Category Archives: Retail Systems

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.

Harvey Nichols customers use iPads to unlock product content in store « Retail Innovation

Harvey Nichols customers use iPads to unlock product content in store Source: As well as providing an enhanced shopping experience, it enables retailers to collect data on customer behaviour in store prior to checkout. After leaving the store, predictive models use this data to increase customer engagement and sales. Based on their clients’ objectives, they can drive… Read More »

Bitcoin Foundation ‘effectively bankrupt’, may split in two

The Bitcoin Foundation may split into two separate bodies after facing reputational damage, declining membership and continued losses. Source: “The foundation has almost no money left, and just fired 90 per cent of its people. Some will stay on as volunteers,” Janssens wrote, adding that a lack of transparency and poor spending decisions led to its current crisis.… Read More »