: Be proactive and reap the benefits

The Metering Point Operation Act calls for smart meter rollout

The black and analog electric meter box has become obsolete: The mandatory smart meter rollout will commence in a few months. What does the installation of digital, smart electric meters mean for retailers and chain stores? ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG announces the hiring of Mr. Paul Griffiths as its new president and...
09.08.2019   #cash management #cash drawers

APG announces the hiring of Mr. Paul Griffiths as its new president and CEO

Global cash management solution manufacturer welcomes its new president & CEO Paul Griffiths

APG Cash Drawer, a global manufacturer of cash management solutions announces the hiring of Mr. Paul Griffiths as its President and CEO. Most recently, Mr. Griffiths was the CEO of Birchwood Casey, a sporting goods company working with large ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Very few theft crimes solved
07.08.2019   #article surveillance #security technology

Very few theft crimes solved

Retailers frustrated with millions of pounds being spent on crime prevention

New figures published today by the Home Office have revealed that just 7.8 percent of crimes reported in the last year resulted in a charge or summons for offenders, down from 9.1 percent in the previous year.The Crime Outcomes in England and Wales ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Mobile payments at the supermarket checkout
05.08.2019   #mobile payment #smartphone

Mobile payments at the supermarket checkout

An early adopter’s experience of mobile payments

Or: "What’s that you’re doing with your watch?“I still remember the first time I used mobile payment technology and paid for items with my smartphone at a supermarket checkout: It was October 17, 2018, exactly seven days after ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Silver Surfers: Older adults ride the wave of mobile technology and shop...
01.08.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Silver Surfers: Older adults ride the wave of mobile technology and shop online

The increasing importance of e-commerce for senior citizens

You are wrong if you think it’s mostly young people who spend time online. Older adults are also increasingly embracing online shopping with enthusiasm.In this interview, Spencer Hinzen, Director of Sales, Central Region, Ruckus Networks, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail analytics: Breaking down data silos and improving operational...
29.07.2019   #data management #data analysis

Retail analytics: Breaking down data silos and improving operational efficiency

How comprehensive data usage led to higher revenue at Heine

“As a business with heritage in mail order, we used to have access to detailed reports about product performance in our catalogues. Once our digital presence grew, we had very limited information available that combined the KPIs for both our ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sales assistant Remy talks about strange customers and emotional...
25.07.2019   #customer satisfaction #pos marketing

Sales assistant Remy talks about strange customers and emotional decisions

An interview with a fictitious robot that works in retail

There is a lot of hype surrounding humanoid, socially intelligent robots and what they can do. They are interviewed, filmed and tested. Oftentimes, it’s to find out how consumers feel about the machines and how they are accepted by users and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Nets and Swish partner on in-store payments pilot...
23.07.2019   #mobile payment #mobile terminals

Nets and Swish partner on in-store payments pilot

Bluetooth tech enables scalable instore payments for mobile payment app

Nets, a European payments company, and Swish, the number one payments app in Sweden, announce their collaboration on an in-store payments pilot program.Until now, Swish has mostly been used for account-to-account transactions and, more recently, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail service robots – helper or footfall generator?...
22.07.2019   #pos marketing #services

Retail service robots – helper or footfall generator?

Using drag and drop to train the new coworker

Many of us know their faces, even if we have never met them in person. One of these faces belongs to Pepper, the humanoid robot. It has fast become a media star. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Well cooled shopping entertainment, please!
15.07.2019   #refrigeration cabinets #refrigerated counters

Well cooled shopping entertainment, please!

What about modern refrigeration technology?

Pierluigi Schiesaro and Gian Paolo Di Marco from Arneg, a company focusing on food service equipments, talk about refrigeration systems as "shopping entertainment".They also tell us what sustainable refrigeration could look like and why ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 5 tips for retailers to protect their online customers...
12.07.2019   #security management #sales promotion

5 tips for retailers to protect their online customers

Amazon Prime Days inspire cybercriminals to shop for victims

Amazon Prime Days is a summer rerun of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas shopping – significant price reductions together with a concurrent increase of threat actor activity in the deep and dark web. Looking back, the December 2018 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: U.S. merchants lack critical tools to fuel global expansion...
10.07.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

U.S. merchants lack critical tools to fuel global expansion

Top challenges: payment localization, compliance, and cybersecurity

Rapyd, a FinTech-as-a-Service provider, today announced the results of its inaugural ‘2019 State of Cross-Border eCommerce: U.S. Merchant Outlook’, which found that most U.S. business units (91 percent) prioritize cross-border sales as a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The future of retail: AI is changing everything...
08.07.2019   #digital marketing #visual merchandising

The future of retail: AI is changing everything

AI-enabled systems help retailers understand their customers

For retailers, winning is still all about delighting the customer. The trick is to move fast enough and to be as nimble as possible to satisfy the customer not only today, but in the future. ...

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