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How the coronavirus pandemic helped convince grocery chains to experiment with new tech

The rapid shift to online grocery ordering has been labeled as the next phase of grocery shopping, but legacy grocers and retail heavyweights are both investing in technology in their brick-and-mortar stores.
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FROM CNBCnews
September 14, 2020

NYC’s Westside Market Deploys Scan-and-Go Checkout

Tiliter, which sells product recognition technology, and FutureProof Retail (FPR), a provider of line-free mobile checkout solutions, have partnered to deploy what they call the first self-service scale with product recognition integrated with scan and go in the United States.

FROM Progressive Grocer
September 11, 2020

Tiliter Launches Contactless and Checkout-Free Shopping in the US With FutureProof Retail

Tiliter and FPR have partnered to deploy the first self-service scale with product recognition integrated into Scan and Go.

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September 11, 2020

Safer Shopping Available at No Cost - Deploy Express Checkout App Immediately

We are donating our line free checkout solution free of charge for grocery stores, supermarkets, pharmacies and other retail establishments that serve essential community needs while there is a national state of emergency.
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May 7, 2020

Grocers are Ramping Up Mobile Checkout Platforms

Retailers are seeing mobile checkout adoption grow while promoting the technology as a safe, contactless and quick option for customers.

FROM Grocery Divenews
May 6, 2020

FutureProof Retail and Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) Partner to Provide Mobile Self-Scanning and Checkout Solutions to Independent Supermarkets

FPR’s solution allows shoppers to use their smartphones to scan and bag items while they are shopping.

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May 6, 2020

Food wholesale co-op enables members to offer contactless shopping

Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. (AWG) is providing mobile self-scanning checkout and counter service solutions to AWG member retailers.

FROM Chain Store Age
May 5, 2020

Associated Wholesale Grocers enlists mobile self-scan solution

Partnership with FutureProof Retail brings contactless payment option to independents

FROM Supermarket Newsnews
May 5, 2020

A New Look at the Checkout Experience: Retail Refined

In this episode we discuss how FutureProof is helping propel the industry forward when it comes to the acceleration of contactless and mobile payments in grocery, fashion and beyond.

FROM Market Scalenews
May 5, 2020

Independent Grocers Adopt Touch-Free Technology

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) and FutureProof Retail (FPR) are providing FPR's mobile self-scanning checkout and counter service solutions as a no-touch technology solution to AWG member retailers.

FROM Progressive Grocernews
May 5, 2020

There’s A Technology Retailers Have Been Scared To Try, But Could Make Shopping Safer Immediately

Retailers should make scan-and-go mobile checkout a functional option within their operations as quickly as possible.

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April 13, 2020

Hygienic Solution for Retail Checkout - Now Available at No Cost

FutureProof Retail is donating its Mobile Checkout Solution to grocery stores, pharmacies and supermarkets

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March 19, 2020

Fairway is taming lines with its skip-checkout app

Fairway Market has seen a major uptick in the use of its mobile checkout app as consumers try to practice social distancing and avoid standing in lines, according to the retailer and FutureProof Retail, which powers the checkout app.

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March 17, 2020

IT Retail + FutureProof NGA 2020 - Booth 1225

IT Retail and FutureProof Retail share a joint mission to provide grocery retailers with a trusted and affordable platform that evolves with the retailer’s needs. Our point of sales story.

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February 24, 2020

FutureProof Retail and SIRL Announce 'Last Foot' Shopper Targeting and Analytics

Together, the two companies will enable retailers to deploy FutureProof's mobile self-checkout and service counter solutions fully integrated with SIRL's Indoor GPS & customer analytics platform that offers shoppers personalized recommendations in real-time through activation at the "last foot" of their physical store journey.

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January 23, 2020

FutureProof Retail's Market Leading Scan-and-Go Solution Featured at NRF 2020

Listen to client testimony at Food Tech Workshop, try a demo solution at the exhibit hall, and get live store tours at New York's top grocery stores

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January 10, 2020

FutureProof and Halla Provide Personalized Recommendations

Together, the two companies will enable retailers to deploy FPR's mobile self-scanning checkout and service counter solutions fully integrated with Halla's Intelligent Ordering (I/O) engine to offer personalized recommendations.

