Survey explores how the "pester power" of children drives retail sales

Advertising can work to build demand for devices, but despite the large advertising budgets involved, success isn’t guaranteed.

Retailers estimate holiday return fraud will cost them $3.6 billion

More than three-quarters of those polled cite organized retail crime as impacting return fraud rates.

WingCash makes its digital wallet brand available to merchants

Brand Cash is a closed-loop, digital currency that a business creates with WingCash, and that a consumer can use either for online purchases or at a brick-and-mortar store with a smartphone.

ShopKeep POS now supports Apple Pay, chip cards

For a limited time, new merchants receive a free reader at signup.

Global mobile NFC payments to exceed $130 billion by 2020

This equates to 254 million mobile users making five payments per month at an average of slightly less than $9 per transaction.

Second consecutive week sees $5B weekdays of online desktop spending

The online desktop spending season-to-date remains up 15 percent, still ahead of forecast.

Provision Interactive to deploy promotional kiosks at Rite Aid stores

Provision Interactive Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Provision Holding Inc., announced plans for the rollout of Provision's 3D Savings Center digital signage kiosks in 200 Rite Aid locations in the New York and Los Angeles markets beginning in 2015.

Study says more people buying beauty and personal care products online

The research found that Beauty and Personal Care, an industry traditionally rooted in the ability to touch, smell, sample and experiment with products in stores, is being played by a new set of rules.

Survey says online shoppers lack trust in credit cards

Connexity's Bizrate Insights finds U.S. shoppers most trust their personal bank, PayPal and Amazon.

Japanese department store buys into digital signage

Japanese department store chain PARCO last month opened its new store in Fukuoka, Japan, deploying digital signage throughout the store as part of its ICT strategy.

NCR Silver POS adds LevelUp

NCR Silver merchants can activate the LevelUp application as a payment option in their POS system.

First Data and Verifone partner to fight consumer payment data theft

First Data will offer Verifone's Secure Commerce Architecture (SCA) to provide safer, streamlined transactions and expedite EMV integration in the United States.

Blade Financial introduces debit-card program for bitcoin businesses

"The reality is, consumers just don’t have enough ways to spend their cryptocurrency."

LA kiosk recycles foreign currency into gift cards, charitable donations

Los Angeles-based Leftovercash Inc. rolled out its first automated foreign currency conversion kiosk at the Northridge Fashion Center Mall in the San Fernando Valley.

UK consumers want more mobile purchasing options, survey says

Some 47 percent of mobile users in the U.K. would like to use their mobile phone more to pay for physical or quasi-physical goods and services.

Millennials twice as likely to spend more this holiday season

The idea of not spending more this holiday season was consistent across age, income and education levels, but millennials had the lowest propensity to hold back on their spending this year.

Luxury brand Sabon boosts e-commerce holiday sales by 35 percent via personalization

Sabon said it saw dramatic improvements across key performance metrics including user engagement, total page views, time spent on site and most importantly, sales.

Bindo adds invoicing to tablet-based POS

Retailers can now deliver invoices directly to individual customers through Bindo's new invoicing feature.

Interactive Customer Experience Summit coming to Chicago in June

The conference will focus on technologies such as digital signage, self-service kiosks, mobile and tablets, as well as emerging technologies like beacons, virtual assistants and augmented reality.

Hancock Fabrics upgrades tech for POS, inventory, training

James Hayes, division vice president of IT for Hancock Fabrics, estimates that EarthLink's multi-faceted solution will save Hancock Fabrics approximately 20 percent over their previous plan.

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