January is the NRF 2016 trade show in New York. This year looks to be busier than ever for self-service and signage. I did a count of exhibitors and it over three pages long. Retail lockers and automation are going to be high on the list of attention again this year. I’ll be there (big thanks to Pitney Bowes and… Read More »
Published by NRA April 2020 — Advice include relying on your automated ordered systems in order to maintain social distancing. The purpose of guidance is just that, to offer you direction and provide a framework for best practices as you reopen. But as the saying goes, the devil is in the details, and not every restaurant is the… Read More »
F&I documents, vehicle sales agreements, brochures and more, we all know that dealerships are businesses that rely heavily on printed products.
The company has made NFTouch available in a variety of dealer packages. FRG shared the base package for the product includes four “wheel” kiosks (digital stands next to a showroom vehicle) and a showroom Master kiosk (which provides discount coupons, showcases campaigns, monthly features and specials). The Digital Wheel Stand allows the sales manager to instantly change vehicle pricing and offers.
The packages are customized in an effort to suit dealer needs, and the kiosks are leased over a set term, with delivery and installation within 60 days of ordering.
And for shoppers that might not have made it to the dealership within store hours; they can receive information, as well. The company also offers an After-Hours kiosk, which sits just inside the dealership window and works through glass.
See Immersive Technology at NRF 2021 Press Release PR Newswire Jan 08 DENVER, Jan. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Visit NRF 2021 Chapter 1 next week and meet with Kiosk Association. Dates are January 12, 13, 14, 19, 21 and 22 beginning next week. Our online page is https://virtualbigshow.nrf.com/company/kiosk-association-kma Our portal page with helpful links, research, predictions, brochures and videos for NRF 2021… Read More »
NRF 2021 Chapter One January 12-14, 19 and 21-22 in 2021 #NRF2021 NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter One brings an entire industry together, connecting visionary attendees that span the entire business universe. And with our new virtual platform, it’s convenient and easy for you to network with peers and build lasting partnerships. And June 6 see… Read More »
New kiosk software release KioWare Classic for Windows including updated EMV support, faster touchscreen tablet response and device monitoring.
New updated kiosk software for Windows from KioWare with updated EMV support as well as improved tablet touchscreen response and device monitoring.
In-Store 2021: Retail and Point of Purchase Predictions Intro When I wrote the “What’s in Store for 2020” blog last December, I could not have predicted what was to come in three short months. My closing statement promised a bright future for retail and the point of purchase industry in 2020. Instead, a worldwide pandemic shifted industry conversation… Read More »
Frank Mayer Summer 2020 | Issue 05 The best of in-store merchandising, interactive kiosks and store fixtures for brands and retailers nationwide. The FMA Magazine Winter 2020 issue includes articles on: 5 Benefits of Remote Temperature Screening Kiosks With numerous fever detection devices available, remote temperature screening kiosks are the most beneficial, providing employee privacy and safety, while… Read More »
Retail Display Insight by Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. blog Jan2021 Editor Note: Every year we look forward to the insight on the retail market that only Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. provides. The past months have been challenging with the pandemic but now is the time to put in place effective strategies for retail displays. Winter 2020… Read More »
Here is the Boots page on recycling — New trial by Boots for recycling What is the Recycle at Boots scheme? Together with No7, we’re doing our bit to help keep our planet beautiful. That’s why we’re trialling a recycling scheme where you can bring your empty beauty, health, wellness and dental products, from any brand, that can’t… Read More »
Kiosks Self-Service Offer Support In Today’s Retail From the Frank Mayer blog Oct2020 Since the COVID-19 pandemic began dominating headlines earlier this year, retailers and brands have been forced to demonstrate agility when meeting new customer expectations. More than ever, the transformed consumer now counts on operational supply chains, accessibility, and arguably most important, enhanced safety standards. While… Read More »
NRF 2020 Kiosk Self-Service Update NRF is the largest retail exposition in the world and we will be there. KMA will be in booth 1703. We’ll represent over 50 companies from across the world. Standards & Regulations Opportunity ADA and Accessibility You can participate for free in our ADA and Accessibility Working Group. See the KMA About page… Read More »
Retail kiosks — a good idea for retailers and a good idea for customers. Providing self-service option is rapidly becoming not an option.
New writeup by Olea on rationale and ROI for Retail Kiosks. Some of the advantages discussed include:
- Virtual sales assistance for customers
- Expanding the footprint of the retailer
- Reducing labor costs
- Redeploy staff to increasing revenues
- Eliminate standing in line (line busting)
Good examples of kiosks like this are the ones in REI where you can look up extended stock and sizes, same thing for Cabela’s and also Kohls.
Bricks and mortar retailers benefit from e-commerce habits Reprint of blog post by David Anzia SVP of Sales for Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. The growth in e-commerce does not mean the death of bricks and mortar retail. While it is certainly true that e-commerce is growing quickly, bricks and mortar sales still account for most total retail… Read More »
A Nike Store in Paris unveiled a new in-store machine which allows customers to test custom colors on sneakers using augmented reality.
Nike has slowly been testing how augmented reality can help customers. Last year, the company filed a patent application for an augmented reality system that helped people reach their exercising goals.