FROM PR Newswirepress-release
September 16, 2019

FutureProof Retail Announces a New Partnership With IT Retail

Making It Easier Than Ever for Grocers to Offer a Line Free Checkout Experience

FROM PR Newswirepress-release
September 10, 2019

Select, Scan and Be Gone

How Mobile Self-Checkout Has Gained Traction Over More Expensive Set-Ups

FROM TSYSnews
April 2, 2019

FutureProof Retail Offers NYC Store Tours to Showcase Innovative Mobile Self-Scanning Checkout Solution

NRF 2019 conference goers will see firsthand how an iconic New York grocery chain Is implementing mobile self-scanning.

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January 13, 2019

This NYC Startup Redefines Retail by Bringing The Digital Experience Offline

With the popularity of online shopping and Amazon, physical retail is suffering, but FutureProof Retail has a solution to draw more people into stores.

FROM Alley Watchnews
November 27, 2018

Fairway Market Launches Mobile Line-Free Checkout

Grocer Fairway Market has launched mobile self-scanning checkout in all of its stores, reportedly making it the first grocer with such an option in the New York-area retailer's Tri-State region.

FROM Retail Info Systemsnews
November 26, 2018

Fairway Rolls Out Mobile Checkout

Fairway Market has launched FutureProof Retail's line-free checkout technology in stores across the New York metropolitan area.

FROM Specialty Food Associationnews
November 21, 2018

Amazon Go’s ‘vision’ for the future

E-commerce giant Amazon has opened just a handful of locations of its small-format retail stores, called Amazon Go, but they are capturing a lot of headlines.

FROM Drug Store Newsnews
November 16, 2018

Success Story: Line Free Mobile Checkout increases Customer Convenience

Colruyt Group deploys Solution at Spar Supermarkets and OKay Convenience Stores

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November 12, 2018

Self-Service App Deepens Customer Connections At Fairway Market

Some retailers worry that adopting a self-checkout solution will deprive them of a key point of contact with their customers.

FROM Retail Touchpointsnews
November 8, 2018

Mobile Checkout Gains Momentum in Europe

OKay convenience stores in Belgium allow customers to scan items and pay right from their smarthphones.

FROM Convenience Store Decisionsnews
November 2, 2018

Mobile Self-Checkout Not Just For Big Merchants

Many equate mobile self-checkout apps with big retailers like Amazon or Sam’s Club given the size of the technology investment required. But that’s not entirely the case, as the following Stores article reports on FutureProof Retail as an emerging player in this growing market.

FROM PaymentsJournalnews
November 1, 2018

FutureProof Retail brings online convenience to in-store shopping

Retailers have long looked for ways to improve the checkout process, but their disdain for long lines pales in comparison with how customers feel about standing around waiting to pay for their products. FutureProof Retail was launched to do something about it.

FROM Storesnews
October 29, 2018

FutureProof Retail and Scandit Partner to Deploy Line-Free Mobile Checkout

FutureProof Retail Enables Retailers to Offer Commercial-Speed Scanning to Consumers With Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK

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October 10, 2018

FutureProof Retail Expands Into Office Micro-Markets Space

NYC Startup Leads Mobile Checkout in Micro-Markets Via Successful Implementation With Vancouver Office Snack Specialist "Natural Source'"

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October 3, 2018

5 ways grocers are elevating the store experience

From store-grown produce to a renewed emphasis on service counters, retailers are focusing on innovation as well as time-honored strategies to keep their stores relevant

FROM FoodDIVEnews
September 17, 2018

Mobile Self-Checkout Gains Another Merchant

Following the launch at its Spar supermarkets, Colruyt Group will make the FutureProof Retail line-free mobile self-scanning checkout solution available at OKay stores starting in OKay De Pinte (Aug. 22), OKay Compact at Grootsermentstraat (Aug. 28), OKay Pepingen (Aug. 29) and OKay Ohey (Sept. 5).

