Monthly Archives: March 2018

2018 Shanghai Smart Retailing High-end Summit Gathers Industry Leaders for Insights and Innovations

Shanghai, 29 March, 2018 2018 Shanghai Smart Retailing High-end Summit Gathers Industry Leaders for Insights and Innovations To be held on April 26-27 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, the summit’s theme is ‘Smart Retail, Leading a Smart New Life’, and will gather experts and leaders to discuss the current developments and future prospects of the retail (automation) industry. A… Read More »

March Sponsor – ZIVELO

New Sponsor for March – ZIVELO ZIVELO is a public computing technology company that offers self-service kiosks and digital signage solutions to fit any industry. Our customers including leaders in the QSR, fast-casual, banking, healthcare, retail, and transportation industries, ranging from 3 of the top 5 QSR’s in North America and Fortune 100 companies, to nearly every branch… Read More »

Training — Upcoming Peerless-AV Webinars: 3/29 Installation Training & More

Training — Upcoming Peerless-AV Webinars: 3/29 Installation Training & More Peerless-AV’s webinar occurring March 29 at 10:30 am CT. Join Peerless-AV’s Craig Recchia as he presents the Certified Installer Silver Level Training Course at this link. This webinar includes training on the benefits of digital signage and the various applications it can be used. The training also focusses on the different types of kiosks along… Read More »

Cannabis Cash Solutions Smart Cash Deposit Vaults

HARDCAR INTRODUCES ADVANCED SMART SAFES TO CALIFORNIA’S EVOLVING CANNABIS INDUSTRY WITH CANNABIS BANKING STILL BEING ILLEGAL ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL EVEN AFTER CALIFORNIA HAS ISSUED HUNDREDS OF TEMPORARY LEGAL LICENSES, HARDCAR DISTRIBUTION PROVIDES ITS CLIENTS SECURE SOLUTIONS FOR KEEPING THEIR MONEY SAFE. March 1, 2018 – (Palm Springs, CA) – HARDCAR Distribution has partnered with Cannabis Cash Solutions to introduce Smart Cash… Read More »

Bill Pay News – PayPal Suspends TIO Operations Permanently

Editors Note: Thanks to Olea Kiosks for sending update to us here at Kiosk Industry. Olea provides bill pay services. Update: March 22, 2018 @ 4:00pm ET Bill Pay TIO Networks Provides Second Update on Suspension of Operations After careful consideration, PayPal has decided to not restore TIO’s services and will wind down TIO’s business accordingly. We thank… Read More »

GDPR Update – EU GDPR General Data Protection Regulation

It’s 63 days from going into full enforcement mode. Best to be aware if based in US and doing business in EU.

Source: www.eugdpr.org

The EU is just about ready to turn on their information privacy laws. Typically the US uses the EU as baseline and tries to “harmonize”. Given the Facebook debacle I suspect there might be a bit more impetus given to that effort. Safe to say the US is still a bit of the Wild West (except for HIPAA). If you do business internationally best to be aware.

digital signage solution – Olea Kiosks DSE Next Week in Vegas

Digital Signage Expo 2018 and Olea Kiosks March 17, 2018 Step into the world of Self-Service with Olea Kiosks at booth #1457. Interact with our lineup of kiosk solutions and learn why kiosks are being deployed worldwide at record-pace. Olea will also be showcasing part of our BRAND-NEW kiosk line, the Austin Series. Primed for QSR/Fast-Food, the modular… Read More »

Peerless-AV Outdoor Displays Webinars – 3/21, 11 am CT

Peerless-AV Outdoor Displays Webinar Tomorrow 3/21, 11 am CT This special webinar training focuses on the two types of outdoor displays offered by Peerless-AV. The webinar will cover the Xtreme™ outdoor display, which is fully weather proof and impact resistant, making is perfect for commercial applications. The webinar will also feature the UltraView™ outdoor TV, which is perfect… Read More »

Hospitality Kiosks – What the Kiosk Can Do for Hotels and Restaurants

What The $1B Kiosk Industry Can Do For Hotels And Restaurants News followup from Pymnts.com //www.pymnts.com/news/retail/2018/self-order-digital-kiosk-customer-experience/  Excerpt: Kiosks aren’t just for selling tickets or providing customers with another way to order a meal. They can personalize the guest experience too. “Our take on it is that we’re all different,” Bite CPO Steven Truong has said. “Our recognition and… Read More »

SlabbKiosks expands its production capabilities

Slabbkiosks Expanding SlabbKiosks Expanding – Slabbkiosks will continue growing its kiosk production capabilities at a newly leased 12,065 square foot facility in Mesa, Arizona. The move became necessary to meet an increase in customer demand while ensuring the continued production of high quality kiosk units. Operations at the new location will focus on product integration and will include highly efficient quality… Read More »

Why Did Toys ‘R’ Us Fail?

It was not the market dynamics that took these companies under, it was the fact that their owners took on so much debt that it positioned them to only be successful if all the market dynamics went their way.  They decided to purchase a Formula One race car and forgot they have to dodge potholes on I-94 in Chicago to and from work. And when they fail the world wonders and laments the loss of these retailers and make it sound like this is an overall retail issue.  It’s not.