This one caught our eye today. Released in 2014 for micromarkets, it is one of the smallest units complete with bill acceptor we have seen. Receipt printer in the “side panel” as well. Biometrics and scanner integrations are very cleanly done. Nice unit. Published on Apr 14, 2014 Introducing the new Gen3c Kiosk from 365 Retail Markets!… Read More »
See NRF link for resources Operation Open Doors – Path to Reopen Retail, led by NRF and Seyfarth LLP, is providing guidance and tools that NRF members can use as they navigate opening stores after this international health crisis. Areas for guidance on gradual reopenings include logistics, social distancing and safety issues, and how to bring employees back to… Read More »
Alcohol in Retail – Under The Influence We like that title. WP article covers Nordstroms and how they are adding martinis to the mix for shoppers. With all the analytics describing how doing this or doing that is going to increase sales per customer and provide an uplift, why not just do the obvious? Sell them a martini, triple their… Read More »
See latest FMA Magazine Winter 2020 Winter 2020 | Issue 04 The best of in-store merchandising, interactive kiosks and store fixtures for brands and retailers nationwide. The FMA Magazine Winter 2020 issue includes articles on: What’s in Store for 2020: Retail and point-of-purchase display industry trends Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. point-of-purchase experts weigh in on their predictions… Read More »
Retail Kiosk News from Tech Crunch Valued at $535 million, autonomous retail startup Standard Cognition has emerged as a soon-to-be tech giant and the best hope for merchants to compete with Amazon Go. Cashierless checkout is poised to transform brick-and-mortar commerce, and shop owners fear having to battle Amazon’s technology alone or partner with it, exposing data it… Read More »
Excerpt from new report by NRF and Forrester covering Retail in 2019 NRF Research The State of Retailing Online 2019 Developed in partnership with Forrester Research, the annual State of Retailing Online report provides an overview of metrics from the previous year as well as retailers’ key priorities, investments and challenges for this year. For the first time,… Read More »
The Psychology Behind Retail Marketing Editors note – originally published on the Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. blog. Link to article Katie Kochelek February 8, 2019 If you’re anything like me, you’ve visited that magical, wholesale warehouse Costco with good intentions to pick up the necessities – paper towels, cheese, yogurt, the like. Fast forward an hour and you’re… Read More »
Preface – We’re at an inflection point in physical retail experiences: 2019 may very well be marked as a turning point. For the first time in five years same-store sales are stable (versus declining), break-out e-commerce brands continue solidify their positions of growth by opening physical stores, and as retailers turn to their previously under-capitalized fleet of stores (after-all, they were investing in… Read More »
3D Printing Kiosk Shoes and Macy’s video From Resa Private Limited — Opening Macy’s with 4 in-store locations this week, opening 50 Pop ups by Summer. We are looking for good talented 3D printing Techs. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6363900427720810498/ Related Retail Kiosk Stories 3D Printing Kiosk Best Buy – Kiosk Industry https://kioskindustry.org/3d-printing-kiosk-best-buy/ Nov 12, 2015 – Makers of the R1 +Plus… Read More »
The Kiosk Industry Association financially supports the RetailROI Retail Orphan Initiative – We encourage all companies to contribute to the organization of their choice. A Success Story – A Child That Should Have Been a Statistic by Greg Buzek This is a brief story of Demetrius Napolitano, a young man who should have been a statistic. He grew up and… Read More »
Retail Kiosks Help Retailers Beginning in the wee hours of the morning on November 23, millions of shoppers hit the stores to kick off the 2018 holiday shopping season—spending an estimated $23 billion dollars in the process. Now that the holiday season is officially here, many would say that we’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year”,… Read More »
Matt Townsend, global business reporter for Bloomberg, on how digital natives like Warby Parker have recognized they need physical stores to grow and prosper. Hosted by Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz.
Nice audio podcast. Main point being online advertising is getting more and more expensive while brick & mortar is getting cheaper and cheaper. Lots of added benefits to B&M too. Examples as well. Recommended
See the updated Retail Kiosk Case Studies page Interactive Retail Kiosk Click to Expand Image Interactive retail kiosks are the largest segment of deployed kiosks. Analysts estimate that retail kiosks comprise at least 30% of the entire self-service kiosk market. Locations include Department Stores, Grocery Stores, Big Box Specialty Retailers and Convenience Stores. Retail kiosks provide convenient services… Read More »
Generation Z and the Impact on Retail Once upon a time, it was all about the millennials. There’s probably a terrible joke in there somewhere, considering the fact this group is often plagued with the reputation of being the “participation trophy” generation. Kidding aside, for years, millennials have frequently stolen news headlines that highlight the powerful group’s impact… Read More »
The Big Show NRF 2018 – Retail Kiosk Come see retail kiosk and retail self-service. NRF 2018 looks to be bigger and better this year. 500+ exhibitors and 40K attendees. January 14-16 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (as usual). We want to highlight our members that will be there and if you want to make an appointment… Read More »
Panasonic Pyramid Computer kiosks complement Panasonic’s existing Point of Sales, rugged tablet and handheld offering BRACKNELL, UK. 19th FEBRUARY 2018 Panasonic today announced that it will offer Pyramid Computer GmbH’s leading polytouch® 32 passport interactive touch screen kiosks as part of its range of solutions to address the challenge of the new omni-channel retail era. Pyramid’s fully customised… Read More »
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.
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?
State of Unattended Kiosk and Retail Market 2018 The age of unattended retail has arrived apparently. New story and report from PYMNTS.com in conjunction with USA Technologies. According to research inside the Kiosk and Retail Report, a USA Technologies collaboration, the interactive kiosk industry market will be worth $1.073 billion. They note the industry has already experienced some impressive growth, with the… Read More »
2017 Recap – What’s in-Store for Retail At this time last year, we sat down with our colleagues to discuss what 2017 had on the horizon for retail and how that would translate to in-store merchandising programs and displays. Their thoughts were captured for our blog post ‘What’s In-Store for 2017.’ Were their predictions spot on? Let’s review…… Read More »
Nice graphic showing various technologies (albeit incomplete for retail kiosks). Technology has certainly seen a big evolution over the last few decades. In the consumer world, we’ve moved from large desktops and rotary dial phones to razor-thin laptops and smartphones with 10 times the amount of computing power. With each new gadget faster than the one before it,… Read More »