FROM PaymentsJournalnews
August 23, 2018

FutureProof Retail Rolls Out Line-Free Mobile Checkout in OKay and OKay Compact

Following the launch at its Spar supermarkets, Colruyt Group will make the FutureProof Retail (FPR) line-free mobile self-scanning checkout solution also available at OKay stores starting in OKay De Pinte (Aug. 22), OKay Compact at Grootsermentstraat (Aug. 28), OKay Pepingen (Aug. 29) and OKay Ohey (Sept. 5).

FROM NewsWire
August 22, 2018

The Top Four Reasons Self-Checkout Fails In Grocery

(And why line-free mobile checkout is the future)

FROM The Shelby Reportnews
August 7, 2018

Fairway Market trials system to scan and pay by mobile app

Fairway Market in New York City is testing a new technology in its stores that allows customers to skip the checkout lines by using an app on their smartphone, Winsight Grocery Business reports.

FROM FoodDIVEnews
July 23, 2018

Inside Fairway's 'Line-Free' Mobile Shopping Test

New York’s Fairway Market has been quietly testing a new technology in stores that allows customers to shop using their mobile phones and skip checkout lines entirely.

How Retailers Can Achieve Mobile Shop-And-Pay Success

Retailers including Macy’s, Kroger’s, Walmart, Target, B.J’s Wholesale, Meijer, and Shoprite are racing to allow their customers to use mobile phones in stores to: shop, research products, check stock, and pay. Why the recent rush to install mobile shopping applications?

FROM Retail Systems Research
June 26, 2018

Belgium's Colruyt Group Trials Self-Scan Payment App

Belgian-based Colruyt Group has introduced a new self-scan app that enables customers to scan and pay for their purchases with their smartphones in selected Spar outlets.

FROM ESMnews
June 5, 2018

Mobile Self-scanning Line-free Checkout, Cowen’s Futureproof Interview + Video

OC hosted FutureProof Retail's Co-Founder and CEO, William Hogben, and Co-Founder
and President, Di Di Chan for a 25-minute video interview

FROM COWENnews
June 1, 2018

10 Best Retail Solution Providers - 2018

FutureProof Retail was selected by Xplorex IT magazine as one of the 10 best retail solution providers of 2018.

FROM xplorexiTnews
June 1, 2018

5 Ways Mobile Scan-and-Pay Benefits Grocers Beyond the Checkout Line

Mobile Scan-and-Pay technology offers many benefits to grocers beyond reduced labor costs.

FROM Progressive Grocer
May 22, 2018

Retail Roundup: Amazon Alternatives, Urban Outfitters Renewal, Costco in France

Cowen & Co.’s Oliver Chen and his team recently sat down with William Hogben, the CEO of FutureProof Retail, which provides self-scanning applications that enable self-checkout.

FROM Barron'snews
May 16, 2018

Convenience will be at the center of how retailers answer Amazon Go

Amazon Go once again captured headlines a couple of weeks ago on a rumor that the e-commerce king is preparing to build more Go stores in Seattle and one in Los Angeles.

In turn, traditional retailers are thinking about how to combat one of Amazon Go's most attractive features: convenience.

FROM Mobile Payments Today
March 13, 2018

See you at ExpoANTAD!

Join us at the FutureProof Retail booth #1207 at ANTDAD Alimentaria 2018 in Guadalajara, March 6 - 8. For appointments please contact antad@futureproofretail.com

FROM FutureProofnews
March 2, 2018

FutureProof Retail President Di Di Chan: Combine Your Strengths

Di Di Chan is cofounder and president of FutureProof Retail.

In this exclusive interview, Chan talks about time, trust, and maximizing your talent potential.

FROM TechNewsWorldnews
February 27, 2018

Spar will trial contact-free and cash register-free payments

Retail Partners Colruyt Group – Colruyt Group’s entrepreneurial division – is creating an app for Spar which allows customers to use their smartphones to scan and pay for their own groceries.

FROM RetailDetailnews
February 22, 2018

More Amazon Go stores are coming to Seattle and Los Angeles

Amazon's partly automated retail store, Amazon Go, debuted with a location in Seattle in January, but a new report suggests that expansion plans are already underway. "Multiple people familiar with the company’s plans" told Recode that Amazon could open as many as six new stores by the end of 2018.

