How to beat them at their own game.
How to beat them at their own game.
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.
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.
Stores are closing at an epic pace. In fact, the retail industry could suffer far more store closures in 2017 than ever.
Having already conquered the world of online shopping, Amazon is now gearing up to go IRL where it counts: groceries.
KSBY shows FutureProof in action at California Fresh Market
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.
Walmart's supercentre in Ancaster, ON will feature a host of new technological innovations, including Walmart's self-scanning solution Scan & Go.
In an interview with Superb Crew, FutureProof Retail founder Di Di Chan details how the companies software solves problems for customers and retailers alike.
A new Walmart store in Tomball will include Walmart Scan & Go, Walmart's self-scanning mobile checkout application.
Read about FutureProof Retail's Mobile Checkout app on page 73 of this months edition of Shopper Marketing by the Path to Purchase institute.
As Walmart takes a major step forward with its Scan & Go platforms and the Amazon Go store makes headlines, a significant upset might be coming to grocery retail now that these major players have the keys to push the grab-and-go strategy forward.
PYMNTS.com profiles FPR and the emerging checkout transition.
Customers at Walmart's new 190,000 square-foot Lake Nona Supercenter will be able to avoid long lines with the company's Scan & Go application.
After years of iOS exclusivity, Walmart rolled out an Android version of it's Scan & Go application. Walmart's Scan & Go enables customers to skip lines by scanning items and checking out on their smartphones. Scan & Go is currently availible at Walmart #520 in Roger, Arkansas.
Coop recently launched it's first six stores with a new self checkout concept across Denmark in both small and large cities. The concept enables customers to scan products and checkout with their phone, skipping the line.
The online behemoth's register-free store disrupts the landscape, but does more convenience take away from what food shopping has always been?
With Amazon Go making the dream of seamless AI-powered shopping a reality, how can reatailers and retail technology firms work together to keep pace with this disruption?
A new market report published by Credence Research projects an upsurge in mobile point of sale terminal sales through 2022.
Get hands on with FutureProof's line free checkout platform and experience the future of in-person retail.
The singular format, traditional brack-and-mortar supermarket may soon be a relic of the past as retailers must adapt to changing consumer demands or risk becoming obsolete.
Italy’s largest supermarket chain, Coop Italia, has opened what it is calling the “Supermarket of the Future” near Milan. The concept features extensive use of technology to improve the shopping experience.
The Scottsboro public library has implemented a new self-checkout system allowing customers to skip the line while checking their books in and out.
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.
Rebecca Minkoff's move to adopt mobile self-checkout was designed to increase convenience, attract millenial shoppers, and put customers back in charge of their own time.
Panasonic's new Regirobo concept automatically detects and bags items, creating a seamless shopping experience at it's pilot location in Osaka, Japan.
When we all got a peek at Amazon Go last week, the buzz was all about innovating the checkout experience. That, Karen Webster writes this week, is like saying that the iPhone was all about innovating the telephone call. Amazon Go, Webster posits, is Amazon’s sneak peek into how it plans to reinvent grocery by reinventing how consumers shop for food — and where they do it. And, she says, a sneak peek into what’s to come for all of retail, if Amazon’s foray into grocery succeeds.
For years, the theoretically appealing but too-often irritating self-checkout experience hasn't changed much. But now that many consumers shop with smartphones, retailers like Sam's Club and Amazon are trying to speed the process with technology that can cut down the time spent waiting in line.
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.
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.
High fashion powerhouse Rebecca Minkoff unveiled self-checkout at the company's flagship store. The system will allow customers to buy everything from $200 handbags to $1,500 jackets totally autonomously.
Amazon’s YouTube video introducing its Amazon Go convenience store shows that the company has broken conventional supermarket wisdom and that its foray into food is one traditional retailers should fear.
Amazon's upcoming 2000 physical grocery stores will feature line-free-checkout.
California Fresh Market's newest location in San Luis Obispo features FutureProof Retail's radical new mobile self checkout solution.
“I have been on a 20-year quest to have in-store shopping,” Holzheu said, “and FutureProof has finally done it.”
Shoppers can skip the line and checkout on their phones at a new supermarket in San Luis Obispo
Retailer's app offers scan-and-checkout feature for new store
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.
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.
Whether consumers are ordering their groceries online, picking them up at curbside, or shopping in store, it's clear that technology is fundamentally redifining the shopping experience.
FutureProof Retail will be exhibiting with service and support partner SimpleWare Inc at the Unified Grocers 2016 Expo in Long Beach California, August 17th and 18th. We will be providing a sneak preview of our upcoming counter service capability.
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.
The counter service product simplifies the process of ordering prepared foods at businesses ranging from cafes and food trucks to grocery stores and supermarkets.
