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Qwickmedia Deploying Smart Lockers

Entering Online Delivery Last Mile Solutions Market

qwickmedia lockersQwick Media has signed a designated distributor agreement with Kern Smart Terminals. This relationship enables us to expand our reach in the
emerging online packaged delivery market throughout Western Canada and the US. Qwick Media’s recent acquisition of SFE Global in WA, USA, will enable us to market and service the distribution territory through an existing servicing network.

With 70 years in business, Kern develops and manufactures technologically sophisticated inserting systems for document and card processing and packaging, digital printer pre and post-processing, 24/7 Smart Terminals and automated document factory software.

Kern, based in Switzerland, selected Qwick Media to expand its North American presences in the fast-growing last mile solutions market for the online delivery.

First Look: Check out Walmart’s new BOPUS machine

Walmart Retail Automation

Walmart is testing new technology that could revolutionize the way customers pick up purchases they ordered online.

Source: www.chainstoreage.com

Just a hop, skip, and a jump from Walmart home offices in Rogers, Arkansas stands historic Store #1, which, despite the impressive nomenclature, is really just one of many Walmart supercenters scattered across the country. From time to time, however, Store #1 serves as an experimental testing ground for the latest and greatest Walmart services, technologies, and other developments.

As reported by Hayley Peterson of Business Insider, Store #1 is currently showcasing an impressive feat of retail technology, one that may give some shoppers pause: “Is Walmart teleporting people now?”

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See also: The Big’ Honkin’, Tree Toppin’, Globe Trottin’ Guide to Holiday Shoppers 2016

Link to below article and video

No, but the retailer is striving to make in-store pickup as easy as possible for time-strapped shoppers. Currently in the beta testing phase, when fully operational this BOPUS (buy online pick up in store) machine will automatically distribute (i.e., without employee assistance) pre-purchased goods to users of Walmart’s in-store pickup service.

As the video demonstrates, mobile solutions firm Field Agent recently dispatched several agents to Store #1 to use this BOPUS machine. All participants were first directed to walmart.com where they shopped for, purchased, and designated for in-store pickup an item costing at least $5.

 

 

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UPS Access Point Network Ready To Handle More Volume In The Wake Of Labor Dispute

UPS Access Point

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) disclosed that its Access Point Network is ready to take on additional packages from July 2 when the shippin

Source: www.benzinga.com

UPS claimed that its Access Point Network offered an easy solution during the critical time when routines may be disrupted and that consumers are uncertain about the status of potential orders. The company expects to have over 27,000 UPS Access Point locations around the world by the end of the current year. 900 locations in Canada.