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What is Frictionless Checkout?

CSD - May 02, 2019

Retailers are scrambling to reduce friction for consumers in the checkout process in response to Amazon Go's entrance into the…

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Amazon Go Debuts First Store to Accept Cash

CS News - May 07, 2019

While customers typically enter Amazon Go stores by scanning a QR code on the mobile app, employees at the New York store will swipe in those who intend to pay by cash at the entrance turnstile.

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What is Frictionless Checkout?

CSD - May 02, 2019

Retailers are scrambling to reduce friction for consumers in the checkout process in response to Amazon Go's entrance into the market.

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7-Eleven Begins Beer Delivery

CSP - May 01, 2019

7-Eleven Inc. has established beer delivery service in 18 markets across the United States. The convenience-store retailer has added The Beer Necessities section to its 7Now delivery app, which launched in August 2018.

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The Golden Rules for Mastering Social Media Engagement

CS News - April 22, 2019

Capturing the attention of customers in today’s digital world is not easy. Email inboxes are overflowing, the number of apps on a person’s cell phone continue to grow, and brands have just seconds to grab a customer’s attention on social media.

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Welcome To The New C-Store Innovation Game

Pymnts - April 09, 2019

Retail innovation labs – incubators or tech hubs – aren’t confined to operations run by the likes of Amazon or Walmart. A new lab store from 7-Eleven underscores the innovation wave that is taking place in the convenience store sector of retail – a sector ripe for change, disruption and growth.

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The Mixed State Of The U.S. Convenience Store

Pymnts - April 02, 2019

The latest set of industry figures is out from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), and the report paints a mixed portrait of the status of quick stop shops in the U.S.

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Four Frictionless Shopping Tools C-stores Can Use to Boost the Bottom Line

CS News - April 01, 2019

Advancements in mobile devices have paved the way for the current innovation around the way consumers shop and pay.

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Why Brick-And-Mortar Merchants Are Tapping into Unattended Retail

Pymnts - March 25, 2019

To help meet customer expectations in the digital age, retailers have to know who their shoppers are and what they want. While digital retailers already have this information about consumers, brick-and-mortar retailers don’t have this in-depth knowledge. New digital innovations, however, provide the promise of offering valuable customer data to merchants.

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Domino's Adds In-Car Ordering Via Touchscreen

AdvertisingAge - March 25, 2019

The pizza chain on Monday announced a partnership with automotive commerce platform Xevo Market to create an app that lives on the infotainment touchscreens of connected cars. It will allow consumers to tap a few selections to order a Domino's pizza for pick-up at their nearest store or for home delivery while they're driving.

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Six of the Most Innovative Current and Upcoming Connected Car Features

CBT - March 19, 2019

The days of just using your car to get from Point A to Point B are over. Today, cars are not only collections of gears and steel, but they are also becoming as technologically innovative and connected as the average smartphone.

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