Source: www.ihlservices.com

Judging from the usual apocalytic headlines it is pretty easy to assume Retail has been officially terminated by a mobile phone and Amazon.  If you look at the numbers for retail it shows a $5 Trillion market is growing at 5.4% year to year. But this is bad news? 

McDonald’s tech updates have some workers jumping ship

For Dudley Dickerson, the mobile-app orders were the last straw.
McDonald’s has been updating with new technology, delivery, a revamped menu and curbside pickup. But the “Experience of the Future” has employees handling more tasks — in many cases, they say, without pay raises or adequate staffing. So Dickerson, 23, handed over his spatula for the last time.
“They added a lot of complicated things,” Dickerson said in an interview. “It makes it harder for the workers.”
Many fast-food employees hop from job to job. But with unemployment so low, turnover is becoming a problem. Workers are walking rather than dealing with new technologies and menu options. The result: Customers will wait longer.

Source: www.sfgate.com

“Quick-service restaurants are having a little more trouble with job openings and finding workers,” said Michael Harms, executive director of operations at People Report. “It’s the pace of work, the pace of technology and the lower wage rate.”

Kiosk Financing – How Does 2018 Tax Reform Affect Kiosks

Kiosk Financing – A look at the changes with Tax Reform Act Note: thanks to Impresa Financial for contributing The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act recently signed into law includes multiple provisions which encourage businesses to invest in kiosk financing, self-service and automated technology equipment in the 2018 tax year. These include: Immediate Expensing 100% immediate expensing (bonus depreciation)… Read More »

The Evolution of Kiosk Software

Kiosk Software Evolution Without those who took the first steps in developing software for kiosks, the industry wouldn’t be enjoying its current dominance in the marketplace. By Richard Slawsky contributor There’s a saying in the business world along the lines of “The pioneers get the arrows.” Nowhere is that more applicable than in the world of kiosk software.… Read More »

Peerless-AV Joins Kiosk Manufacturer Association’s Board of Directors

Peerless-AV Joins Kiosk Manufacturer Association Board of Directors AURORA, Ill. – February 28, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce it has joined the Self-Service Kiosk Association’s Board of Directors for 2018. Peerless-AV joins 16 companies in serving to lead efforts to promote best… Read More »

Ultra-Slim Kiosk Printer Solutions

Ultra-Slim Kiosk Printer Solutions With a sleek and stylish design, lean frames, and small footprint the new Ultra-Slim Portrait Kiosks are perfect for any indoor application! These kiosks can serve as a digital signage solution for any indoor application, including corporate, education, transportation, retail, and more, and can host the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories.… Read More »

Frank Mayer March 2018 Blog – Virtual Reality and Other Tools

Design Capabilities for the POP Industry How using the latest innovative software and products can save clients time and expense As the Creative Director at Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc., a big perk of my job is staying immersed in the tech world and discovering the latest software and products developing at rapid speed. With an unending catalog… Read More »

Asia Vending Show CVS and the Official Satellite Show of EuroShop Debut ‘World of Retail’ Exhibition

Asia’s Largest Vending Show CVS and the Official Satellite Show of EuroShop Debut ‘World of Retail’ Exhibition CVS and Subsidiary of Euroshop C-star Join Forces to Create an International Retail Exchange Platform with Over 200 Smart Retail Vendors, Offering One-stop Premium Retail Solutions Worldwide. The 15th China International Self-service, Kiosk and Vending Show (CVS) – the second largest in the… Read More »

DMV Kiosk Payment – Renew your plates away from home

DMV Registration Kiosk Payment Works Across Counties for Residents in Colorado GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)– Colorado residents living in Grand Valley are now able to renew their license plates without driving back to their home county. Link to video. 12 counties are participating in a new kiosk program that lets drivers renew their plates. According to our local DMV… Read More »

In The Wild – Drive-Thru Kiosk Self-Order Subway Drive Thru

Caught in the Wild – Subway Drive Thru Kiosk   Steve Evans Account Manager for the World’s Fastest Drive Thru™ Kiosk Solution at NEXTEP SYSTEMS Hello folks!  Please help me congratulate Tara Hill and her staff for her implementation of our World’s Fastest Drive Thru™ Solution at her brand new Fresh Forward SUBWAY® Restaurant located in Lower Sackville, Nova… Read More »

Habit to Test Breakfast, Develop App, Kiosks | Orange County Business Journal

Habit Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) in Irvine will test breakfast menu items and develop a digital mobile app and a kiosk ordering system.

Source: www.ocbj.com

Other restaurant groups—including Irvine-based Yogurtland—have looked at the meal segment as well, as a way to get more customers through the door while morning-intensive chains such as Starbucks Corp. made a mirror-image bid to bring customers back for lunch.

Bendel also told analysts the burger house will develop a mobile app to “allow our customers to skip the line and place their order from their mobile phones or tablets,” in a move that also brings Habit in-line with other chains.

Habit is also “developing a self-ordering kiosk to promote speed of service [and alleviate] cashier labor.”

USAT Announces Availability of Newly Acquired Seed Micro Market Software

Micro Market Software Announced MALVERN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT), a premier payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the self-service retail market, today announced the expansion of its newly acquired micro market optimization solution, Seed Markets™. The cloud-based and mobile solution was introduced in March 2016 in a limited-test deployment, bringing select micro market operators the… Read More »