Goldstϋr has deployed its automated kiosks for converting old or unwanted jewelry into cash or gift cards, in an agreement with Supervalu banner Cub Foods. Goldstϋr kiosks are now in place at Cub stores in the Minnesota cities of Silver Lake, Stillwater, Midway, Coon Rapids and Apple Valley.
Consumers can exchange their gold or silver jewelry for cash or gift cards in a secure and accurate process. For the retailer, this approach represents a new form of revenue that Goldstϋr can capture in addition to generating additional store traffic. Moreover, it can be a hedge against declining revenues from other in-store services.
The process takes two minutes and a $2 appraisal fee, with offers based on commodities market prices that are updated every hour. Consumers can choose from a cash receipt or store gift card as payout. If the consumer decides not to accept the bid as shown on the kiosk screen, they can simply decline the offer.
There was an animated buzz to the show floor this year. There were more people at every turn, in every aisle, in every booth, at every table, in every section of the Jacob Javits Center – 32,000 attendees to be precise – the largest crowd in the history of the show according to the NRF. That doesn’t surprise me. There were times when I couldn’t get around the hordes of people striding casually in the aisles when I had thirty seconds to get to my next appointment. Weaving in and out of the crowds was challenging, but it also added to the energy of it all.
I had the opportunity to visit the following booths: Verifone, Elo Touch Solutions, Balance Innovations, Star Micronics, Epson America, Zebra Technologies, Retail Pro, Microsoft, Vantiv, StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, and Seiko Instruments. I looked for channel insights. I asked how they support channel partners. I focused on channel-friendly products and solutions. I feel like I just scratched the surface of the show with my meetings, but I could only get in so much. So, here are the best things I saw and heard during my visits. I hope it proves valuable to you, the solution provider.
NRF Wrap: Microsoft, NCR new self-service kiosk tech was last modified: January 16th, 2015 by Kiosk Industry
TurnKey Kiosks LLC announces that it has been selected by Robocoin to manufacture the world’s leading Bitcoin ATM Kiosks. The biometrically enabled kiosks let customers instantly buy, sell or transfer Bitcoins. What started with the world’s first Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver, Canada, Robocoins have now been deployed to 19 countries with 12 unique currencies and growing. From Coffee shops to Casinos, the Robocoin platform started the Bitcoin ATM industry and has remained the market leader. Robocoin CEO Jordan Kelley remarked, “We have selected TurnKey as our Hardware partner because of their knowledge in the kiosk technology space, their flexibility, and their total commitment to our project”.
The company has established market leadership in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer compliance, as well as customer protection and user experience. Apart from being the first Bitcoin ATM in the world, Robocoin has also gained worldwide press for being the first Bitcoin ATM in the U.S., presenting for the U.S. Congress, and integrating software to target global banking and remittance markets. Robocoin has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, and USA Today among others.
The Robocoin Kiosk comes in three models. 1) Robocoin Classic ($15,000) 2) Robocoin Recycler ($20,000) 3) Robocoin Recycler Max ($35,000), all available at Robocoin.com.
TurnKey Kiosks, www.turnkeykiosks.com is a custom kiosk manufacturer specializing in biometrically enabled transactional kiosks. Gary Strachan, Director of Operations for TurnKey Kiosks said “Turnkey is very proud and honored to have our kiosk selected by Robocoin. We worked very closely with the Robocoin Team to deliver a kiosk that enabled fast and secure Bitcoin transactions. It was also a challenge to launch with a world wide deployment, but we were happy to do so.” Turnkey continues their close relationship with Robocoin to keep on the forefront of technology required for Bitcoin transactions.
Bitcoin ATM Kiosk Manufacturer TurnKey Kiosks Selected by Robocoin was last modified: October 1st, 2014 by News Editor
The kiosks provide convenient, easy-to-use money transfer services 24 hours a day, at more than 530 7-Eleven stores in Australia. More than 60% of transactions made at these kiosks are completed after normal business hours.
MoneyGram and 7-Eleven Extend Self-Service Kiosk Agreement in Australia | Business Wire was last modified: July 1st, 2014 by News Editor