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Lightspeed POS Continues Global Expansion with Acquisition of Vend

Retail TouchPoints

Lightspeed POS , a provider of cloud-based, omnichannel commerce platforms, will acquire cloud-based retail management software company Vend for approximately $350 million. We are thrilled to partner with Vend, a team that matches Lightspeed’s passion for retail.

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COVID-19 Test Kit Manufacturer Debuts NYC Flagship Store, Plans Vending Machine Rollout

Retail TouchPoints

Located in Herald Square, the two-story, 9,000-square-foot store showcases the company’s new line of take-home COVID-19 test kits and proprietary vending machines. Wellness4Humanity’s vending machines offer COVID-19 home test kits and dispense FDA Emergency Use Authorization (E.U.A.)-authorized

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One Stop partner grows sales by adding food-to-go and vending options

TalkingRetail

This story continues at One Stop partner grows sales by adding food-to-go and vending options. Industry News convenience stores coronavirus good-to-go One Stop Stores Limited vending machines

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Next-gen vending machines: 5 reasons intelligent vending is trending in ecommerce

GetElastic

Next-gen vending machines: 5 reasons intelligent vending is trending in ecommerce. Intelligent vending machines are popping up everywhere consumers are found -- from airports to school campuses, business parks, subways, arenas, bars and festivals.

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Contactless Vending Machines Offer Physical Distribution Outlets for Local Brands

Retail TouchPoints

The PopShop Local program, from smart vending and kiosk solutions provider PopCom , allows small businesses to sell their products via PopShop smart vending machines that measure customer engagement and also display ads.

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Next-gen vending machines: 5 reasons intelligent vending is trending in ecommerce

GetElastic

Intelligent vending machines are popping up everywhere consumers are found — from airports to school campuses, business parks, subways, arenas, bars and festivals. The global intelligent vending market is projected to grow 17% over the next 4 years (Technavio) to $12.45 How can smart vending machines amplify your omnichannel commerce strategies? We’ve all seen airport vending machines touting travel-sized electronics (Best Buy) or cosmetics (Benefit).

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A Vend POS Review: Everything You Need to Know

Ecommerce Platforms

If so, Vend POS might be the perfect solution for you. Who's Vend? Almost two decades ago, Vend first launched in 2010- back then it was nothing short of groundbreaking. Since then, Vend's continued to offer top-notch service to its users. Since Vend's official launch, they've introduced a plethora of fresh features including: An extensive inventory management system, The option of using and syncing several online sales channels. How Does Vend POS Work?

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Next-gen vending machines: 5 reasons intelligent vending is trending in ecommerce

GetElastic

Next-gen vending machines: 5 reasons intelligent vending is trending in ecommerce. Intelligent vending machines are popping up everywhere consumers are found -- from airports to school campuses, business parks, subways, arenas, bars and festivals.

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Next-gen vending machines: 5 reasons intelligent vending is trending in ecommerce

GetElastic

Next-gen vending machines: 5 reasons intelligent vending is trending in ecommerce. Intelligent vending machines are popping up everywhere consumers are found -- from airports to school campuses, business parks, subways, arenas, bars and festivals.

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Butcher uses vending machine to safely sell meat

RetailWire

A vending unit at McCann’s Local Meats in Rochester, NY allows customers to buy uncooked bacon, burgers, chicken, pork chops and steaks with a credit card or Apple Pay. The vending unit also stocks the retailer’s prepared foods, including baked beans, mac and cheese, a variety of salads and soup

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Meal vending units gain attention during COVID-19 crisis

RetailWire

Vending units and robotics that prepare salads and a wide variety of other foods and drinks are more sophisticated than ever and seen by some as safer than having the same tasks handled by humans.

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Vending machines ain’t what they used to be

RetailWire

New technology and the demand for contactless shopping are creating a revolution of sorts in the vending unit sector. While machines selling candy, chips and soda are still common, others are popping up that offer artisanal pizza, cannoli kits, hot bowls of ramen and prime cuts of beef. “It’s It’s touchless, it’s considered safe and it’s prepackaged so products haven’t been fondled and breathed on,” said Carla Balakgie, CEO of the National Automatic Merchandising Association.

