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.

Ultimate irony – Amazon building warehouse at former U.S. mall

Ultimate irony – Amazon building warehouse at former U.S. mall

As Chris Petersen writes, Amazon has simply been one of the most innovative retailers executing consumer choice and convenience and now is proving why distributors could be retailers' new BFFs: Best Friends in Fulfillment.

Merchants seek ways to make their mobile apps indispensable

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.

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.

What merchants should consider when deploying new technology

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.

How Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will disrupt the retail landscape

How Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will disrupt the retail landscape

Sethuraman Janardhanan, practice head and client partner, big data analytics, at Happiest Minds Technologies, explores the multiple synergies that have made the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition the most notable one in retail and one which holds power to redefine many existing models.

Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key

Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market is yet another sign – the biggest to date – that retail is being redefined by multiple shopping channels.

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.

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

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.

Shipping wars: Fighting the pricing surge with omnichannel retail tactics

Shipping wars: Fighting the pricing surge with omnichannel retail tactics

An increase in shipping prices from popular shipping providers is a big reason why retailers are looking for a solid strategy to overcome the current shipping wars.

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.

Mitigating cybersecurity threats to ensure customer experience is a safe one

Mitigating cybersecurity threats to ensure customer experience is a safe one

Although the nationwide rollout of EMV technology is beginning to eliminate some security concerns, experts expect to see an increase in online fraud as fraudsters turn their attention to online sales.

Brace yourselves: EMV is here

Brace yourselves: EMV is here

The liability shift hits Oct. 1, but there's still a lot of work to be done to get consumers and merchants ready for a new payments environment.

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

Restaurant to customers: Just pay what you think the meal is worth

Restaurant to customers: Just pay what you think the meal is worth

What better experience can a diner have than tallying up their own meal tab?

Customer service strategy: Deliver value with time

Customer service strategy: Deliver value with time

Your customers want you to know this: "Value my time and you value me." It's part of delivering amazing service.

UK shoppers are using less cash

UK shoppers are using less cash

Self-checkout and new ways to pay are leading to a decrease in the use of cash in the U.K., according to a BRC study.

Retailers shaking up self-checkout offerings as deployments increase

Retailers shaking up self-checkout offerings as deployments increase

The global installed base of self-checkouts will nearly double within five years, an RBR study finds.

In-aisle self-scanning enters the Middle East

In-aisle self-scanning enters the Middle East

A concept store in Abu Dhabi implements in-aisle scanning to go with the area's modernization project.

NRF: Motorola's MP6000 bioptic imaging checkout

NRF: Motorola's MP6000 bioptic imaging checkout

At this year's NRF show, representatives from Motorola were on hand to demonstrate the company's new multi-plane bioptic imager, the MP6000 scanner. According to Motorola, the scanner works at extremely high speed and accuracy rates, and works with damaged barcodes, as well as barcodes on plastic loyalty cards or a mobile phone screen.

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