April 6, 2015

The evolution of shopping based on the consumer mindset that is reflective of the past and targeted for the future can be described as a “Digital Ecosystem.” Much like the proverbial iceberg, this ecosystem has most of the system existing before the consumer “waterline.” Above this waterline exist the elements for which we are most accepting; such as mobile and tablet interface, kiosks across applications ranging from the ATM, to the calling of an Uber cab street side.

February 18, 2015

Mobile commerce is growing at nearly three times the rate of overall e-commerce.

February 17, 2015

Consumers headed online for their Valentine’s Day shopping this year.

February 2, 2015

Epson has introduced two new OmniLink i-Series smart printers to meet the growing demand for cost-effective, reliable peripheral connectivity in the mobile and tablet POS environments.

December 11, 2014

Posiflex USA, long known for its fixed POS terminals, is the latest addition to the mobile generation. 

December 10, 2014

During the second week of the holiday shopping season (Dec. 1-7), smartphone and tablet shoppers were especially generous spenders. 

December 2, 2014

Online sales for the total “Cyber Five” five-day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday rose 20.6% from the same period in 2013.

December 1, 2014

 Online sales were up 17% on Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, compared to the same weekend in 2013, according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. 

December 1, 2014

Just more one-third of all Black Friday online revenue came from shoppers on mobile devices, up 48 percent from 2013. 

December 1, 2014

iPhone users were more valuable than Android users ($97 to $91 average market basket) during Thanksgiving weekend but Android tablet users were more valuable than iPad ($105 to $102). 

November 26, 2014

Bloomingdale’s new store in Palo Alto, California, is the retailer’s most digitally sophisticated to date.

November 5, 2014

IBM projects a strong holiday shopping season with online sales projected to increase 15% during the five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.

November 5, 2014

 

With a promotional website, a Pinterest page and two stores, specialty crafts retailer Porter’s Craft & Frame is a small company supporting some big plans with a new tablet-based POS platform from Springboard Retail.

“Until recently, we used a PC-based POS system and used tablets to record information on products we bought at trade shows,” said Alex Nielsen, general manager of Porter’s, Rexburg, Idaho. “We had some laptops on carts in stores.”

November 5, 2014

SAP has released the Bilt mobile app, which provides interactive, 3D, voice-guided assembly, repair and installation instructions in application for iOS and Android tablets.

November 5, 2014

 

In a move to streamline operations at its 700-plus locations, Smoothie King Franchises Inc. is rolling out Revel Systems’ iPad POS solution across its entire store network. The company said it selected the Revel platform for its scalability, speed and user-friendly technology.

November 5, 2014

A majority (54%) of shoppers said they would shop both online and in-store this holiday season, according to a survey by Retale, a location-based mobile platform.

November 3, 2014

To meet the growing demand for cost-effective, reliable peripheral connectivity in mobile and tablet POS environments, Epson offers two new OmniLink smart printers, the TM-T88V-i and the TM-T20II-i. 

October 30, 2014

QVC will introduce a new in-app mobile feature in the coming weeks that allows customers to make purchases with a touch of their finger.

October 24, 2014

Ninety percent of mobile phone users and 80% of tablet users are still “purchase holdouts” and have not made a purchase on these respective devices in the past three months, according to a Forrester survey of more than 4,000 respondents. 

October 21, 2014
New York -- Using smartphones and tablets to shop for the holidays has grown by 53% since 2012, and is expected to play a big role in decision making and actual purchases this year, according to the American Express Spending & Saver Tracker. The report finds the average American consumer is back to holiday spending at 2012 levels, and will plan to shell out $842 this year (vs. $1,260 in 2013 and $848 in 2012).   Consumers saying they will use their gadgets to:
October 8, 2014

Bloomingdale’s goes high-tech with the opening of its store in Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, California, on Oct. 10.

October 1, 2014

Scandit, a developer of a software-based barcode scanning solution for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, has released an integrated suite of mobile apps to enhance the consumer shopping experience and retail operations.

September 29, 2014

To meet the needs of mobile and tablet-based POS, Epson offers a wide range of mPOS-friendly printers that deliver fast, easy printing directly from any mobile device.

September 20, 2014

PayPal has released a version of its PayPal Here mobile payment card acceptance app and reader that is compliant with most major Android tablets.