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Missfresh Makes Sure Olympics Support Staff Never Goes Hungry with 24/7 Grocery Delivery

Retail TouchPoints

Chinese online fresh grocer Missfresh has launched special express delivery service and smart vending machines to help feed volunteers, logistics and support staff and security personnel at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

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Shopify POS vs. Vend POS – Which System is Right for Your Business?

ecomdash

Take a look at the pros and cons of Shopify POS vs Vend POS to help you determine if one is right for you. The post Shopify POS vs. Vend POS – Which System is Right for Your Business? Read more to find the best fit. Read more. appeared first on ecomdash. Blog Ecommerce Tips ecommerce ecommerce tips seller tips trending

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Does The Controversial ‘Bodega’ Brand Pose A Threat To Convenience Stores?

RTP blog

Marie Griffin, Managing Editor: Paul McDonald and Ashwath Rajan pulled off a great PR coup with stories in national media and a flash of social media posts, but their glorified vending machines are no threat to the neighborhood bodega. With that said, I’ve never really felt the need for this kind of vending service, especially when convenience stores are right around the corner for me (obviously I don’t speak for everyone here).

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Hudson slashes workforce in anticipation of second COVID-19 wave

RetailDive

Executives at the airport retailer don't expect travel to return to normal until 2023, and are turning to vending machines for sales in North America

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Technology trends in the retail industry for 2023

I Vend

At the start of a new year, we naturally look ahead at the trends that the next twelve months will bring. In retail, 2023 is set to still be a time of challenge and flux as the world recovers from the disruption of the pandemic.

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Alerts and alternatives – retail strategies to save the sale

I Vend

For the holiday season 2022, consumers look set to continue their love affair with ecommerce solutions and online shopping. But if they cannot buy the items they want, they’re liable to abandon the sales order.

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Returns Management – Use technology to boost customer satisfaction and reduce costs

I Vend

The holiday season is a time for shopping and gift giving – and the New Year is the time for…returns and product return management for retail businesses. Shoppers return goods all year of course, but the post-holiday weeks see an increase in items coming back to stores.

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What’s your retail strategy for mobile shoppers?

I Vend

Online shopping is here to stay – over half (56%) of US shoppers prefer online , and quarter of the entire global population has made at least one purchase online. A mobile retail strategy is critical to the success of retailers.

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How can a retail management system help retailers become efficient, save costs and make them ready for the holiday season

I Vend

One thing’s for certain about the 2022 holiday shopping season – it’ll be unlike any that we’ve seen for a while. For a start, it will be the first ‘unlocked’ festive season for three years.

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Promotions – a holiday gift for shopper and retailer

I Vend

Promotions are an essential part of any retailer’s marketing toolkit, and never more so than during the holiday season. They increase sales, build loyalty, and delight customers. They also deliver rapid results, complementing longer term brand building strategies.

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Retail technology evolves: From POS to omnichannel ecosystem

I Vend

iVend Retail Ecosystem Get the synergy flowing in your retail business. Learn more about iVend’s integrated retail technology platform. Read more Technology is an established essential in retail. A retail business without a point of sale system seems unthinkable.

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Retail data analytics – delivering insights for innovation

I Vend

With the immediate crisis response of covid now easing, retailers are able to turn their attention back to innovation. They’re switching from ‘survive’ mode to ‘thrive’ mode, and finding that the lessons they learned in the pandemic are invaluable.

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Leveraging your loyalty program to nurture a retail community

I Vend

The importance of community in retail has never been higher. Building a tribe of people who love your brand, and spread the word on your behalf can drive significant growth.

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Retail technology for building recession resilience

I Vend

For retailers who weathered the pandemic storm, the lull has been short-lived, and they’re now battening down the hatches again in the face of the next assault – the predicted global recession.

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Retail Customer experience & the impact of single pricing

I Vend

When shoppers in the UK realised that retail giant Marks and Spencer was charging different prices for goods bought in-store to those purchased through its online delivery arm, Ocado, there was anger and outrage.

