Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) technology is a gamechanger for retail businesses, enabling employees to use mobile scanning devices to complete customer purchases anywhere in the store. Not only does this approach create more flexible shopping experiences for customers, but it also helps to reduce in-store staff levels—which can dramatically improve the cost-effectiveness your POS system over time. Traditionally, a major downside of mobile POS is that it requires retailers to buy...

As retail technology improves, consumers' expectations for faster and more flexible shopping experiences is intensifying. Today’s shoppers don’t want to waste their time in checkout lines. And in the wake of the e-commerce revolution, any brick-and-mortar store without self-checkout capabilities is at a major disadvantage. Luckily, thanks to innovations in mobile computer vision, your retail enterprise can enable consumers using their own smart devices to self-checkout easily and efficiently. At Scandit,...

In the age of e-commerce giants like Amazon and eBay, many retail brands struggle to provide customized, innovative shopping experiences for customers. Today’s shoppers expect fast and seamless ordering processes—which is why brick-and-mortar retailers across the world are turning to solutions featuring augmented reality (AR). By enhancing your mobile shopping app with augmented reality capabilities, you can dramatically improve shopping experiences and compel customers to purchase items more frequently. Read...

Self-scanning has revolutionized the way customers interact with brick-and-mortar stores. This innovative retail technology enables shoppers to scan their own purchases, eliminating long checkout lines and creating more flexible shopping experiences on the whole. And now that most customers bring their favorite smart devices along on shopping trips, retailers can leverage mobile self-scanning apps to make self-checkout even faster, easier and more profitable. Self-checkout solutions provide opportunities to increase efficiency and...

Mobile technology has had an earth-shaking impact on the retail landscape, arming retailers with cost-effective tools to refine customer experiences and business operations. For example, mobile barcode scanning makes it possible for retailers to abandon traditional barcode scanners in favor of low-cost, easy-to-use smart devices—bringing optimal efficiency to retail locations, distribution centers and warehouses alike. But despite their numerous benefits, mobile data capture solutions can be challenging to implement into...

In today’s age of e-commerce titans, many big box and department stores are struggling to keep pace. Thankfully, recent consumer insights have revealed a powerful advantage brick-and-mortar stores can use to gain a competitive edge over e-commerce brands and encourage superior business outcomes—in-person engagement. When harnessed correctly, in-person engagement can help your enterprise develop stronger, more profitable relationships with shoppers by driving customer loyalty and satisfaction. At Scandit, we produce...

Given the challenges that e-commerce-only enterprises present, retailers are looking for new ways to blend the digital and physical worlds and improve the in-store shopping experience. Self-checkout and mobile point of sale (mPOS) processes are two areas where retailers can deliver a better experience by creating more robust mobile shopping apps. The newest version of the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK now offers a QR Code Generator which can be used for...

Augmented reality (AR) is redefining the retail industry. This innovative technology makes it possible for retailers to augment real-world shopping environments with computer-generated assets, bringing clarity, efficiency and convenience to shoppers and employees alike. Considering the great promise that AR shows, it’s no surprise that Amazon is leveraging it to improve shopping experiences for customers. At Scandit, we take pride in providing today’s retailers with the resources and support they need...