FROM Ars Technica
February 22, 2018

Spar Experiments with Cashless Shops

In some Spar supermarkets customers will soon be able to shop without waiting in line.

FROM Het Nieuwsbladnews
February 22, 2018

Spar Colruyt Group Tests Mobile Checkout

Colruyt Group is testing FutureProof Retail's market leading self-scanning mobile checkout solution in its Spar stores.

FROM Gondolanews
February 22, 2018

Retail Partners Colruyt Group to Pilot With FutureProof Retail's Self-Scanning Mobile Checkout

Retail Partners Colruyt Group has engaged in a pilot project to deploy FPR’s line-free mobile self-scanning checkout solution in test stores of its Spar Colruyt Group unit in Belgium in early 2018.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
February 20, 2018

Meet Us at NGA: FutureProof Retail Helps Independent Grocers Compete With Industry Giants

Amazon and Walmart are making headlines by introducing line-free grocery shopping this year. However, industry giants are not the only ones shaping the future of grocery retail.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
February 6, 2018

FutureProof Retail Powers Scan and Go HK, Hong Kong's First Mobile Checkout Retail Store

In January 2018, Scan & Go HK launched the first mobile shopping discount retail store in Hong Kong in partnership with FutureProof Retail.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
January 30, 2018

Fairway Market Introduces Mobile App Checkout

Fairway Market, New York’s iconic grocery store, has selected FutureProof Retail, provider of line free checkout, to power Fairway’s next-generation mobile app.

FROM Convenience Store Decisionsnews
January 23, 2018

What to expect from Amazon Go

After a yearlong delay, Amazon’s checkout-free convenience store opened in Seattle

FROM Supermarket News
January 22, 2018

Fairway Market Selects FutureProof Retail As Mobile Application Partner

Fairway Market has selected FutureProof Retail to power its next-generation mobile app.

FROM The Shelby Reportnews
January 17, 2018

Coming to a grocery store near you: Self-driving shopping carts and smart shelves

The National Retail Federation's Big Show this year features a slew of companies showing off technology that would revamp the grocery shopping experience.

FROM CNBCnews
January 17, 2018

Fairway Prepping Line-Free Checkout App

Fairway Market has chosen FutureProof Retail, a New York-based provider of line-free checkout, to power the upscale grocer’s next-generation mobile app. The app’s technology will enable shopppers to scan and pay for items on their phones, thereby avoiding the checkout line.

FROM Progressive Grocernews
January 15, 2018

Fairway Market selects FutureProof Retail as mobile app partner

Today, Fairway Market, New York’s iconic grocery store, announced that it has selected FutureProof Retail, provider of line free checkout, to power Fairway’s next generation mobile app.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
January 13, 2018

See You at NRF: FutureProof Retail selected for Startup Meetup Program

FPR selected as the only line free shopping provider for NRF's Startup Meetup Program.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
January 13, 2018

FutureProof Retail and Digimarc Speed Up Mobile Self-Scanning and Checkout

FPR's line free mobile self-scanning and service counter solutions will now fully integrate the Digimarc MobileSDK, enabling retailers to significantly improve customer engagement and reduce checkout times.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
January 8, 2018

Amazon Go's Grand Opening May Be Near

Amazon's effort to transform brick-and-mortar shopping is close to its grand opening after almost a year of delays.

FROM Convenience Store News
November 16, 2017

FutureProof Retail Announces Partnership With CloudIoT Bringing Line Free Checkout to Saudi Arabia

FutureProof Retail and CloudIoT Co., in Saudi Arabia have entered into an exclusive partnership to enable retailers in Saudi Arabia to offer line-free mobile self-checkout and service counter solutions to their shoppers.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
October 31, 2017

Chinese tech companies venture into unmanned convenience stores

Staffless stores are an emerging phenomenon in China, as e-Commerce companies big and small are investing lots of financial, technology, and product development resources in the area.

FROM DIGIDAY
October 23, 2017

Walmart ramps up self-checkout by letting customers ring in items while shopping

Walmart starts rolling out it's Scan & Go application at 20 Canadian locations.

