Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Erratic support from U.S. retailers for in-store, proximity-based mobile payments likely contributed to low use among consumers as the holiday shopping season sprang to life on Black Friday.

City Furniture takes digital-edge approach to enrich customer in-showroom experiences

City Furniture takes digital-edge approach to enrich customer in-showroom experiences

City Furniture CIO/CFO Steve Wilder shares insight, lessons learned and return-on-investment from the Florida retailer's strategy to boost customer experience via a partnership with IBM and Ingenico Group. The strategy led to a mobile and nimble sales and transaction process across its 27 showrooms.

Kagan: Poor checkout experience hurts retail brand

Kagan: Poor checkout experience hurts retail brand

Jeff Kagan offers up his view on retail winners and losers and what the changing customer expectations are starting to demand from retail stores.

Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

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.

Hungry for more conversions? There's an app for that

Hungry for more conversions? There's an app for that

With the inherent convenience of ordering favorite specialty items online, come new demands from consumers, namely: the expectation of finding their favorite brands in the app store. The more consumers turn to their smartphones for buying convenience, the more competition arises for brands looking to cash in on the gold rush.

Crate & Barrel leader talks mobile tech and designing a seamless customer experience

Crate & Barrel leader talks mobile tech and designing a seamless customer experience

Understanding the consumer is just one part of the equation for Crate & Barrel. The key, as a top leader explained, is knowing what a consumer is looking for, helping them find it easy and quick, and driving the purchase forward.

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

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.

Vending/micro market veteran ready to take on Amazon Go

Vending/micro market veteran ready to take on Amazon Go

A vending/micro market veteran has developed a technology, featuring artificial intelligence, he believes will disrupt the consumer goods distribution industry.

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

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.

7 critical questions traditional retailer metrics can't answer

7 critical questions traditional retailer metrics can't answer

Traditional metrics of sales and share are not enough for omnichannel.

Wal-Mart SVP: Mobile pay exceeding expectations, meeting consumers' needs

Wal-Mart SVP: Mobile pay exceeding expectations, meeting consumers' needs

There are more than a few big reasons Wal-Mart is advancing its mobile retail customer experience and the big one is consumers want a smooth, fast, easy experience. In fact, they're demanding it.

Why POS is as valuable as electricity for the retailer

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.

Retailers lagging on EMV card technology transition, reveals study

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.

Panera leader: Payment, mobile innovations boosting customer experience

Panera leader: Payment, mobile innovations boosting customer experience

Panera Bread is still going full throttle in expanding payment strategies to reduce consumer friction points and enhancing the customer experience.

Year in Review: 5 insights on why data will remain critical in 2016

Year in Review: 5 insights on why data will remain critical in 2016

Data, specifically given the looming Internet of Things technology ahead, will prove even more critical for retailers in 2016.

3 changes to PCI mandate retailers need to understand

3 changes to PCI mandate retailers need to understand

Three changes to the PCI DSS mandate are having dramatic effects on a number of business owners and vendors.

Year in Review:  Top mobile news, strategy insight of 2015

Year in Review: Top mobile news, strategy insight of 2015

There were two big 'm' words for the small and big retailer in 2015: millennial and mobile. Both factored big in strategy, merchandising, reassessing payment approaches and enlisting new technology to stay on top to meet, and hopefully exceed, the consumer’s expectations.

Retailers beware: Mobile drives holiday shopping season

Retailers beware: Mobile drives holiday shopping season

Mobile shopping already was ahead of expectations in the weeks leading up to the official start of the holiday season in the U.S.

5 ways surveillance can improve retailer ops

5 ways surveillance can improve retailer ops

The advancements in video surveillance over recent years have made it possible for retailers and business managers to document operations, observe customer traffic, keep a close eye on cash handling, make sure safety protocols are met, track inventory and monitor employee behavior.

Why you should take retail traffic indexes with a grain of salt

Why you should take retail traffic indexes with a grain of salt

Why are there such discrepancies in these indexes ... and whom should you believe?

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