Category Archives: Automated kiosk

Automated Wine Kiosk Update – LCB

Automated Wine Kiosk Update – LCB At one time the automated wine dispensing kiosks in PA were the talk of the industry.Their ROI model which included “free deployment” came under a lot of discussion as well.  Here was one of the first self-dispense retail automation example and case study. What happened with the free kiosk? It has not… Read More »

Photo Tour – Sears 2015 Interactive In-Store Displays

Sears 2015 Interactive In-Store Displays Last week I took a walking tour of the local Sears.  My tour was thru appliances and the main crux was to look at all the tablet information stations mounted on the appliances. The tablets are 7 inch Android designed and manufactured by CTS (Connected Technology Solutions).  Sears has installed around 10,000 of… Read More »

Marijuana Kiosk & Cannabis

As marijuana legalization continues to spread, the marijuana kiosk is helping to simplify and secure the sales process. By Richard Slawsky contributor Just two years into the state’s experiment in the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, Colorado businesses are on track see more than $1.3 billion in revenue from the sale of weed and related products. That’s… Read More »

Ford Introduces Automated Kiosk for Car Dropoff

FORD INTRODUCES AUTOMATED KIOSK TO SIMPLIFY SERVICE VISITS Kelly Pleskot  March 14, 2017 5 PHOTOS Like an ATM for dealerships Ford is testing an automated kiosk that allows customers to drop off and pick up their vehicles from the dealership at any time with the click of a button. The Smart Service Kiosk, created with the help of Panasonic,… Read More »

Even the Weed Industry Isn’t Safe From Automation

The cannabis industry’s unique financial difficulties have created a whole micro-industry dedicated to creative banking solutions for pot brokers, which range frombank-to-bank phone apps to blockchain powered peer-to-peer transactions

Source: motherboard.vice.com

KIND is not the only software and/or compliance company to be thinking about cannabis kiosks—Jane and KioWare are two other companies that also want to use automated kiosks as a solution to the cannabis industry’s financial problems. Even Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority is on the kiosk train and wants to install weed kiosks in Jamaica’s airports. Yet with KIND’s recent partnership with Microsoft to provide cannabis tracking solutions for governments, Dinenberg thinks that KIND definitely has the leg up on competition.

Automation – Swyft Raises $3.5M Series A Financing

The original founder of ZoomSystems has funding for new endeavor which seems to be in the same space in many ways.

Source: finance.yahoo.com

Swyft was co-founded by Gower Smith, creator of the automated retail industry. “We are at the inflection point where automated retail is proven, however has not yet scaled. Just like when banks introduced ATMs, location numbers increased 10 times once independent manufacturers deployed low-cost machines. At ZoomSystems I quickly grew annual sales from zero to $100 million, but after handing off management, the company didn’t continue to lower capital cost to improve ROI. Our data showed that this was the key for scale to tens of thousands of locations and billions in revenue, which is our focus at Swyft.”

Zipdrug & CityMD Go Uber & Revolutionize Prescription Delivery

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Zipdrug and CityMD Partner to Revolutionize Prescription Delivery for Millions of New Yorkers. Partnership Brings…

Source: www.prnewswire.com

With this partnership, Zipdrug is unveiling digital kiosks and placing them within CityMD locations, beginning in Manhattanat CityMD’s Murray Hill location. After seeing a doctor, CityMD patients can order medication delivery from any pharmacy directly through these on-site kiosks. Once an order is placed and medications are ready for pickup from the patient’s preferred pharmacy, a HIPAA-trained, drug-screened, and background-checked messenger will promptly deliver prescriptions to their location of choice. Medications typically arrive at patients’ doorsteps on average of 16 minutes withinManhattan after they are ready for pick-up and Zipdrug users can track delivery progress in real-time on an interactive map.

Vending Kiosk – Goldstϋr Launches Jewelry Exchange Kiosks

Goldstϋr has deployed its automated kiosks for converting old or unwanted jewelry into cash or gift cards, in an agreement with Supervalu banner Cub Foods.  Goldstϋr kiosks are now in place at Cub stores in the Minnesota cities of Silver Lake, Stillwater, Midway, Coon Rapids and Apple Valley. 

Source: www.progressivegrocer.com

Consumers can exchange their gold or silver jewelry for cash or gift cards in a secure and accurate process. For the retailer, this approach represents a new form of revenue that Goldstϋr can capture in addition to generating additional store traffic. Moreover, it can be a hedge against declining revenues from other in-store services.
 
The process takes two minutes and a $2 appraisal fee, with offers based on commodities market prices that are updated every hour. Consumers can choose from a cash receipt or store gift card as payout. If the consumer decides not to accept the bid as shown on the kiosk screen, they can simply decline the offer. 

AVT Inc. Files For Chapter 11 Protection Vending Manufacturer Says ‘Business As Usual’ During Reorganization

AVT management said its core vending and automated retailing business remains strong, and blamed the filing on past attempts at diversification into unrelated businesses. Wayne Salvino, the newly installed president of AVT, emphasized that the filing does not mean that AVT is going out of business. TAGS: AVT bankruptcy filling AVT Chapter 11, AVT Inc., AVT reorganization, Wayne… Read More »

Premier Tax Free Shopping self-service kiosk refund platform

Premier Tax Free Shopping unveils self-service refund platform

Source: www.moodiereport.com

The kiosk is connected to all till points in-store, and automatically recalls the purchase information as soon as the receipt is scanned. 

Using inbuilt scanners, the tourist can simply scan their passport and sign the form using an inbuilt signature pad. Respecting all local and international regulations, the printed tax-free form is fully compliant, and in some countries, such as France, it is linked to Customs to synchronise with local systems.