automated retailing

The World’s Most Unusual Vending Machines

The World’s Most Unusual Vending Machines.

Soda, candy, cigarettes, maybe even an iPod—these are products most people expect to see sold in vending machines. However, if you take a trip around the globe—or even around our own country—you’ll find some vending machines that sell things you would never think of buying from an automated appliance. And we’re not just talking about the used schoolgirl underwear vending machines that are now outlawed in Japan. Take a look at the world’s most unusual machines.

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future of retailing

Kiosk Manufacturing will Impact the Future of Retailing

Kiosk Manufacturing will Impact the Future of Retailing.

Tom Hall, Executive Vice President of Alps Innovations, was interviewed by Bert Martinez about the future of retailing and the proliferation of automated, self-service kiosks. Tom is one of the leading authorities on kiosk manufacturing, and has helped clients throughout the world develop automated stores. But will automation eventually overtake traditional brick and mortar retail stores? The answer may surprise you. Listen to Tom’s interview and hear his unique perspective. You will hear him discuss kiosk manufacturing, automated retailing, and the future of retailing.

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kiosk manufacturing

The Anatomy of Kiosk Manufacturing

Kiosk Manufacturing can range from wonderful to worrisome. It is important to carefully evaluate when you are seeking world-class retail kiosk manufacturing.

Successful kiosk design is both an art and a science, with the best-designed kiosks leveraging appealing esthetic design practices together with the latest technologies. Well-designed kiosks are simple, durable, engaging and empowering. Overall, successful kiosk design creates a compelling package that rewards users and host organizations alike.

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Retail Kiosk Manufacturer

Retail Kiosk Manufacturer

Alps Kiosks is North America’s premier Retail Kiosk Manufacturer and developer of retail kiosks. Alps Kiosks manufacture interactive kiosks, and design and fabricate standard kiosks, custom kiosks, retail kiosks, and digital signage kiosks.

At Alps Kiosks, no job is too small or too large. Our process allows us seamless acquisition and production of kiosks from start to finish.  We understand not all customers fit into one mold, so our process allows us the flexibility needed to provide custom kiosks solutions. Our in-house fabrication department has the latest machines and hi-tech equipment to ensure the quickest turnaround time from order to completion. Alps Kiosks will integrate the highest quality components into our enclosures to produce a superior final product.

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McDonald’s Installs Big Mac Vending Machine

McDonald’s Installs Big Mac Vending Machine

McDonald’s Installs Big Mac Vending Machine. McDonald’s may have come up with a new twist on the fast-food restaurant experience that has nothing to do with what’s on the menu — doing away with interaction between customers and employees.

The giant chain next Tuesday plans to operate what it calls a “customized digital Big Mac ATM” at its 540 Commonwealth Ave. location in Kenmore Square. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the high-tech vending machine will dispense Big Macs — at no charge.

But that doesn’t mean lunch will be free. To get a Mac Jr. or a Grand Mac — both new sizes — customers will have to enter their Twitter handles on the machine’s touchscreen. Before they can even take a bite out of a burger, the machine will generate a tweet from their personal account that reads: “Check out the new Big Mac.”

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Top 250 Global Retailing Powers

Top 250 Global Retailing Powers

In years past, it was easy to spot a retailer. It bought and sold goods, either in store or online. The maker movement, the sharing economy and other factors have made it increasingly difficult to define what a retailer is and does. In 2017 and beyond, market fragmentation in the retail space will continue to grow.

Some are attributing this volatility to “retailization” or the explosive growth of non-traditional retailers developing new models to serve customer needs. We are particularly seeing this play out in the developing world, where large-scale leapfrogging is more common.

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Automated Cupcake Machine

Automated Cupcake Machine for ChattyCupcakes

MagexUSA, an Alps Innovations Group company (www.alpskiosks.com), announced that their client, ChattyCupcakes, has introduced Pittsburgh’s first Automated Cupcake Machine, located at the Galleria Mall in Mt. Lebanon, PA.

Ellan Toothman, Co-Founder of ChattyCupcakes, explains that the company’s only “storefront” is this new custom-made Automated Cupcake Machine. “We realized we needed a way to get our cakes from the oven to our customers in an efficient and convenient way,” she said. “After meeting with several engineers in an effort to build our dream machine, we found a company that knew exactly what we needed. It was a joy to work with them and we appreciate their exceptional knowledge and extraordinary workmanship.”

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Global branded payment apps

Global Branded Payment Apps Expected to Reach $92 Billion

A recent report by Javelin Research states that the market for global branded payment apps is expected to reach $92 billion by 2019. The report states that mobile proximity payment volume has tripled since 2013, reaching $10 billion in 2015, and is expected to surge to $92 billion by 2019. Behind the progress, wallet providers have compensated for low purchase frequency and dollar amounts by seeking out new users — a strategy that will falter as the pool of first-users dries up. Meanwhile, in-app and in-browser purchases, currently accounting for $161 billion, are set to jump to $319 billion by 2020.

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Nutritional Labels Vending

What to look for on the nutritional label

What to look for on the nutritional label. This has been a problem for consumers for years. And for manufacturers, the decisions are directed as much by marketing as they are by regulations.

For years, health advocates have urged the public to read the ingredients and ignore the marketing. For years, consumers have ignored the health advocates and haven’t known what to look for on the nutritional label.

But lo! It looks as if they’re finally listening. Now people know what to look for on the nutritional label.

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Global Department Store Retailing Market

Global Department Store Retailing Market

Global Department Store Retailing Market: Revenue Predicted to Go Up by 2020.

A department store is a retail establishment that sells a wide range of consumer goods. These products include clothing, cosmetics, toys, toiletries, home appliances, furniture, sporting goods, foods, books, electronics and stationery. These products are usually separated into departments and divisions.

Automated Retailing is becoming popular among the consumer due to the ease of shopping. In order to catch-up with online retailers, many department stores are adding Automated Retailing Systems and expanding their reach.

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