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Archive / 2015

Cash Still King With Millenials

It’s becoming more and more important to really understand how consumers are paying for things, especially in the retail sector, so that businesses can ensure they remain up to date with how their customers wish to pay.

For that reason, we recently commissioned a survey looking into consumer payments trends to give us some indication of what might be the ‘hot ways to pay’ in 2016.

Some recent articles might have predicted the ‘death of cash payments’ but our research has shown this isn’t

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Handy Bluetooth Scanner by SocketMobile

At the recent RBTE show (Retail Business Technology Expo) in London I saw the Socket Mobile Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Bluetooth barcode scanners for the first time. I couldn’t help but think, when I first held the device, that it looked and felt like Apple® had designed it. It came as no surprise to learn that Socket Mobile’s scanners have been approved by Apple to work with the entire range of iOS devices via the MFi program (Made For iOS devices).

In a nutshell, Socket Mobile has designed

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Apple Pay dominates US contactless payments

Apple Pay is dominating contactless payments in the US, taking two thirds of the share.

For every $3 spent on all purchases using contactless payments, Apple Pay accounts for $2 across the three biggest US card networks – American Express, MasterCard and Visa.

Apple Pay supports credit and debit cards from the three payment networks, issued by the most popular US banks including Bank of America, Capital One Bank, Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo.

Launched in Autumn 2014, Apple boss Time Cook quite

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Revamp your space with a digital ‘feature’ wall

Digital walls are being recognised as an effective way to provide an enhanced shopping experience. Be they interactive, informative or just great to look at, these innovative walls are appearing and attracting much attention in the likes of stores, restaurants and hotels.

On an interactive note, Microsoft Stores in the US, have given shoppers a happy retail experience by recently starring them in the  ‘largest photo booth in the world’. In this case highlighting the great combination of digital

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What do consumers want from the Internet of Everything?

According to a recent survey by Cisco – ‘customers want a convenient, contextually relevant shopping experience’.

In the fifth annual Cisco® Consulting Services retail survey 1,240 retail consumers in the U.S. and U.K. gave their preferences for Internet of Everything (IoE) enabled retail experiences. Cisco has now highlighted the key points that retailers are encouraged to use to help capture the new digital consumer.

Joseph Bradley, Vice President & Founder IoT / IoE Practice commented

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