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Mobile POS: The Brave New World of Retail

Mobile POS: The Brave New World of Retail

In the beginning, there was the cellular phone. Then arose a new kind of phone, from whence sprang generation upon furious generation of increasingly intelligent smartphones. Today, we are beset by a menagerie of portable devices, their displays ranging in length from thumb to forearm, but, crucially, each embedded with   Read More


Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3

Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3

Here we are at the third and final installment of the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I had indicated in the first two articles that part of the third article would include a future look at some of the most important loss prevention technologies and practices such as   Read More


Opportunities for Biometric Loss Prevention Devices

Opportunities for Biometric Loss Prevention Devices

Biometrics refers to the quantification of human traits or characteristics into data that can be used for two main purposes: to identify and/or to validate. The most common forms of biometrics include facial recognition, fingerprint, iris, palm-vein scan and voice biometrics, but other biometrics also exist to include things like   Read More


Mobile Payment Systems and Connected Consumers

Mobile Payment Systems and Connected Consumers

Much has been written over the past several years about the new connected consumer. Pressure on retailers may never be greater to deliver on demands to provide better service, more educated sales associates, and merchandise available anytime, anywhere.

The way customers choose to shop is evolving as well. Show-rooming is transitioning   Read More


Watch and Learn

Watch and Learn

The dictionary definition of a fossil is “the remains or impression of a prehistoric plant or animal embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form, a person or thing that is outdated or resistant to change, or a word or phrase that has become obsolete.”

It is therefore perhaps surprising to   Read More


The Mobile Point of Sale Marches on in Retail

The Mobile Point of Sale Marches on in Retail

In 2013, nearly 66 percent of US smartphone owners used their devices to help them shop, and 80 percent of smartphone owners said they want more mobile-optimized product information while they’re shopping in stores (see Figure 1). These are the sorts of statistics driving the retail-sector mobile revolution. Retailers are   Read More