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Unlocking sales potential with smart retail technology

I Vend

iVend Smart Retail Technology iVend’s retail technology helps to engage smart shoppers. Read how we’re helping to create smart retailers. Read more Today’s shoppers are smarter than ever. They research products online before they even set foot inside your retail store.

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The ethical retail experience – driving brand loyalty

I Vend

Brands are built on customer experience. In today’s post-pandemic world, sustainability in retail has become an essential part of the overall customer experience.

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Upselling & Cross-selling in retail and how a retail management solution can help

I Vend

Increasing customer lifetime value, driving up profitability and offering a personalised service that shoppers love – sounds like a retailer’s dream wish list. Which is why the twin strategies of cross sell up sell continue to be an essential element of a thriving retail business.

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Double bubble – the twin benefits of great retail technology

I Vend

Customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction are the two sides to the thriving retail business coin. Happy customers buy more, return more and tell others. Happy employees contribute to the bottom line of a retail business.

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Clear vision – omnichannel retailing for optical brands

I Vend

Optical retail is a large and growing global market. Around 75% of the world’s population use some form of vision correction – prescription glasses or lenses. Add to that the ever-growing demand for non-prescription sunglasses, and it’s not surprising that optical retail has grown to be a $114.95

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Retail Loyalty Program for increased customer lifetime value

I Vend

Increasing the lifetime value of your customers through customised retail loyalty programs For years retail strategy has been based on ‘right products, right place, right price’ and the focus for profit has been on increasing the average basket size.

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‘How do you want to pay?’ Why choice of payment types matters.

I Vend

Check out of a store – brick and mortar or digital – these days and chances are you’ll be offered a choice of payment types that would have blown your mind ten years ago.

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The height of fashion – the brick and mortar revival

I Vend

After two years of lockdowns and closed stores, restrictions seem to be over in many countries. Retailers are breathing massive sighs of relief and brick and mortar shops are busying once more.

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The five retail technology trends stores need to understand in 2022

I Vend

A new year is a time to look forward and think about what will shape the future, and in this, my first article of the year, I’ll be exploring the top five trends in retail technology for 2022. iVend Retail Management Suite iVend’s retail technology is delivering innovation in retail.

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Cloud retail solutions unlock the power of automation

I Vend

Doing more with less is nothing new in the world of retail. The pressure to continually evolve and improve is a way of life to those who operate retail stores.

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Returns Management is essential for a positive customer experience

I Vend

iVend Retail Management Suite iVend’s retail technology helps retailers in returns management. Check out our flexible POS, loyalty program and inventory visibility systems. Learn more After the crazy busyness of the holiday shopping season comes…the crazy busyness of the returns season.

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In-store customer experience – a top retail focus for 2021

I Vend

Retailers have never before had to be so agile and flexible, shifting their priorities as the industry changed shape before their eyes. Trends that were ‘bubbling under’ accelerated rapidly courtesy of COVID and retail looks very different to two years ago.

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The in-store retail experience – why it still matters

I Vend

The in-store retail experience – why it still matters The in-store customer retail experience is as important as ever – we explore why it matters and examine seven ways that retailers can enhance it. Open for business Retailers all around the world are re-opening their doors.

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What to Know About Choosing the Best Cloud-Based Management System

I Vend

By now, you know you need something more for your inventory management—pen and paper just aren’t going to cut it—but you still have questions about cloud-based inventory management software. What is it? How do you benefit from it? What are the best options to choose from?

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Many happy returns – how returns impact customer experience

I Vend

Online shopping has grown dramatically, with more of us choosing to shop from home and have our purchases delivered to the door. Ecommerce solutions have been a life-saver for the many retailers who had to shut the doors on their brick and mortar retail stores.

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Retail data analytics – delivering insights for innovation

I Vend

With the immediate crisis response of covid now easing, retailers are able to turn their attention back to innovation. They’re switching from ‘survive’ mode to ‘thrive’ mode, and finding that the lessons they learned in the pandemic are invaluable.

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