Before retail kiosks, kiosks made their debut sometime in 1977 after a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a touch-screen system that offered users information to find movies, bus stops, extracurricular activities, and courses. Today, they are even making a difference in sales. Read More
The first time I walked into a department store that had replaced its clunky cash register with an iPad, I thought, “Wow, look at this advancement.” I now think the same thing when I see companies utilizing digital signage for retail.Read More
Here’s something that might surprise you: people still love buying products in stores. Nearly 40% of consumers buy something at physical stores weekly, as opposed to the 27% who make online purchases weekly.Read More
You may have noticed some changes in credit cards and credit card readers recently.
The little squares that have appeared on the cards. The slot at the bottom of card readers where people put their cards.
But what exactly are these changes and why are they necessary?
Computer. Phone. Bridge. Glasses.
What do all those things have in common?
Thanks to advances in technology, they can all connect to each other. It may sound crazy, and some of them do require specific versions (like Google glasses), but it’s no longer uncommon for devices and machines to interact with each other using the internet.
You’re a young, single father out grocery shopping. Money is tight, so you’re on the lookout for good deals. As you walk into the store, you notice a sign that says the store has recently introduced a beacon advertising system that might help you do just that.Read More