Fujitsu, OnCue offer in-aisle point-of-information systems

Fujitsu has announced an international distribution and license agreement with OnCue Technologies, a developer of in-aisle point-of-information solutions that are designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Through this relationship, Fujitsu will resell OnCue Technologies' InfoCue and Expert OnCue mini...

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Five ways tablets can transform retail experience

"Tablets have been touted as "reinventing" and "revolutionizing" retail. Retailers and consumer-facing businesses have been testing the use of tablets to gain operational and marketing advantages, and they like the results. Here are some ways retailers are getting big impact out of small screens."

UK shoppers are using less cash

Self-checkout and new ways to pay are leading to a decrease in the use of cash in the U.K., according to a BRC study.

Kohl's interactive experience at NRF 2014

Chad Brown with Xomni demonstrates his company's interactive assisted selling solution for Kohl's, at this year's NRF show.

Why certification matters

Among the many considerations buyers should bring to the table when selecting a designer and manufacturer for their next cart or kiosk are the certifications the company has earned. An analogy from the consumer world is the NHTSA safety rating. That's the system that gives cars starred rankings on how well they perform in accident scenarios.

Technology meets beauty in a New York subway station

A L'Oreal retail kiosk in the Bryant Park subway station gives New Yorkers a high-tech beauty consultation.

Can you afford to ignore cash in your kiosks?

Although payment options abound, cash should remain part of your business operation.

Transforming the customer experience with retail kiosks

The customer is at the forefront of any retail business. A satisfied customer leads to loyalty, which results in maximized sales.

New Balance builds brand engagement at Foot Locker flagship

The sneaker brand recently launched its 574 customization kiosk that turns shoppers into shoe designers.

The store is still the star: Takeaways from the DSA symposium

The Digital Screenmedia Association's recent event highlighted the innovation of in-store technology.

5 tips to grow your business with bill-payment kiosks

Convenience store operators can combat a sales dip by offering alternative financial services.

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Old Navy vending machines dispense free flip flops

In the run-up to its annual $1 summer flip-flop sale on June 28, Old Navy has been dispensing free flips from vending machines in locations around New York and Los Angeles.

U.K. supermarket plans evening class for self-service checkout

The manager at the Attleborough branch of U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is to hold an evening advice and guidance session, with coffee and biscuits, to help customers learn how to use self-service checkout tills.

Motorola upgrades mobile personal shopping device

Motorola has launched the fifth generation of its MC18 Personal Shopping device, which enables shoppers to scan items in a store and receive offers. Once they have completed their shopping, they pay at a self-service checkout terminal. Motorola said in...

Tesco extending 'Scan-as-you-shop' program to 100 more stores

Self-service technology provider Re-Vision has announced that after completing a successful 200-store rollout during 2012–13, Tesco have made the decision to extend the rollout of the Scan-as-you-shop solution to another 100 UK stores by the end of 2014. Tesco introduced...

China’s Rainbow Department Store chain pilots self-checkout tech, UK's Tesco trials high-speed self-checkout

NCR has won a contract for a self-checkout pilot project from China’s Rainbow Department Store chain, according to a company announcement. After an initial test phase, the self-checkout solution will be available at the newly opened Hangzhou Rainbow Shopping Mall...

Coinstar sweepstakes to celebrate one billionth transaction

Coinstar announced it will soon celebrate its one billionth transaction. To date, Coinstar said it has processed 649,963,558,659 coins, weighing approximately 4,633,773,919 pounds.

Vandalism forces removal of giant automated convenience store

A giant vending machine located on the Omaha side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge linking Omaha to Nebraska has been removed after being repeatedly vandalized, Omaha World News reports. The Shop24 automated convenience store was popular with Parks Department...

Nearly one in two U.K. shoppers need help with self-service checkout

Nearly one in two U.K. supermarket shoppers say they regularly need help when using self-service checkouts, a survey by independent U.K. market research firm Viewsbank has found.

Tesco store testing new automated checkout scanner

Tesco announced that its newest Tesco Extra store in the U.K. city of Lincoln is using a new checkout scanner belt from Datalogic that it says reduces customer checkout time.

Sainsbury’s store bags more self-service checkouts

The Sainsbury’s store in Bath, U.K. has installed more self-service tills as part of a refurbishment, the Bath Chronicle reports.

Millennial travelers prefer digital shopping

Millennial travelers are willing to spend their money and loyalty points on purchases for ancillary items at self-service kiosk and mobile devices, according to a survey by NCR Corp. "Airports and airlines alike have a unique opportunity to cater to...

Versatile Credit introduces tablet-based credit app device for retail

Versatile Credit has announced the launch of The Hive, a new countertop kiosk designed to fit in more store environments. Versatile Credit is a business unit of Versatile Systems Inc. "We are very excited to introduce The Hive, the latest addition to our rapidly growing credit ecosystem.

Village Vending brings back English village stores

Village Vending, a company based in the small historic town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, U.K., is providing self-service kiosks with the look and feel of traditional village stores. Village stores, once the center of English rural life, have been on the...

Wincor Nixdorf to use MEI banknote recycling systems in retail checkout lanes

Wincor Nixdorf is to use the MEI BNR banknote recycling system in its retail payment terminals. "The decision by Wincor Nixdorf to specify the MEI BNR reinforces the value that cash-recycling offers automated checkout lanes," Tom Nugent, Crane Payment Innovations'...

ShopRite grocery chain pilots in-aisle scanning app

ShopRite, a grocery chain with stores around Connecticut and New Jersey, has launched a pilot program to test the ShopRite Mobile Scan app, an in-aisle scanning system that allows shoppers to scan products with their mobile phones. In addition to...

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Self-service technology can enhance the customer experience, but proper integration is pivotal. Learn from real-world examples about how smartly deployed technology can unify the shopping experience while adding new customer touchpoints.