Category Archives: Retail Kiosk

Retail Kiosk 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.

World’s First Marijuana Vending Machine Accepts Bitcoin

American Green has created a marijuana vending machine that accepts Bitcoin. Source: Before long these things are going to serve up a DVD along with a slice of pizza and a coke to go with everything.  I am not sure about Bitcoin.  The units look to be renderings.

Automated-X Announces QUICKflick Awarded Contract with Remke Markets

Automated-X, Inc. today announced QUICKflickUSA, Inc. , its entertainment rental kiosk subsidiary, now has kiosks installed and operational in Ohio Source: All 13 Remke locations feature a QUICKflick entertainment kiosk, with one location featuring two kiosks. Details of the contract have not been released. “For the first three months of operations, we are very pleased with the… Read More »

Wal-Mart seeks customer service feedback with kiosk in Bentonville store

There are numerous ways retail giant Wal-Mart assesses customer service feedback from its 5,000 U.S. stores. But there is evidence that a kiosk positioned directly in the front of the store could be a new way Wal-Mart solicits direct customer service feedback from its 140 million weekly shoppers. Source: Seeking Alpha analyst Brian Gilmartin writes that one… Read More »

P.F. Chang’s Enhances Real-Time Guest Communication with Integrated Software

Enterprise Service Bus integrates line-of-business and operational systems; enables sharing of up-to-the-minute loyalty program information with customers. Source: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro has selected Neuron ESB application and web services integration software to unify the restaurant’s backend systems that will power meaningful, real-time guest communications for its P.F. Chang’s and Pei Wei brands. Neuron ESB 3.5 implementation is currently underway, and will… Read More »

Five Elements Panera 2 Explanation & Impact

In Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) Q4 2014 Earnings Call February 12, 2015 Ronald M. Shaich – Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer details results. Source: One num… Source:

Best Buy launches its first wedding registry

Move over china and pretty linens. Best Buy Co., the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, has launched its first wedding registry, catering to couples interested in the latest gadgets, from flat-panel TVs to Apple iPads. Source: The retailer will also have kiosks in its 1,000-plus large-format U.S. stores by early April, where customers can check out the… Read More »