Shoppers expect high-tech options in coming years

Media Post: According to the New Future In Store by TNS, 60 percent of shoppers across the globe believe that they will be able to pay for purchases using just their fingerprint by 2015. U.S.

Sterling Commerce, ChoiceStream partner on personalized merchandising

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — ChoiceStream Inc., a leading personalization service provider, announced that it is partnering with Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc. company, to offer ChoiceStream's hosted personalization service with Sterling Multi-Channel Selling.

New report details ROI for in-store digital signage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Digital Signage Association has published "Retail Digital Signage ROI: Finding the break-even point," an exclusive research report that uses real-world numbers to estimate ROI and benefits for various types of retail. "The one question that gets...

EnQii announces mobile retail media services

NEW YORK — EnQii announced a partnership with Ping Mobile, a full-service mobile agency, and LocaModa, a mobile social platform provider. By joining forces with the two companies, EnQii is optimizing the "new media triad" of digital signage, mobile devices...

Shortlist announced for 2008 European Retail Solutions Awards

Nominees have been announced for the eighth annual European Retail Solutions Awards, which will be awarded in a ceremony June 25 at Old Billingsgate Market in London. The ERSAs are "focused on recognizing retailers and suppliers for excellence and innovation...

StoreXperience partners with PICOM on mobile commerce

LILLE, France — StoreXperience, a company that provides mobile shopping solutions for retailers, brands and consumers, announced its membership in the International Retail Industry Cluster (PICOM). The announcement coincides with Microsoft's decision to join PICOM, a retail technology center based in Lille, France.

Report: Importance, prevalence of retail technology on the rise

Retail Bulletin: Contrary to suggestions that the online channel may soon prevail over bricks and mortar stores, new research commissioned by Visa Europe indicates that these two routes to market are likely to perform complementary roles. With Internet sales expected...

Experticity names Alex Richardson to board of advisors

SEATTLE — Experticity, provider of video-assisted customer support solutions, announced that Alex Richardson, a managing director of Selling Machine Partners, past president of the Self Service & Kiosk Association and current president of the Digital Technology Alliance has joined Experticity's...

Snap.Send.Get connects mobile phones, product info

PALO ALTO, Calif. — SnapTell, provider of image recognition-based mobile marketing solutions, was recently selected by Gartner, world's leading information technology research company, to its 2008 list of Cool Vendors in Retail. Using a camera phone and SnapTell's image-recognition technology,...

More retail technology on the way, and soon

Arizona Daily Star: More new technologies are likely on the way for retail stores, speakers said Thursday at this year's Global Retailing Conference, held by the University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing.

Online sales to drive in-store technology growth

Inside Retailing (Australia): With Internet sales expected to account for almost 20 percent of turnover by 2012-15, and Web sites becoming increasingly transactional rather than informational, there is also likely to be a rise in the application of technology within...

North American consumers demand more self-service

ORLANDO, Fla. — A growing legion of North American consumers use self-service in their everyday lives, and the latest research from NCR Corp. shows an increasing percentage of individuals actually favor businesses that offer "do-it-myself" options. The third annual NCR...

Inaugural Customer Experience Summit announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The inaugural Customer Experience Summit, co-hosted by RetailConnections and by Cathy Hotka & Associates, will take place August 17-19, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.

3D video kiosks land in grocery stores

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Provision Interactive Technologies has announced its 3DEO Reward Centers are now available in the United States.

Nanonation to showcase iPhone applications at Self-Service Expo

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nanonation will demonstrate new applications for digital signage and kiosks utilizing Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch at the Self-Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show, April 16-17 in Las Vegas.

New guide offers advice on planning for digital signage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Digital Signage Today has published a new how-to guide for those planning for a digital signage network deployment.

Microsoft Surface coming to AT&T stores

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: AT&T says it will start using Microsoft Surface computers in selected retail stores later this month, becoming the first to roll out the interactive digital screens. AT&T said its retail customers will be able to place specific mobile phones on Surface's 30-inch screen to learn about features, accessories and rate plans.

Digital Signage Today answers your burning questions in new guide

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Digital Signage Today has spoken with numerous experts in the digital signage industry and published "Digital Signage: Frequently Asked Questions," an exclusive guide providing answers to some of the most common questions from deployers.

Retail application for Microsoft Surface unveiled

SEATTLE — Accenture and Avanade announced the availability of their first retail showcase application for Microsoft Surface, a 30-inch surface-computing display in a table-like form factor. Surface provides effortless interaction with digital content through touch, gestures and by placing objects...

Social media moving into the in-store marketing mix

Advertising Age: When it comes to retail spaces, marketers have perhaps the best opportunity to tie digital-marketing experiences to physical-marketing experiences. And marketers are experimenting with morphing circulars into mobile formats, implementing social media into in-store experiences and using technology to promote product sampling.

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