Category Archives: retail automation

Automated Retail Systems and Retail Automation

The automated retail industry is one of the two core technology showplaces today (financial Services being #2).

    • Emerging technologies such as robotics, lockers, digital signage, vending and automated vending lead the way.   Amazon and Google revolutionize physical delivery. OuterWall has another great idea (or not).
    • More mature retail technology includes interactive displays, next-generation POS,  mobile interplay, multi-touch, kiosks for self-service, video services, and customer service technology.
    • Companion technologies include ATMs, kiosks, Advanced ATMS,  NFC and thin client.
    • Standards – here we have more regulatory guidelines in play along with more standards than any other industry. PCI, OPOS, JPOS, MPOS,  HIPAA, ADA, UL, CE just to name a few.

UK Shop and Go Automated Store – Just Walk Out — Tesco, Sainsburys Aldi UK Review

UK Shop and Go Automated Store Ian Scott did a very nice walk-thru of the main “Walk In & Walk-Out” prototypes in the UK. If you have any questions or would like contact info for Ian send an email to [email protected] – About Ian Scott — Rethink Retail Top 100 Influencer, Understanding the shifting retail landscape, delivering actionable solutions… Read More »

Orphan Page Summary – Jan 9

Western Union and High Street UPS, FedEx Strike New Ecommerce Partnership Deals wearable Archives – Tag Google brings local lead generation to Google Assistant and Google Home Social Media Photo Kiosk – Digital Signage Products Amazon Promotes Package Pickup Lockers Technology improves patient financial security – Post-Tribune MedAvail Raises $30M for Drug-Dispensing Kiosks Supreme Court Rejects Coca-Cola Case… Read More »

Contactless Technology Integrations – Starship Delivery Robots, Panasonic Smart Food Lockers and Apex Order Pickup Solutions

Panasonic Smart Food Lockers From BusinessWire Oct 2021 PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As college campuses modify operations in response to the ongoing pandemic, Transact, the leader in innovative credential and payment solutions for a connected campus, continues to develop and release technology solutions to benefit students, faculty and staff members’ health and safety. Today Transact announced three new software integrations with Apex… Read More »

Restaurant Automation – How To Use Technology with Current Challenges

From Forbes August 2021 —  Angela Diffly  Forbes Councils Member —  Angela Diffly is co-founder of the Restaurant Technology Network. In Brief What about TikTok? Conversion from in-house to off-premise QR Codes Drones and BOTs Delivery Labor Excerpt: Is TikTok on your restaurant’s marketing strategy menu? If not, consider this. Ninety-year-old brand Ocean Spray landed 15 billion media impressions on TikTok… Read More »

Off-Premise AI Robots Gaining Traction For Drive-Thru Automation

Drive-Thru Automation News & AI Influence From NRN and Next Frontier August 2021 — The next part of the post-pandemic restaurant makeover? Robots In Brief Redesigns stress ease of customer experience like Panera’s geofencing technology and Taco Bell’s smartphone-operated food pickup.  both KFC and Dunkin’ piloting checkout-free automated drive-thrus powered by AI in 2019. Valyant is partnering with Checkers and… Read More »

Vending Kiosk News – Shopping Center Vending On the Rise

Shopping Center Kiosks and Vending Kiosk Article From ICSC August 2021 — Vending machines now feature digital touchscreens and even biometric facial identification to make the buying experience faster. In Brief Taubman highlighted and pitching most of their strategies Selling sauce, vape, skincare, drugs (Advil), cupcakes, eyelash extensions, PPE and CBD Revenue from vending machine still less that… Read More »