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365 Retail Micro Market Reaches Wireless Milestone With OptConnect – Vending Times

KAYSVILLE, UT -– OptConnect Managed Wireless Solutions said that in fewer than 18 months, 365 Retail Markets has connected more than 5,000 OptConnect cellular units in its micromarket applications across the U.S. Keysville, UT-based OptConnect’s wireless technology allows new devices to be deployed rapidly, without any need to connect to the location’s existing network connection. This helps to ensure a more reliable network with improved uptime and security without the IT hassle, or delays, accordin

Source: www.vendingtimes.com

“OptConnect has been a perfect companion offering to our micromarket hardware and software,” said 365 Retail Markets founder and chief executive Joe Hessling. “Hard-wired Internet connections are costly and a pain to setup and manage, with OptConnect Operators can be connected and operational in a matter of minutes, serving customers and making sales more quickly than ever before.”

FMagazine Fall 2019 – Accessible Kiosks, Merchandising Displays and Best Design

 Accessible Kiosks – Fall 2019 FMagazine The best of in-store merchandising, interactive kiosks and store fixtures for brands and retailers nationwide. The FMagazine Fall 2019 issue includes articles on: How self-service kiosks will shape the future of grocery Making kiosks accessible for everyone Merchandising displays – getting the best design without blowing the budget The FMagazine this issue includes… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Intel Retail Solutions Guide

Intel Guide to retail solutions based on personalization. “The Retailers’ Guide to Creating Personalized Shopping Experiences” for an overview of the latest Intel® technology-based, in-store solutions that can attract customers’ attention, exceed expectations, and benefit your bottom line, including: Increasing brand awareness and in-store visits by presenting customers with relevant offers and information in timely and personalized ways.… Read More »

Retail display news – Braven Bluetooth® audio brand expands their wireless speakers line at retail with demonstration displays

Portable Bluetooth® audio brand, Braven, has been expanding their retail display presence across the U.S. The expanded line of outdoor, take-anywhere speakers has necessitated new in-store display solutions. The in-line counter displays, designed and produced by Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.  are placed in retailers nationwide. Grafton, WI, August 9, 2016 – Braven, a premium portable Bluetooth® audio… Read More »

Digital merchandising leader establishes new headquarters in Chicago for QSR and retail partners to rapidly prototype and test merchandising solutions

CHICAGO — September 29, 2016 — Coates, a global leader in digital merchandising software, kiosks, and digital drive-thrus, expands the reach of its world-class products with the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Chicago, which includes a fully equipped innovation lab. The new Coates Lab offers quick service restaurants (QSR), retail brands and agencies a state-of-the-art space for a hands-on, personalized experience of the future of digital merchandising. With more than 50 years of leadership in digital solutions, Coates is in a unique position to take customers from proof of concept, design and manufacturing to installation and support, to provide their customers the most engaging experience.

Source: www.coatesgroup.com

Coates Lab encompasses displays, kiosks, digital drive-thru solutions, beacons, facial recognition and social media powered by Switchboard, the groundbreaking, data-driven content management system (CMS) developed by Coates. Switchboard enables brands to deliver a personalized and localized one-to-one experience in-store, similar to what online retailers offer on their websites, with an online record of the buyers’ past purchase history and a personalized greeting using Coates’ Switchboard content management system.