With many retail forecasts predicting the demise of the cash register by the end of the year, more and more brick-and-mortar stores are deploying point-of-sale solutions to create an easier checkout experience.
Some would speculate that the iPad is Apple’s last great device to disrupt the industry. Others, including TabTimes, believe that it is slightly more complex than that.
Retailer Benetton’s largest store uses the iPad to photo and barcode every item it stocks to help sell fashion to customers more efficiently and track sales for inventory control.
Tablets have invaded the homes of consumers–and Apple is the King of this generation of mobile computers. Since the iPad’s initial announcement in 2010, Apple has sold nearly 80 million iPads. The mobile computer’s next ring to dominate? Your local department store or collectibles shop.
San Francisco-based Sephora unveiled its social and mobile makeover, including a new personalized web experience, new mobile website, iPhone app and iOS devices in more than 100 stores. The beauty retailer has also integrated Pinterest to its site by adding “Pin It” buttons to every product and brand page.
iRobot to Wheel Out Ava, The Smart Robot With an iPad Brain That Combines Traditional In-Store & Online Shopping
Is it too early to talk Christmas? I think not, because according to an article from the Boston Herald, robots might be roaming the mobbed malls of America.
The store, Apple’s fifth in Manhattan, will be one of the company’s biggest in the world, taking up some 23,000 square feet in the highly trafficked terminal. (Up to 700,000 commuters trek through every day.) The deal was finalized this summer.
Sears Holdings Corp. is rolling out iPads and iPod touch devices to almost 450 Sears and Kmart stores around the country as it continues to look for ways to bridge digital and in-store shopping.