[Ian Steyn] The use of multiple terminals at till points leads to inefficiency, lack of productivity and affects retailer profits. Wasted cashier time and longer queues are just the start of the challenges, for multiple standalone terminals puts retailers at much greater risk of mistakes and fraud. The solution is integrating all those services into the point of sale.
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Using an interactive touch screen kiosk can be a fast, helpful, integrated and informative experience, Frank Nunan of the Kiosk Shop, told delegates currently attending the JusTTouchIT two-day conference in Midrand, Johannesburg.
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] There are just over 1000 interactive kiosks in South Africa's retail sector, compared to between 50 000 and 100 000 in the US where they were introduced some 15-20 years ago, it was revealed last week. Therefore, a conference aimed at emphasising the vital role of interactive kiosks is due to take place in Johannesburg this year.
[ActivRetail] Betsy Treinen, the Director of Strategy and Client Services at Catalyst Studios, has confirmed her attendance as a guest speaker at the Retail Advertising Conference, RAC Lite, next week. Her eight-year hold of the Target brand relationship saw the bulls eye soar from being barely-on-the-map, to one of the most recognisable icons in the United States.