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How to Make Your Kiosk Dispense Cash Like Cashier

The ability to dispense cash from your kiosk can be invaluable for making change and reducing the need for human cashiers.  Traditional bill acceptors only accept cash, but bill recyclers have the ability to both accept and dispense cash like a human cashier Source: blog.kiosksimple.com Your customers will appreciate your kiosks giving them change in bills, rather than dispensing a mountain of coins.… Read More »

Western Union Launches Self-service Money Transfer Kiosk

Customers can now remit money on a 24/7 basis with over 580 kiosks conveniently located across the UAE Source: www.marketwatch.com The company significantly expands its network in the UAE by activating the Western Union money transfer service on more than 580 kiosks – which are strategically placed in shopping malls, supermarkets, residential areas, banks, hospitals, government facilities, gas… Read More »

TGI Fridays test new tablet and kiosk technologies

Casual-dining chain’s tests tablets; burger brand tests kiosks, supplier Microsoft says Source: nrn.com Fridays’ tablet test uses new “Fridays Service Style” technology based on Windows 8.1 with Oracle’s MICROS Restaurant Enterprise Solution (RES) 5.4 on the Dell Venue mTablet E-Series mobile point-of-sale devices, the Redmond, Wash.-based software company said.

Bitcoin Kiosk – ARCA and HP partnership

  Learn more about ARCA here: www.arca.com Since 1998, ARCA has been helping people find better ways to automate financial transactions in bank branches, … Source: www.youtube.com ARCA is definitely one of the leaders in financial technology. The Alliance with HP only increases their spread.  Another smart move by a smart company. ARCA Focus Banking – financial institutions.… Read More »

Bitcoin Kiosks – ARCA & Crane Bitcoin ATM Bitcoin Kiosk

Press release issued by ARCA today.  The addition of the cash recycler is big news plus the new Android support.  At some point ARCA will abstract these devices into network appliances, and cash is still 50% and holding steady (and growing some). ARCA’S ENVOY™ PLATFORM NOW FULLY INTEGRATED WITH CRANE PAYMENT INNOVATION’S (CPI) MEI SCR AND SC ADVANCE… Read More »

Bill Pay Kiosk – Outdoor thru wall Jack

Announcing newest Bill Pay Kiosk Outdoor thru wall JACK in a small city market. JACK Flash Update: The city of Winnsboro has a population of around 3400 & about 1000 water accounts. Winnsboro JACK went live Sunday, July 19th, & during only the first three days of operation JACK completed over 60 successful transactions (payment times range from… Read More »

Cash Usage – The truth about the death of cash

In the US, cash in circulation grew 42% between 2007 and 2012 (Credit: Getty Images)

Source: www.bbc.com

Read the entire article on bbc.com It’s tempting to forecast the demise of cash. In fact, people have been predicting the end for physical money for nearly 60 years. With the rise of credit cards, contactless payments and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin the death knells  have only gotten louder. 

The Netherlands is an interesting case study to look at more closely, because their retail sector has recently embraced card payments in a big way. There are now 1,400 supermarkets in the Netherlands with registers that don’t accept cash.

In the UK, half the transactions by consumers in 2013 were with cash

As a result, card payments in the Netherlands have been growing by about 7 to 8% annually over the past few years. And yet, cash is still king. In 2012, there were 2.7 billion card payments, but an estimated 3.5 to 4 billion payments were made with cash. “Even in supermarkets which all accept debit cards, cash is still used heavily,” Jonker says. “For the time being we think cash will keep on having an important role.”
 
Studies of other nations tie in with these finding

Banks Reject New York City IDs, Leaving ‘Unbanked’ on Sidelines

More than 670,000 people have obtained the identification cards since the program began in January. One of the program’s goals is to help many of those people obtain bank accounts.  But some of the biggest banks in the city — including JPMorgan Chase,Bank of America and Citigroup — will not accept the cards as a primary source of identification, even though their federal regulators and some smaller banks have approved their use.

Source: mobile.nytimes.com

Good article on unbanked in New York, Thanks Kirk at ARCA!

