(And why line-free mobile checkout is the future)
(And why line-free mobile checkout is the future)
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.
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?
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.
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Mobile Scan-and-Pay technology offers many benefits to grocers beyond reduced labor costs.
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.
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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.
Colruyt Group is testing FutureProof Retail's market leading self-scanning mobile checkout solution in its Spar stores.
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.
In some Spar supermarkets customers will soon be able to shop without waiting in line.
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.
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.
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.
After a yearlong delay, Amazon’s checkout-free convenience store opened in Seattle
The National Retail Federation's Big Show this year features a slew of companies showing off technology that would revamp the grocery shopping experience.
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.
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.
FPR selected as the only line free shopping provider for NRF's Startup Meetup Program.
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.
Amazon's effort to transform brick-and-mortar shopping is close to its grand opening after almost a year of delays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tech replaces ten items or less to help shoppers get out of the store faster
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Scottsboro public library has implemented a new self-checkout system allowing customers to skip the line while checking their books in and out.
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.
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.
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.
Panasonic's new Regirobo concept automatically detects and bags items, creating a seamless shopping experience at it's pilot location in Osaka, Japan.
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.
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.
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 upcoming 2000 physical grocery stores will feature line-free-checkout.
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.
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
Did you know Americans spend 99,000 human lifetimes waiting in line at grocery stores every year?
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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.
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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.
FutureProof Retail has made a splash with its app, developed using a “consumer-first” approach.
Canadian Grocer talks with FutureProof President Di Di Chan about the future of Grocery apps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.