Customer Experience Driven Store Technologies

Elevating the Customer Experience

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Hughes




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




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Type: Case Study

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Merchants seek ways to make their mobile apps indispensable

Church's Chicken offers up a unique feature in its mobile app: a curated music playlist.

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?

Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

That question was the focus of a breakout session Tuesday at the fourth annual CONNECT Mobile CX Summit in Philadelphia. The answer is complicated, which is usually the case with emerging technology options.

What merchants should consider when deploying new technology

As retailers and restaurants consider whether to deploy new consumer offerings such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives must consider whether such efforts help them acquire more customers to get them into storefronts more often while coaxing them to spend more money.

ICX panel: Internet of Things offers new capabilities, but new technology requires preparation and commitment to change

Companies need to utilize new technology to remain competitive, but they must be aware of all the changes that a new technology will bring to their operation for the technology to succeed.

Kagan: Georgia Tech is helping transform retail

Georgia Tech has launched a $1 million-dollar retail technology initiative at its Advanced Technology Developers Center. The ATDC, launched in 1980, is the Georgia Tech incubator for new tech companies and ideas.

Furniture retailer taps apps to boost customer experience, empower associates

City Furniture is reaping big rewards on three customized iOS apps developed by the retailer, IBM and Apple. The apps and IBM MobileFirst solution is spurring sales, driving efficiency and fostering deeper customer engagement.

Digital, physical worlds collide at Amazon Books

Amazon’s new bookstores partly leans on mobile technology, but could use some improvements with something like beacons.

It's the same old song and dance for mobile payments adoption

Stop me if you;ve heard this one before: You're more likely to go back home to retrieve your smartphone than the wallet you left behind.

Don't miss: Live webinar on how in-store customer experience starts and ends with the network

With today's consumers tapping devices before they hit a brick-and-mortar or hop online to shop, retailers need to ensure apps are performing well and the store network can support the expected in-store digital experience.

Amazon Go's impact on payments, self-checkout

The Amazon Go store has no cash register or payment kiosk. Instead, shoppers scan themselves into the store using the free Amazon Go app, shop as normal, remove items from a store shelf, place items in a shopping bag, and leave the store.

Digital gift cards proving popular with shoppers this holiday season

A First Data study reveals e-gift card usage is on the climb, driven by those ages 18 to 34. The biggest card buyers are those ages 35 to 54. The main reason is convenience.

Branded mobile pay bodes big promise for retailers

Check out a webinar presentation featuring an IBM expert that offers up terrific insight and knowledge regarding the branded mobile payment solution now available to retailers.

Live webinar: How merchant-branded payment boosts brand, loyalty and customer satisfaction

Mobile pay is an increasing want for consumers and now there’s a new opportunity for retailers wanting to provide more than just mobile device payment functionality.

5 tips for choosing a mobile POS

Shift4 systems architect Jeremy Fried outlines five key criteria for selecting the best mPOS system.

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It's all about the money, and retailers that make it easy for their customers to pay for products and services increase their chances of making the sale. Payment technology is constantly evolving, too, meaning that retailers need to keep both themselves and their in-store systems up-to-date.

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