Case Study – Courthouse Bill Payment with MEI BNR

A speedy way to pay your speeding ticket When General Payment Systems, Inc. (GPSI) made the move into courthouse payment systems, they needed a compact solution that focused on a number of criteria including efficiency and reliability. The company found the perfect product thanks to an innovative cash recycler from Crane Payment Innovations. “We were moving into the court space and ultimately… Read More »

DMV Kiosk – Ohioans could soon renew license-plate tags at supermarkets

Renewing your Ohio vehicle registration might soon be as easy as a trip to your local supermarket. Source: www.cleveland.com The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is preparing to test self-service kiosks in supermarkets in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The machines are part of the agency’s “BMV4U” pilot project set to… Read More »

ARCA Announces End-to-end Cash Kiosk Solutions

MEBANE, N.C., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — ARCA, a global leader in the development of cash automation technology for banks, retail locations and self-service kiosks, today announced that it will demonstrate a three-level cash management approach at the NRF’s Annual Convention & EXPO, the United State’s premiere event for retail innovation, to be held January 17 – 20, in New York City.

Source: finance.yahoo.com

NRF’s Big Show 2016 focuses on the latest retail technology and trends. Cash handling has been identified as one of the major problems for retailers all around the world.  ARCA’s retail product range features a wide selection of hardware and software that adapts to various store formats and different retail needs.

  • A till-side cash deposit system is available for immediately securing high-value notes at checkout.
  • Mid-size smart safes allow retailers already benefiting from CIT pickups to obtain cash automation efficiency without changing their whole process.
  • Combined cash deposit/recycling solutions are convenient for operational cost reductions and cash management efficiency with an integrated cash recycling function that improves till float efficiency.

Financial kiosk – QPAGOS Rolls Out Self Service Kiosks in Mexico

In one visit to the QPAGOS kiosk, customers can also top up their mobile phone, pay their electric, gas, telephone and water bills, as well as pay for municipal services, entertainment services, transportation, and many more payment services.Click here to edit the content

Source: www.marketwatch.com

40 of 56 kiosks have been deployed so far with the balance expected to be deployed by the end of August; while over 20 mobile tablets with printers were deployed with a potential of over 70 deployed by the end of the year.

Payment Kiosks – KIOSK Bill Pay Software Product Released

KIOSK Information Systems to Demo New Bill Payment Software at the 2017 NRF Big Show, Booth #3805

Source: www.businesswire.com

Tom Weaver, states, “Without question, bill payment is KIOSK’s most consistent and dominant market application. Many of our clients are in their second or third generation of self-service having already proven the enormous impact of automating literally millions of transactions each year. The ROI on in-store bill payment has moved it from a ‘nice to have’ in-store feature to a ‘must-have’ element to maximize store profits.”

Payment Kiosks – PayPal to Acquire TIO Networks

Expands PayPal’s Reach Into the U.S. Bill Payment Channel with More Than 10,000 Supported Billers, 65,000 Over-the-Counter Locations and 900 Operated Kiosks

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Source: corporate.tionetworks.com

Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of TIO, remarked, “We founded TIO to make speed and access part of the bill payment experience for the underserved, and we believe that we have created affordable products to serve the needs of all customers. Our mission fits perfectly with PayPal’s vision to democratize money. As part of the PayPal team, we believe we will accelerate our growth through expanded distribution and continue increasing access to more billers and services.”

Bill Pay Kiosk 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 »

Turnkey Bill Payment Kiosks

Turnkey Bill Payment Kiosk Solution Olea has released a new bill payment website.   Payment Kiosk by Olea. Excerpt: Kiosks that handle cash and other forms of payment are the most complex of self service kiosk designs. Don’t trust just anyone to design and manufacture your next financial service kiosk.  Led by Olea Kiosks we work with best-in-class partners to… Read More »

Bill Payment Kiosks Outdoor – Case Study Cooling

Bill Payment Kiosks Kiosk cooling: TECA Model AHP-451XE Peltier coolers are protecting over a dozen customized bill-pay kiosks. This example illustrates the power of TECA’s smaller air conditioner models. With just over a 100 Watts of cooling power, the AHP-451XE is meeting the thermal requirements of this fairly large (over 4’ tall) kiosk. Housing heat sensitive equipment including computing core,… Read More »