Mobile POS

How to Give Your Business a 2020 Upgrade With MDM
February 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

While the last decade saw the rapid adoption of mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets) in business and the multitude of benefits they offer, it also saw a series of challenges in their security, such as the tracking and management of these devices. Luckily, mobile device management (MDM) has evolved in tandem with these mobile…

The Top Retail Mobility Trends for 2020, and How to Move on Them
January 22, 2020 at 3:18 pm

The merging of physical and digital has made retail customers more demanding than ever. What do customers want? They want everything … and they want it now. They want the excitement only physical retail can deliver. As Neiman Marcus CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck told Forbes about its new store at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, it’s not…

3 Retail Technology Trends to Watch in 2020
January 16, 2020 at 9:51 am

The dust has settled following the “retail apocalypse” of 2018, and the numbers reveal that retail’s radical transformation is more nuanced than we once thought. While headlines in early 2019 spelled the end of retail, data from IHL Group shows otherwise. In 2019, retailers announced 2,965 more store openings than closings. Certain retailers led the…

How Mobile Technology is Freeing Employees and Supporting New Ways of Working
December 16, 2019 at 11:15 am

The explosion of smartphones and tablets has created a new way of living and working, especially for the 70 percent of workers, known as untethered workers, who don’t sit behind a desk every day. Companies are embracing the mobile shift and have begun to move their IT applications onto mobile platforms for workers who are…

The Top Omnichannel Brands Have One Thing in Common: Mobile
December 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm

I’ve long been a proponent of making omnichannel a C-suite issue. It has to come from the top down. But the brands struggling to deliver a true omnichannel experience have a fundamental issue. At an organizational level, many brands still operate online and in-store in silos. E-commerce and physical retail are their own separate entities,…

Mobile First for 2019: Insights and Predictions From Retail's Big Show
April 4, 2019 at 9:59 am

Let’s be real: the state of brick-and-mortar retail in 2019 is equally exciting and terrifying. Amid widespread closures, uncertainty and the ever-present behemoth that is Amazon.com, there's an amazing wave of innovation in mobility that has the potential to transform — and yes, save — the retail experience for a new generation of consumers used…

Your Frontline: The Key to Winning the Bricks vs. Clicks Battle
November 14, 2018 at 10:19 am

Anyone who has walked down Main Street or through a shopping mall recently has seen it. Store after store shuttered. Big-name retailers gone. Even anchor-store locations decamped. These are challenging times for brick-and-mortar retailers. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, 50 well-known store chains have filed for bankruptcy protection in 2017, among them such iconic…

Target Introduces Mobile Checkout for Holiday Shoppers
November 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Target shoppers will be able to avoid long checkout lines this holiday season thanks to a new mobile checkout service. The retailer's store associates will be equipped with mobile devices that can complete shoppers’ checkout processes from anywhere in its stores. The new service, which Target is calling "Skip-the-Line," was launched this week at all company…

How Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Transform the Checkout Process
October 24, 2018 at 9:41 am

Checking out in retail stores as we know it is changing. No longer do you have to wait in long lines while an associate taps away at an outdated register. Amazon Go stores have completely eliminated check out lines, while Apple Pay has made transactions as quick as a tap of your phone. With these…

3 Ways Your Business is Underestimating the Second Mobile Revolution
October 3, 2018 at 10:05 am

Retailers have come to realize the absolute necessity for mobile. They have recognized mobile apps as a powerful tool for connecting with their customers, offering deals, sharing new products, and making payments easy. From this perspective, it’s a game-changing technology for customer engagement. Yet, this viewpoint only represents a fraction of what’s possible with mobile apps .…