FROM CBC News
October 22, 2017

It’s Only Going to Get Worse for America’s Grocers

It will only get worse from here, analysts say. Under Amazon, Whole Foods has cut prices of marquee products, a harbinger of the price wars to come. Among the most vulnerable are small regional chains that were facing fierce competition even before Amazon showed up.

FROM Bloomberg Technology
October 11, 2017

Speedy Checkout Line and FutureProof Retail Announce Partnership

FutureProof Retail (FPR) and Speedy Checkout Line AS in Norway have entered into a partnership to bring FPR’s line free mobile checkout and service counter solutions to customers in Scandinavia.

FROM FutureProofpress-release
September 5, 2017

Walmart deploying tech that lets in-store shoppers check out — on their own

Walmart is expanding the deployment of its Scan & Go mobile app, which is being tested in approximately 12 stores across Northwest Arkansas, Florida, Texas and Georgia. The chain is now rolling out the app for use in at least 10 additional locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Nashville markets.

FROM Chain Store Age
August 8, 2017

Faster front ends: How supermarkets are speeding up checkout

Tech replaces ten items or less to help shoppers get out of the store faster

FROM FoodDIVE
August 1, 2017

Walmart's New Feature Makes Omnichannel Reordering Easier

Walmart's latest digital move to compete with Amazon will make reordering frequent purchases easier for its online shoppers.

FROM Retail Info Systems
July 31, 2017

Retail in the Age of Amazon

Amazon bought Whole Foods and is now a brick & mortar retailer. What does this mean for other retailers and what can they do to stay successful?

July 24, 2017

United States Mobile Self-Checkout Market 2017 - Evolving Retail Concepts and Venues

A new research report, Evolving Retail Concepts and Venues with Mobile Self-Checkout, describes different shopping approaches and integrated technology systems that are currently in use or in testing. These systems include Amazon Go, Scan & Go from Walmart and Sam's Club, Mobile Checkout from FutureProof Retail, and others.

FROM Research and Marketsnews
July 10, 2017

Amazon and Whole Foods just did traditional Grocers a big Favor

How to beat them at their own game.

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June 16, 2017

The Grocery Store Of The Future Is Mobile, Self-Driving, And Run By AI

In Shanghai, a prototype of a new 24-hour convenience store has no staff, no registers, and the whole thing is on wheels, designed to eventually drive itself to a warehouse to restock, or to a customer to make a delivery.

FROM Fast Company
June 13, 2017

Amazon Plans Artificial Intelligence-Led, Checkout-Free Grocery Stores Through Amazon Go App

Amazon may be bringing its futuristic ‘no queue’ grocery store to the U.K. after the online retail giant filed several trademark applications for Amazon Go, the app that allows consumers to bypass checkouts when they shop.

FROM Newsweek
May 23, 2017

Stores are closing at an epic pace

Stores are closing at an epic pace. In fact, the retail industry could suffer far more store closures in 2017 than ever.

FROM CNN Money
April 22, 2017

How Amazon Plans to Become America’s Go-to Grocery Store

Having already conquered the world of online shopping, Amazon is now gearing up to go IRL where it counts: groceries.

FROM Grub Street
March 21, 2017

Offer line free checkout with our app

KSBY shows FutureProof in action at California Fresh Market

March 14, 2017

The Silicon Review Names FutureProof Retail One of the 10 Fastest Growing Retail Companies of 2016

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March 3, 2017

Retail CIO Outlook names FutureProof Retail One of the Top 10 Retail Security Solutions Providers of 2016

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March 3, 2017

Join us at EuroShop

FutureProof Retail will be demonstrating their mobile self-scanning solution to retailers and partners at EuroShop, March 5-9th, with their global scales partner Bizerba at Hall 6 / E58.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
March 2, 2017

Wal-Mart’s ‘test lab’ a sign of the digital times for bricks-and-mortar retailer

Walmart's supercentre in Ancaster, ON will feature a host of new technological innovations, including Walmart's self-scanning solution Scan & Go.

