In October 2014, Amazon announced it would be opening its first physical retail location in New York City. Now Zappos, an Amazon-owned company, plans …
Writeup by Retail Solutions Online of new Zappos physical incarnation test going on in Las Vegas.
Organizers – Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and its trade associations, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA – the global association for vision and imaging, and the Motion Control Association (MCA)
Automate is the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America. Formerly the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show which dates back to 1977, Automate now demonstrates the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions for a broad array of industries. The show is held once every two years.
After what most would consider a brutal holiday shopping season last year thanks to a well-publicized data breach, Target is rebounding with a slew of mobile and digital investments aimed at driving foot traffic.
Google helped create a mobile website with six mini-games. The campaign was created by creative agency 72andSunny with Psyop and Stinkdigital as the production partners.
Unveiled this week the “Connected Mall” experience in Palo Alto, Calif. The installation features a “smart” directory developed by eBay for the Simon Innovation Group that elevates the shopping experience by providing consumers with a suite of services, including point-to-point navigation and personalized offers and deals.
Features of the new digital directory include:
- A 72″ LCD, full HD, all-weather touchscreen viewable in direct sunlight
- Mall maps available in 3D view, with accurate orientation of the shopper within the mall to their exact location, including the direction he/she is facing
- The option to browse through the interactive map, events, services and store deals, also allowing a shopper to search for what they are looking for by touching multiple categories (food, services, retail, restroom, etc.) Upon selection of a specific store or service needed, the interactive map will highlight its location and the best route
- The shopper can then push the directions to their mobile phone and follow the recommended path to their selected store (international mobile numbers are accepted)
- A “today” button that highlights events and deals happening on that specific day
- Handicap feature allows the shopper to shift the orientation of the map and menu, creating a more easily accessible experience
The tagging system was invented years before it became practical.
Nordstrom is testing smart fitting rooms based on eBay technology as it looks to keep its tech edge over other retailers.
The idea is to bring tech to an untapped part of a store where many customers ultimately make their purchasing decisions: the fitting room.
Consumer products have changed as the smart phone and Internet combine to make simple devices “smart” – A phenomenon known as “The Internet of Things.”
Article by Rick Rommel of Sprosty on IoT. Your products connect with others or they don’t. Good read.
People walking by the baked-goods machine stop for a few moments, stunned. They press their hands to the glass, their eyes roving over the treasure trove of goods
When was last time I wore cuff links? Had to be very early 80s. Vending them next to Donuts?
FM will guide you through some of the best vending machines at Harvard, so you can always be prepared.
Craft your own soda, buy SD cards or Ethernet cables. Good stuff!
TEMPE – Arizona State University students who are tight on time and limited on transportation will often get their calories from a vending machine. Now they can get their medication in much the same way. The InstyMed machine at the Tempe Health Center is the first in Arizona, and ASU is only the second university […]
Instyed out of Minneapolis. Based in: Eden Prairie, Minn. Founded: 10 years ago. To date: Has filled 2 million prescriptions. To use a machine: One must be a patient at a health care facility with a dispenser. Video story.
Revel recently launched the world’s largest iPad POS deployment with installations at 700+ Smoothie King locations, and serves large grocery, retail and restaurant establishments including Dairy Queen, Goodwill, Pizza Patron and many more. Revel has now been formally established as the leader of the new generation POS industry across both SMBs and enterprises.
Has to give people like NCR and IBM/Wincor in particular pause.
Examples of marketing going awry sometimes internationally.
e.g. In Chinese, the KFC slogan “finger licking good” comes out as “eat your fingers off”.
All vending machines are different, but they have one thing in common: They steal money. The grumpy variety in the Slate New York office has this habit, and freeing imperiled pretzel bites has become a bit of an office preoccupation. The video above shows the surest (and least risky) method…
They show you how to push up in order to free, It’s a known problem.
Arizona State University students are used to grabbing potato chips or pop from vending machines – but prescription drugs will be something new. In a few weeks, students on the Tempe campus will be able to purchase certain medications from a machine made by the company InstyMeds. Officials call this is the first machine of its kind in Arizona and say it will help students access their medications more easily.
REUTERS/Mosab OmarA man uses an vending machine a money machine that dispenses pure gold at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.If you think vending machines
With the liability shift now less than a year away, it’s time for retailers to get serious about their compliance plans.
background on EMV by Laura Miller covering many points with EMV compliant. Data breach is twice a day alert. Devices and transactions in the field for most part only populate a system which at some point is compromised. Internal systems, your vendors and your employees for that matter comprise the target.
