FEATURED IN-STORE MOBILITY CONTENT
Holiday Trends Report – Mobile Apps
The Holiday Trends Report from CFI Group provides an interesting perspective on the crossroads of mobility in retail; where its value shines in the hands of associates, how smartphones are changing the consumer's path to purchase, and how they collectively impact retailers' mobile and cross-channel strategies.
The pace of mobile shopping continues to accelerate, with global revenue through mobile commerce expected to grow from approximately $2 billion in 2013 to $62 billion over the next five years'.
Most of us don’t have much trouble understanding the value of rugged mobile solutions in extreme environments – like mining or oil & gas, but many of us don’t immediately recognize the reasons for a rugged mobile computing solution in less extreme environments – like general field service, healthcare and retail.
Despite greater adoption of in-store technology to increase productivity and help drive sales, getting the best out of those solutions remains the great, unfulfilled opportunity for retailers.
Verizon Wireless and Finish Line increased customer engagement and overcame numerous in-store challenges with the addition of rugged tablet PCs for mobile POS and customer service.
ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS
Personally Interact With Your Consumers Via Mobile Devices
A mobile device expert says handhelds are evolving purchasing habits.
How Tablets Can Improve The Customer Experience
Luxottica uses caching software to drop online response time from minutes down to seconds.
A New Perspective On MDM
As mobile devices become indispensible tools to everyone from distribution center employees to customer-engaging store associates, retailers are paying more attention to their impact on the customer experience. As such, they’re paying closer attention to their mobile device hardware investments, increasingly through the deployment of MDM (mobile device management) solutions. That retailers are accepting MDM as a necessity is not surprising; according to our 2014 Retail Tech Spending Survey, mobile POS and non-POS-enabled mobile devices for store associates are our readers’ top two spending priorities this year. Nearly half of retailers call mobile POS hardware their top in-store hardware priority, and close to 40 percent will outfit associates with mobile devices to assist them with inventory and customer-facing tasks like CRM and clienteling.
Making The Most Of Your Mobile Investment
Without a doubt, mobility continues to be a hot topic for retailers. However, the conversation is now beginning to extend beyond how retailers can best use mobile in their stores to how retailers can ensure an extended product life cycle and a long-term ROI for the application they choose to deploy.
Mobility: Helping Managers And Associates Save Time
Mobile devices not only make customers happy, they can also improve day-to-day store operations.
IN-STORE MOBILITY PRODUCTS
Motion J3600 Tablet PC
The J3600 is tough enough to survive harsh mobile work environments, making your mobile job more productive. For the strongest, brightest, most viewable display, choose the Motion View Anywhere® display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass.
Your content is everywhere – on smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptops or desktops - and iAPPS is built to make you look good on all of them. 44% of the U.S. online population (or about 107 million consumers) ages 8-64, owns a smartphone and uses it daily - up from 31% in 2011
Motion F5t Tablet PC
The Motion F5t is a tablet PC that is meticulously designed, thoroughly developed, and purposely built for field productivity. The F5t is lightweight, rugged, and mobile weighing in at only 3.3 lbs and MIL-STD-810G tested and IP54 tested for moisture and dust.
MaaS360 Mobile Application Management
Smartphones and tablets are transforming businesses by increasing productivity, raising efficiencies and improving customer satisfaction. However, the proliferation of mobile devices can’t be left unchecked without securing sensitive enterprise data, especially in this BYOD era.
MaaS360 Mobile Device Management
MaaS360 helps IT administrators streamline the process to provision, manage, and secure today’s expanding suite of smartphones and tablets, all from a single portal.
As a fully integrated cloud platform, MaaS360 simplifies MDM with rapid deployment, and comprehensive visibility and control that spans across mobile devices, applications, and documents. MaaS360 supports all devices including the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Kindle Fire.
Motion CL910 Tablet PC
The Motion Computing CL910 Tablet PC is durable, lightweight and purposefully built for mobile business. Running Microsoft ® Windows ® 7 Professional and powered by the Intel ® Atom ™ N2600 Dual Core Processor, the CL910 delivers increased performance while maintaining a battery life of up to seven hours.
IN-STORE MOBILITY NEWS
VeriFone Wins 2014 MPE Award For Mobile Point Of Sale Solutions
VeriFone Systems, Inc. won the 2014 Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) Award in the mPOS (mobile point of sale) category at MPE 2014 in Berlin. VeriFone was selected by the MPE Awards Committee for its portfolio of PAYware Mobile solutions that transform smartphones and tablets into completely secure mPOS devices that can accept payments from traditional mag-stripe cards as well as EMV (chip and PIN) cards.
Theatro Selected To Participate In SXSW Accelerator
Theatro, a technology start-up that is defining the enterprise wearable market, has been selected to participate in the One Minute Speed Pitch at the 2014 SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony.
ACI Worldwide And Integrated Research Bring Mobility To Payments Monitoring
ACI Worldwide, a leading international provider of electronic payment and banking systems, and Integrated Research, a leading provider of proactive performance management software, recently announced the availability of Prognosis 10 for Payments.
Spindle Signs With Signifi To Integrate MeNetwork’s Mobile Wallet System Into High-End Retail Vending Solutions
Spindle, Inc., (OTCQB: SPDL) (“Spindle”), a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Signifi, a provider of interactive vending solutions for retail environments. Through this new relationship, Spindle’s MeNetwork mobile wallet payment solution will be incorporated into Signifi’s intelligent “SpotShops” vending machines. The announcement was made at the National Retail Federation (NRF) “Big Show” in New York City.
Deckers Outdoor Corporation Extends Selling And Point Of Sale To The Aisle With VeriFone Hardware And Software
VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), announced today that Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ: DECK) has implemented VeriFone mobile retailing hardware and software to fulfill its omni-channel initiative at 40 UGG Australia brand store locations. The solution enables store associates to accept payments from the sales floor and sell out of stock products available online through its integration with an ecommerce platform from Demandware.
Datalogic Announces The Joya X1 Self-shopping Device
Datalogic, a global leader in the Automatic Data Capture market, employs industry leading technology in the development of bar code scanners, mobile computers and vision systems. Now Datalogic is happy to announce the availability of the Joya™ X1 Self-shopping mobile computer. The Joya X1 device combines the knowledge and experience gained from all of its predecessors (the Joya and Joya A devices) with outstanding features and ergonomics.
IN-STORE MOBILITY MULTIMEDIA
Mobile Payments — How Can Retailers Juggle All Of The Options?
Payments in retail are undergoing one of the largest shifts in history, with the impending move to EMV chip-and-pin and the rise of mobile payments. Here, Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers, talks with Erik Vlugt, Vice President of Product Marketing at VeriFone, to discuss the rapidly changing world of payments in retail, the impact of mobility, and the challenges retailers face as they try to implement for today and the future.
Datalogic Lynx™ PDA Mobile Computer - Perfect For The Retail Environment
Datalogic Lynx™ PDA improves connectivity within the Retail marketplace while enabling quick and accurate functions such as price checks and inventory stock checks.