FROM The Globe and Mail
February 20, 2017

FutureProof Retail – The Self-Checkout Software Makes Store Shopping Much Faster

In an interview with Superb Crew, FutureProof Retail founder Di Di Chan details how the companies software solves problems for customers and retailers alike.

FROM Superb Crewnews
February 15, 2017

FutureProof Retail featured in this months issue of Shopper Marketing

Read about FutureProof Retail's Mobile Checkout app on page 73 of this months edition of Shopper Marketing by the Path to Purchase institute.

FROM Path to Purchase Institutenews
February 1, 2017

Data Enablers: FutureProof, Line-Free Checkout Technology

PYMNTS.com profiles FPR and the emerging checkout transition.

January 25, 2017

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

2016 saw a number of major developments in the mobile payments sector including Amazon Go, Chase Pay, and FutureProof Retail's launching of the first pure mobile-only grocery checkout.

FROM Mobile Payments Todaynews
December 20, 2016

Panasonic checkout machine also bags your items

Panasonic's new Regirobo concept automatically detects and bags items, creating a seamless shopping experience at it's pilot location in Osaka, Japan.

FROM Engadget
December 12, 2016

2016 Disruptors: The App

Sure, the app — and grocery apps in particular — have been around pretty much since smartphones first came on the market. However, new innovations promise to upend how consumers shop and how retailers interact with their customers.

FROM Supermarket Newsnews
December 6, 2016

FutureProof's Perspective on Amazon Go

Amazon's upcoming 2000 physical grocery stores will feature line-free-checkout.

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December 5, 2016

Amazon Go is a grocery store with no checkout lines

The online shopping giant Amazon unveiled Amazon Go today, it's spin on brick and mortar retail. Using advanced technology the store will allow users to enter, sign in with the Amazon go app, fill up their baskets, and walk out without stopping to checkout.

FROM Engadget
December 5, 2016

California Fresh Market Ditches Checklanes

Retailer's app offers scan-and-checkout feature for new store

FROM Progressive Grocernews
November 10, 2016

FutureProof talks How, Why and What's Next with Silicon Review

Did you know Americans spend 99,000 human lifetimes waiting in line at grocery stores every year?

In an interview with Silicon Review we describe our motivations, development process and plans for the future.

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November 3, 2016

Announcing FutureProof Counter Service

When customers use Counter Service they don't have to wait to place their order or wait while it's prepared, freeing them to keep shopping.

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November 1, 2016

Internal Amazon documents reveal a vision of up to 2,000 grocery stores across the US

Amazon wants to open 20 brick-and-mortar grocery stores over the next two years, and the online retailer believes the US market has room for up to 2,000 of its Amazon Fresh-branded grocery stores over the next decade.

FROM Business Insider
October 27, 2016

FutureProof Retail Unveils Self-Install Kit, Mobile Checkout More Accessible Than Ever

FutureProof Retail (FPR), a U.S.-based mobile software provider, announced today the roll-out of a self-install kit for their revolutionary application, Mobile Checkout.

FROM FutureProofpress-release
July 6, 2016

Introducing the Mobile Checkout Self Install Kit

New self install kit contains everything needed to provide mobile checkout, payment, customer service and loss prevention.

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June 23, 2016

FutureProof president Di Di Chan talks time-constrained consumers with Canadian Grocer

FutureProof Retail has made a splash with its app, developed using a “consumer-first” approach.

FROM Canadian Grocer
June 20, 2016

FutureProof Retail Expands into Canadian Market, app to be Unveiled at Canadian Grocer Conference

FutureProof Retail (FPR), a U.S.-based mobile software provider, announced today the launch of their Mobile Checkout application into the Canadian retail sector.

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June 6, 2016

Mobile apps are growing rapidly in this one area

Mobile order-ahead through applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and will be a $38 bilion dollar industry by 2020.

FROM Business Insider
May 12, 2016

This automated store in Sweden doesn't have any human employees — only a smartphone app

At Robert Ilijason's convenience store in Viken, Sweden, you won't find a single cashier. The store is entirely unmanned, with patrons using their smartphones or tablets to enter and purchase goods.

FROM DIGITAL TRENDS
February 29, 2016