Starbucks is just about ready to cement its place as king of the coffee shops when it rolls out mobile app ordering tomorrow ( 1st October) I will soon be able to order a Starbucks coffee and let them know when I am ready to collect it. Details after the read more below
I have discovered a wonderful secret when it comes to retail innovation. I have found a treasure trove of innovation from a platform that I will be covering and sharing more about in my blog. Of course, in addition to the other regular cool innovations that I find ( or prototype). Despite the fact that the companies on the platform are smaller than the top-tier commerce sites, their innovations are many and given the right spotlight, I am sure will teach the larger sites a thing or 2 or 3.. Here goes the first one.. and its mind blowingly good.
I was delighted to be invited by the simply brilliant BBC Radio’s Mark Forest Show to debate those fantastic( or horrid) self-checkout machines and we ended up revolutionizing Grocery shopping..maybe..
Cancer Research, the massive UK charity, have done a world first and taken the contactless revolution to the next step by accepting contactless payment donations via their shop window.
Asda is one of those companies with a unique opportunity when it comes to digital. When it comes to their Asda George Kiosk, they have done a great job to digitize the collection process for their click and collect service from the website. Unfortunately they didn’t go far enough, which has produced a somewhat chaotic result. Hopefully this is a great example for others considering what their MVP product should consist of.
L’oreal have released a new amazing app that replicates the in-store makeup counter using an iPhone. They have been so pleased with the success that they are rolling the app out into their cosmetics counters to digitize the in-store makeup shopping experience.
Now that the dust has settled on Apple’s launch of its stellar payment service in the US of A. Here are the best video summaries of what it does and how to use it.
Continue reading “The best video summaries of the Apple Pay launch”
Following on from some of my previous posts, I was asked a really startling question that made me think hard. (Thanks Chris!) Why does anyone actually need a kiosk?… Isn’t it just technology for technologies sake?
My opinion is that kiosks are amazingly powerful and valuable but only work in the certain situations and only if they have been executed to perfection.
Tesco seem to be getting ready to show their hand when it comes to creating a mobile digital wallet/loyalty combination. Continue reading “Tesco trialling Digital Mobile Wallet for in store payment”
McDonalds have been really quiet for a while on the innovation front, but they have finally shown their colours in Australia when it comes to rolling out unique in-store technology in the form of their new “Gourmet Burger” order Touch Screen