We’ve been talking a lot about how the world of mobile payments has been expanding lately, and today we’re going to continue the discussion. Our mobile payments series started off by taking a look at the evolution of point-of-sale and self-checkout solutions, and now we’re going to check out what’s happening with mobile “wallets.” In a far distant past few of us remember, cash was the primary means of transaction in...

As the summer comes to a close, we’re excited to jump right back into an exciting fall events season. We’ll be posting photos and highlights from the road, and you can stay up to date with where we are and what we’re up to by following our Twitter feed. We hope to see you out there! Check us out at these upcoming events:   Monday September 10th to Wednesday September 12th - Shop.org Annual...

Howdy! Back in May we introduced Haiku Friday, a fun way to kick off your Friday with a barcode-themed Haiku. Since then we’ve delighting in creating and tweeting dozens of Haiku’s, and we wanted to invite you to join in! Today we have  a couple of especially clever guest Haikode’s written by our blog readers to share:   On May 24th, Lance wrote: Lone Marsh grocery JuicyFruit at the checkout History is made   On June 16th, James wrote: How...

Today we’re going to chat about a special kind of 2D barcode known as the Datamatrix code. Datamatrix codes are 2D barcodes which consist of black and white cells assembled into a square, much like a QR code. These codes have a very small footprint, which makes them ideal for logistics and operations solutions where small products have limited whitespace. To add perspective, the US Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) recommends that...

Today we’re excited to release a new case study  which takes a look at the integration of our Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK  into the popular Cor.kz Wine Info app! Cor.kz recognized that there was a need for a quality wine information app for iPhone, and made it their mission to create a simple but powerful tool which could be appreciated by novices and connoisseurs alike. In order to help users quickly...

In our last post on mobile payments, we talked about how smartphone-based self-checkout solutions are changing the way we shop. Today we’re going to look at how mobile point-of-sale (POS) systems are disrupting the payments space.   By creating a product that turns any mobile device into a POS system, companies like Square, Intuit or LevelUp have drastically disrupted the POS market causing a plummet in payment fees.  The drop in costs...

Today we’re going to talk about mobile self-checkout systems, and how they’re going to affect the way we shop. Most of us are used to the self-checkout kiosks seen at grocery stores. These bulky units have reduced the time it takes to shop by providing customers with the option to interact with a machine rather than a person. Recent studies demonstrate that half of shoppers are choosing this method over that...

We’re excited to present a new blog series which will take a dive into the world of mobile payments, examining the self-checkout, point-of-sale, and digital wallet solutions are presenting themselves in the marketplace. Here’s a quick overview of what’s to come:   Mobile Self-Checkout Solutions Our first post will examine existing and up-and-coming mobile self-checkout solutions, and how these new systems will transform the way we shop.  Existing self-checkout solutions that are common...