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Retail Kiosk News

— Kiosk Industry is the news engine for the Kiosk Manufacturer Association or KMA which is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better self-service for customers and employees through kiosks and information technology (IT).

Market Research For Retail Kiosks

Retail is the global growth engine for self-service kiosks. According to the latest 2018 Frost & Sullivan report Retail, Transportation & Logistics, and Hospitality are the key vertical markets with revenue contributions of 22.6%, 17.7%, and 14.5% respectively.  Here is some 2018 data by Frost and Sullivan and their kiosk research report.

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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.

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Retail kiosks provide convenient services to customers such as bridal and gift registry, non-stock product ordering, wayfinding directories, employment, product lookup, company information and targeted offers. These services increase consumer awareness and offer new channels for retailers to grow their business.

Retail Kiosks and their ROI

Retail kiosks — a good idea for retailers and a good idea for customers.  Providing self-service option is rapidly becoming not an option.

Source: www.olea.com

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.

Self-Service Kiosks in Retail

Can Self-Service Kiosks Offer Support In Today’s Retail Conditions? 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… Read More »

FMA Magazine Summer 2020 – Temperature Screening. Video Game Retail, Restaurant Kiosks & Visual Merchandising

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 offering companies… Read More »

Micro Market Product Brief – Gen3c Kiosk

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 »

NRF – Guidance For Re-Opening Stores

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 »

Mixed Drink Retail – Nordstroms

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 »

Kiosk Benefits, Point-of-Purchase Trends & Merchandise Display

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 Marketing Psychology – Frank Mayer

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 »

Whitepaper Retail Zivelo

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 »

Retail 3D Printing Kiosk for Shoes and Macy’s

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 »

Doing More — A Success Story – A Child That Should Have Been a Statistic

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 »

Online Retailers Moving To Physical Stores – Bloomberg podcast

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.

Source: www.bloomberg.com

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

Updated: Retail Kiosk Case Studies

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

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 »

Panasonic Pyramid Computer interactive touchscreen kiosks to strengthen omni-channel retail solutions

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 »

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? 

NEW DATA: Retail Kiosks — The Next Billion-Dollar Industry

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 – What’s in-Store for Retail – Frank Mayer thought session

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 »

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 »

EXPRESS IMAGE DEBUTS NEW WAYFINDING TECHNOLOGY AT MALL OF AMERICA®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Paul, MN – November 30, 2016 Express Image, a St. Paul, MN based print and digital solutions provider, has deployed six new interactive wayfinding kiosks at Mall of America®, the nation’s largest retail and entertainment destination. Just in time for the busy holiday season, the recently installed dynamic interactive kiosks are more than just… Read More »

Walmart Innovation Lab 415-C Call for Innovation

Walmart Innovation Lab 415-C is opening submissions to technology companies wanting to be selected for Walmart’s “Technology Innovation Open Call” on Oct. 6, 2016. Submission deadline is July 22, 2016 or the first 250 submissions. Submissions should include a three-minute video and written overview of the company. During the open call event, vendors will meet with key technology… Read More »