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A drive-thru, a fitting room and self-serve kiosks

Concept store tests fresh ways of meeting online shoppers’ evolving needs OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2015 /CNW/ – Canada…

Source: www.newswire.ca

The pilot store features a bright, free-flowing environment and offers a range of new customer conveniences, such as self-serve shipping stations, that allow online shoppers and small business owners alike to do business quickly and easily:

  • Drive-thru parcel pickup. Customers never have to get out of their car. At the welcome kiosk, they simply scan the barcode on their smartphone or paper pickup notice, then drive ahead to receive the item at the pickup window. (The canopy will protect them and their item in bad weather). If the parcel is big or heavy, staff will place it in the customer’s vehicle.
  • All-in-one self-serve shipping station. A unique technology lets customers send their parcels anywhere in Canada 24/7. Using a touch screen, the customer selects their parcel service, scans their item for weight and size, pays by debit or credit card and prints their shipping label. Once they scan the barcoded label and place the parcel in the drop box, a receipt confirms the item is on its way, and ready for them to track online.
  • A fitting room. Customers can try on the outfit they bought online right away to see if it is right for them. The spacious 50-square-foot private space is equipped with a full mirror and a small bench – like any retail store. If the item isn’t right for them, they have the added convenience of being able to return it immediately.
  • Self-serve vending kiosk. Customers can buy stamps, shipping supplies such as PriorityTM Prepaid and XpresspostTM Prepaid envelopes or bubble envelopes, gift cards and more. The user-friendly self-serve transactions are quick and customers can avoid lineups at the counter.
  • Extended hours. While the self-serve kiosks and shipping stations are in a section that’s open 24/7, the centre’s extended full-service hours for the drive-thru, the fitting room and more complex transactions with the help of our staff are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The store also offers free Wifi and larger postal boxes for customers. Canada Post can also rent space in the store to other retailers to open a pop-up store, or short-term sales outlet – an emerging retail trend.

For the first half of 2015, the number of parcels from fashion retailers delivered increased by 18 per cent while in the Greater Toronto Area, they grew 28 per cent compared to the previous year. Canada Post delivers two out of three parcels ordered online in the country.

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Diebold Nixdorf Retail Kiosk Solution Receives Award

ESSEN, Germany, April 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Diebold Nixdorf Interactive Retail Kiosk Solution Receives Red Dot Design Award.

Source: www.prnewswire.com

According to release — Diebold Nixdorf has installed more than 10,000 prior-generation kiosks for quick-service restaurants around the world, primarily taking customer orders and payments. The kiosks can also be used for other various applications, including theatre ticket and lottery sales, in-store navigation maps, and even self-checkout.

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Holiday shopping season malware targeting

New sophisticated software takes advantage of lack of end-to-end encryption in many retailer backends and getting card data, including EMV, from consumers. Cyber criminals never sleep.

Source: www.theexaminer.com

This new ModPOS malware has taken advantage of a flaw in the internal in-store processing of debit and credit transactions still using magnetic stripes as well as using the new EMV Chip and Pin cards; the processing flaw, now known to the retail industry, is that the internal processing systems utilized by many major retailers does not support end-to-end encryption, and does not also properly encrypt data in memory, allowing that data to be captured and sent to distant cyber crooks. According to iSIGHT, “Criminals can then reuse card data, even from EMV cards, to make online (card-not-present) transactions.”

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