Lines blur between shopping and payment channels as America goes increasingly mobile.
Sam's Club, a subsidiary of Walmart, recently launched its Scan-and-Go application in all 645 U.S. stores. Scan-and-Go enables customers to shop and checkout from their mobile devices without waiting on lines.
Tesco, the UK's largest retailer, announced it's plan to roll out it's "Scan as you Shop" service to an additional 20 locations. Scan as you Shop is currently availible at 350 Tesco locations, and used by more than 600,000 customers every week.
Retail CIO Outlook learns how FutureProof's loss prevention functions like an immune system.
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.
New self install kit contains everything needed to provide mobile checkout, payment, customer service and loss prevention.
Canadian Grocer talks with FutureProof President Di Di Chan about the future of Grocery apps.
FutureProof Retail has made a splash with its app, developed using a “consumer-first” approach.
FutureProof Retail (FPR), a U.S.-based mobile software provider, announced today the launch of their Mobile Checkout application into the Canadian retail sector.
FutureProof Retail (FPR), a leading mobile software provider, announced today the addition of a 'Specials' function to their Mobile Checkout application.
FutureProof Retail (FPR), a leading mobile software provider launched in early 2016, announced today a Partner Incentive Program for their revolutionary Mobile Checkout application.
Mobile order-ahead through applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and will be a $38 bilion dollar industry by 2020.
FutureProof CEO Will Hogben has been appointed to RetailWire’s Brain Trust Panel.
Two California supermarkets pilot an app that lets shoppers scan their products in app and walk out of the store without waiting in line to check out with a cashier.
FutureProof Retail (FPR), a software development provider, announced today the launch of their white-labeled version of Mobile Checkout – the retail industry’s first start-to-finish self-checkout 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.
The cell phone has also started to become a part of the physical store experience. Now it starts to emerge solutions that enables customers to manage the purchasing process altogether by mobile phone. Mobile Checkout from New York-based company Future Proof is an example.
While AmazonFresh, FreshDirect and Peapod have offered consumers varying degrees of online and mobile grocery ordering for several years, the in-store experience could use some help.
FutureProof Retail (FPR), a software development provider, announced today their launch of Mobile Checkout – the retail industry’s first start-to-finish, secure self-checkout app.
A new application, unveiled at the 2016 National Retail Foundation trade show, allows consumers to scan items and pay with their phones.
Supermarkets are in the beginning of a retail revolution that will focus on enhancing consumer experiences, enabling customers to order their groceries for pickup, and innovating technologically so that shoppers can skip lines and check themselves out.
Future Proof Retail helps merchants capitalize on technology by making the in-store experience more pleasant, convenient and profitable.
Technology is paving the way for retailers to automate much of the routine work that is carried out in retail outlets. At the same time technology is raising shopper's expectations of convenience and personalization.
Japanese businesses continue to agressively roll out self checkout solutions, a solution to the countries aging population and shortage of workers willing to take jobs as cashiers.
Research indicates that many consumers globally are interested in both redeeming offers and paying with their mobile devices in stores and resturaunts. Technology must adapt to offer consumers personalized deals and keep them engaged.
Emerging retail technologies will allow brick-and-mortar retailers to compete with the personalization and convenience provided by online shopping for the first time.
Every year Supermarkets cope with increasing overhead, labor costs, and decreasing margins. One company hopes to solve this problem with a combination of mobile self scanning, targeted offers, and store based predictive analytics.
TD Canada Trust announces a mobile payment solution in responce to research showing that the majority of Canadian's hate waiting in line to pay.
The coming transformation in retail payments will involve more technology and less human interaction.
The ubiquity of mobile devices have enabled many retailers to develop mobile shopping apps. The best of these apps include software-based barcode scanning, adding value for consumers and saving retailers money.
According to a recent estimate, Starbucks was able to generate $1 billion in revenue from transactions at smartphone based point of sale terminals during 2013. This success is attributed to the fanatical loyalty of Starbucks' customers, 10 million of which use their loyalty application totaling an average of 5 million weekly transactions in U.S. stores alone.
Self checkout systems are a vital component of the multichannel grocery store of the future. Providing unique solutions for specific customer needs, and working synergistically with existing points of sale.
While conventional self checkout kiosks offer both upsides and downsides to consumers, more than half of people surveyed reported that they prefered self checkout.
Despite initial reservations, retailers are embracing mobile self checkout and consumers are beginning to welcome the added value.
For all the rumors of self checkouts demise, the number of self checkout locations in North America is on the rise. Consumers are asking for more self checkout, and stores are benefiting. Stores are even beginning to experiment with mobile smartphone based self checkout.
Self Checkout is gaining popularity in the U.K. after a similar trend in the U.S. The new technology benefits consumers, retailers, and even improves shrinkage.