ShopKeep POS now supports Apple Pay, chip cards

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

FEATURES


Mobile payments dominate the early holiday shopping season

Consumers now more than ever are using their smartphones and tablets to shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

UGG brings interactive signage to new concept store

The first-ever UGG Australia technology-driven concept store opened last month in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, featuring interactive digital signage touchscreens and giving shoppers the ability to customize their favorite styles.

The basics of bitcoin for retail

E-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers targeting millennials and other tech-savvy consumers should give serious consideration to accepting the virtual currency.

A customer service robot lands a retail job

Lowe's is experimenting with customer service robots. What could possibly go wrong?

Webinar spells out five big mistakes retailers are making with mobile this year

As the holiday shopping season really gets underway, retailers need to make their online shopping experiences as frictionless as possible. This presentation explores some ways they can.

Shazam coming to 200 shopping malls

The Shazam mobile app will now bring shoppers and advertisers even closer together at ground zero for the retail experience, the shopping mall, via digital signage.

Microsoft wins award for Titanfall retail launch

The launch included midnight debuts of the game, and featured 10 minutes of original content unique to the stores.

Rebecca Minkoff debuts first interactive store

The luxury brand is debuting its new store, featuring "connected walls" and high-tech dressing rooms.

Five retailers using technology to create remarkable shopping experiences

Customers are willing to pay more for a better experience. Here are five retailers using technology to deliver it to them.

Six tips for becoming EMV compliant

With the liability shift now less than a year away, it's time for retailers to get serious about their compliance plans.

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NEWS


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.

Reflektion launches visual site search for online retailers

The solution is generating an average of 315 percent more revenue per search term compared to standard site search.

Square reaches $100 million single-day sales milestone

Square also announced over 40 percent of its payment volume comes from sellers who process over $125,000 a year.

Walgreens offering 'virtual doctor visits' through its mobile app

Available in both iOS and Android versions of the Walgreens mobile app, the platform enables users to consult virtually with physicians for a range of acute conditions.

Webinar to delve into the impact of mobile on holiday shopping

Retail Customer Experience will host a free webinar that delves into the impact mobile technology is having on this holiday season, including analysis of this year's Black Friday shopping event.

One in five Americans will soon purchase a wearable device

On an overall basis, more than four in 10 adults are very familiar with wearable computers.

Swirl releases results of retail beacon marketing campaigns

The Swirl platform is currently deployed at retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Lord & Taylor, Hudson's Bay, Urban Outfitters, Alex & Ani, Kenneth Cole and Timberland stores.

Mood Media, Shazam announce 'Shazam In-Store'

According to the companies, Shazam-In Store, part of Shazam's larger expansion strategy into consumer-facing environments, is integrated into the existing Shazam app and offers brands the opportunity to connect to Shazam's more than 100 million monthly active users.

Square plans to accept Apple Pay

Founder Jack Dorsey says support will come in 2015.

Whole Foods testing new interactive tech in Georgia store

The installations create an informative, entertaining and streamlined shopping experience, including connecting shoppers more closely to the farmers who provide the food they eat.

Trade association set to host mobile payments session in DC

The Merchants Payments Coalition wants to educate Congress members and their staffs about upcoming innovations in payments.

Networld Media Group to launch Virtual Currency Summit in Boston, April 2015

Renowned economic strategist Bruce Fenton, Managing Director of Atlantic Financial, has been confirmed as a featured Summit speaker.

Kiosks among technologies to 'dramatically alter' businesss-to-consumer landscape

A new report has been issued from Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications titled "Business on Demand," a collaboration between the university and CBD Marketing.

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The modern retail store is a high-tech place, even if the products it carries are decidedly low-tech. From inventory management to point-of-sale to digital merchandising, the technology behind the retail experience can be incredibly complex. Use this research center as a quick way to keep up-to-date with what is new and exciting in retail technology.