The Connected QSR

Successful restaurant operators typically are skilled at serving great food, not managing IT infrastructure. A 4G LTE network can make the task of managing a restaurant's digital devices a breeze.

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Sponsor: Cradlepoint


Mobile Wallets 101

This report provides an introduction to mobile wallets, and explains why they should accept mobile proximity/point-of-sale payments through their own mobile app, through financial institution-issued mobile wallets, and through third-party mobile wallets.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Mobile Payments Today


How the Internet of Things is Reinventing Retail

In this position paper, we’ll get beyond the big numbers & future forecasts to focus on one of the ways the Internet of Things (or IoT for short) really matters for a retail group – how it can start to leverage IoT-driven systems & make shopping better for its customers through seamless, effective visual messaging driven by ComQi’s EnGage platform.

Type: White Paper

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Dunkin’ innovation chief: Hope is no strategy; retailers must differentiate or die

John Costello, Dunkin’ Brands president, global marketing and innovation, doesn’t mince words when it comes to the state of retail and what retailers must do to survive and beat the competition.

Talking With: Citi's chief customer/digital experience officer on mapping the customer journey (Part 2)

In this second part of a two-part interview with Citi Chief Customer and Digital Officer Alice Milligan, Milligan discusses mapping out the customer journey and how Citi is hurdling obstacles in delivering top-notch customer service and experience.

Kohl’s first retailer melding Apple Pay, store charge card, loyalty program

Kohl's customers can now tap Apple Pay to use their store charge cards and not miss out on earning loyalty rewards in the process.

Why POS is as valuable as electricity for the retailer

Running your wireless business without a point-of-sale system leaves you in the dark even more.

Talking With: Soar Payments Founder Rich McIver on improving the checkout experience

The customer experience starts when a consumer walks into the store for the first time and goes well beyond the checkout process, but if the purchase experience is not rewarding it can hurt the retailer in more ways than one.

3 ways to boost the online checkout experience

Simplifying the online checkout process can be fairly simple and benefit your business in the long term as it makes customers happy.

Restaurant, retail customer experience leaders headline ICX Summit

Gurus from Smashburger, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Detroit Red Wings, Domino's Pizza and Wingstop are among a hefty list of speakers and panelists offering expert insight at the annual event being held June 1 – June 3 in Dallas. Registration is open.

Payment breaches to continue despite US EMV liability shift

With the adoption of EMV technology in full swing, two questions remain top of mind: will the transition to chip and PIN make credit cards and transactions more secure from attacks? What impact will this change have on other payment methods?

Retailers lagging on EMV card technology transition, reveals study

Despite a deadline of October 2015, 42 percent of retailers have yet to update payment terminals to be EMV compliant.

Talking With: Liaison SVP Rob Consoli on developing an omnichannel strategy

An omnichannel strategy can be nirvana for the consumer and the retailer if it can be accomplished.

Easter is a hopping retail shopping season

Consumers will dole out an average of $146 on Easter spend, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Easter spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics.

Benefits of a technology billfold: Why the mobile wallet is here to stay

There will be more than 200 million mobile-wallet users across the U.S. by the end of 2016.

Dorsey wants Square to be synonymous with mobile payments

Jack Dorsey wants Square to be synonymous with mobile payments and believes the current EMV shift in the U.S. will help the seven-year old company accomplish the CEO's ambitious goal.

Starbucks loyalty change brews anger, filters out value of experience

The shift in how members of My Starbucks Rewards earn stars may be a test of its customer loyalty, but with the program's expanding mobile payment and other features, the change also underscores the unrecognized value of data among its members.

Data insight key ingredient to Hershey’s sweet retail experience success

Information, and analyzing data, is a prime reason why Hershey is succeeding in a very competitive retail industry.

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