You might have seen those Best Buy Express kiosks at airports and train stations around the country. These souped up vending machines don’t dispense Cheetos and gum but rather premium Beats headpho…
According to a source close to Zoom, Best Buy Express generates anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 a month per kiosk. Do the math and that means the consumer electronics retailer, based in Richfield, Minn., generates roughly between $20 million and $120 million a year in sales off those machines.
Today at Money20/20, Toronto startup Bionym announced a technology trial that will see users making real life purchases with their heartbeats.The company’s flag
Syncs on your EKG reading allowing for payment via tap of the wrist. Announced at 20/20 show today
The £20 limit on Visa contactless cards can be bypassed by making transactions using foreign currencies, security experts from Newcastle University have found.
Chip and Pin VISA flaw detected.
Businesses are seeking more touch points while customers are demanding immediate gratification and this is leading to increased demand for kiosks, said Shannon Illingworth, CEO, AVT Inc. Illingworth said his freestanding kiosks supply hot foods and high-end goods to shoppers in a hurry. He added that less people are using cash so his machines now accept credit cards, PayPal and Google Wallet. ATV currently has carpet cleaning kiosks in Wal-Mart, as well as Opticwash kiosks in Las Vegas hotels. F
Good interview with AVT Illingworth
–InComm, a leading provider of integrated point-of-sale technology solutions to retailers, is pleased to announce a partnership with GRUPO BB E MAPFRE, the number one multinational insurer in Brazil, to launch the project “Família Sempre Protegida”, a program that will enable consumers to purchase selected types of insurance from local vending machines and…
InComm insurance vending developing product in the South America
Coming soon to a merchant near you: Poynt will let you decide how to pay for in-store purchases.
This Android-based unit from ex-Google Wallet head supports any and all methods of electronic payment. Talk about hedging your bets. This is $299 device that competes with Ingenico/Verifone. Opened up API to developers on Wednesday including Intuit.
Just days after CVS and Rite-Aid shut down their ability to accept Apple Pay, the rival mobile system those retailers have backed has experienced a setback.
Adding to the ongoing MCX CurrentC & Apple Pay drama is the inevitable data breach. We need a hourly Google alert tracker just to keep track of data breach incidents.
The future of retail is here.
The portable assistant.
How kiosks are leveraging the robot to boost customer service and revenue.
A look at tv-style robot assistants (no writeup on the Lowes robot in the news yesterday). The article credits Karel Capek with “robot” and that was in his novel RUR but the more important output word from that was Android which was immortalized in the original Star Trek episode with Methuselah. And it was Brothers Kapek. Josef actually invented word “roboti” which became robot.
Debenhams has been one of the most familiar names on the UK high street since 1905, but in its lifetime it’s been through many changes, the latest being its ongoing shift to a multichannel future.
Analysis of company pinpoints problems with “Click & Collect” strategy since there is no unified inventory system, instead one for stores and one for online. Mobile devices were a huge traffic component for their website at almost 60%. Click and Collect grew to 22.5% of all online orders (up 7.4% over 2013).
Much was made over the weekend about measures taken by several large retailers, including CVS, Rite Aid, 7-Eleven and the grandaddy of them all, WalMart, to avoid supporting Apple Pay. The retailer…
CurrentC based on QR-codes isn’t the highest tech competitor for NFC (though we know what that stands for). I think the privacy implications of CurrentC do not serve it well.
3D hardware maker Artec announced the U.S. debut of the Shapify Booth, which can scan a person’s body in 12 seconds to create 3D printed replica figurines
Walmart-owned ASDA supermarkets in the U.K. are beta testing 3D full-body scanning booths that allow patrons to buy 6-in to 9-in high “selfie” figurines. Artec Group, a maker of 3D scanners and software, said its Shapify Booth, which can scan your entire body in 12 seconds and use the resulting file to create a full-color 3D printed model, is making its U.S. debut this week.
Pharmacy Automation Devices Market – Global Industry Trends, Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020 – Pharmacy Automation Devices Market, Outlook, Size, Application, Product, Share, Growth Prospects, Key Opportunities, Dynamics, Analysis, Pharmacy Automation Devices Report – Grand View Research Inc
Companies analyzed in competitive landscape
- AmerisourceBergen Corporation
- Accu Chart Healthcare
- CareFusion Corporation
- ForHealth Technologies
- Fulcrum Inc
- GSE Scale Systems
- McKesson Corporation
- Pearson Medical Technologies
- Innovation PharmaAssist Robotics
- Health Robotics SRL
- Kirby Lester
- Pyxis Pharmacy Automation Systems
- Rice Lake Weighing Systems
- Cerner Corporation
- Omnicell Inc
- Aesynt Inc.
- Parat Systems Pharmacy Automation
- Baxter International Inc.
- Swisslog Holding Ltd
- ScriptPro LLC
- Yuyama Co. Ltd
- Talyst Inc.