Tag: mobile POS


RFID White Paper (Nedap)

RFID White Paper (Nedap)

Today’s shoppers expect the entire shopping experience to be fun. They want to be inspired, find what they want and the size they need, and get help when they need it. And they do not want to wait for anything. A typical retail challenge is the payment step, which can   Read More


20 Years On: The Dramatic Metamorphosis of Point-of-Sale Systems

20 Years On: The Dramatic Metamorphosis of Point-of-Sale Systems

Emerging point-of-sale systems technology, including self-checkout, was on full display at the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) conference in January. Among the companies showcasing advances was NCR Corporation, which was also celebrating 20 years since the installation of its first self-checkout solution.

At the show, NCR introduced its new vision-based scanners—replacing   Read More


Retail Innovation Ideas: Dangerous When Forced

Retail Innovation Ideas: Dangerous When Forced

Innovation is important in any industry—not just retail. But the rapid evolution of the retail industry could mean that innovation is essential for survival. Be that as it may, however, forced innovation is most definitely NOT the way to go. Retail innovation ideas motivated by ‘keeping up with the Joneses’   Read More


The Danger of Forced Innovation in Retail

When planned, innovation is an essential part of the evolution of retail. But when innovation is forced on a retailer, it can be a toxic time burglar. In this article, I will review two types of forced innovation: “keeping up with the Joneses” and “can it be done?”

Do Customers Really   Read More


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