Currently a $10 billion industry, pop-up stores have proved to be a significant growth sector in retail. But to do it well, retailers need an agile, mobile POS that is equipped to handle mobile payment methods. As pop-up stores and temporary spaces have become increasingly popular in the new age
Retailers are always looking for ways to stand out from the competition and payment flexibility could be the latest differentiator. In the past, price was a powerful retailing weapon – Wal-Mart built an empire of more than 6,000 stores whose main attraction for shoppers is their low prices. Retailers that
Visit any popular destination in the world and you will likely see Chinese tourists. When not visiting the tourist attractions, they love to shop. They also like to use their mobile phones to pay, something that is taken for granted in China. So, retailers that want to want to profit
The decline in cash transactions provides obvious benefits for retailers, not least by reducing the time your associates spend each day counting cash and the potential for theft and errors. But the growth of digital payments raises broader issues about tomorrow’s cashless society that are only now beginning to be
Cards have long dominated retail spending by value as very few consumers expect to pay for big-ticket items in cash. Nowadays, many more shoppers expect to be able to use cards for low-value purchases as well, so the share of transactions taken by non-cash payments is now growing rapidly. According
Remember barcodes? They are still in widespread use, of course, but QR codes have emerged as a more powerful and versatile alternative with a wide range of applications in retail. Because of their growing popularity, the latest release (RR18Q4) of Openbravo Commerce Cloud supports the printing of QR codes on point-of-sale printers.
Mobile technology has changed the way customers interact with the world, given them new ways to buy goods and services – and new ways to pay for them. By the end of this year, 3.4 billion smartphones will have NFC technology which means they can easily use any of the