Data and Business Intelligence Can Help Grocers Grow

When you think about the in-store experience in a grocery environment, the speed of checkout and convenience to the customers has helped many businesses grow. New technology has enabled grocers to increase throughput and provide convenient checkout options such as self-service, curbside pick-up, contactless, etc.

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The Past, Present and Future of Contactless Technology

All Eyes on Contactless Payments

Even before the sweeping effects of COVID-19, contactless payments comprised a heavy percentage of modern retail purchases. As once shuttered businesses begin to reopen and adapt to more germ-conscious customers, contactless payments have emerged as an essential solution to have in place.

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Hospitality Round-Up: How Will Travel and Hotels Change

In early April, data had suggested that nearly 80% of all hotel rooms were going empty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It became clear that all hospitality businesses had taken a huge hit as more people sheltered in place and suspended their travel plans. With the global health crisis still at hand, the hospitality industry is far from getting back on their feet.

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Use Contactless to Enhance Guest Experience in Your Hospitality Business

Contactless payments have gained popularity in the U.S. over the last few years. Mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay were introduced as the EMV migration was in full swing, and allowed merchants to offer their customers another secure payment method. While the adoption of this payment method in retail and restaurants has been consistently increasing, hotel and lodging businesses haven't seen much traction. Part of the reason is that most of these businesses weren’t proactive in adopting it. Why, you ask? For a couple of reasons:

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Consumer Demands for Self-Service Drive New Opportunities for Retail ISVs

From boutique to big box, retailers of all sizes are responding to growing consumer interest in using self-service technology solutions. Surveys are consistently finding that consumer acceptance of these solutions is growing, with 73% of shoppers saying they prefer retail self-service technologies over engaging with store associates.

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