Biometric Retail

Retailers turn to biological cues to deliver a faster, hyper-personal experience

Implications - While the notion of biometric technology is nothing new, the incorporation of it in the retail environment is helping to shape the experience to be both hyper-personalized as well as effectively more secure for customers and retailers alike. Focusing on the perks to get consumers excited, retailers are experiencing a surge of support for biometric software that delivers a more organic and genuine experience than what has been seen prior.
SCORE: 5.9
Warm Top 6 Examples: 23,715 Total Clicks Oct 13 - Sep 15
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Facial Recognition Snack Machines - This Facial Recognition Vending Machine Personalizes Purchases
SCORE: 6.5
Hot 17,106 Clicks Pub: Oct 17, 13
Facial Recognition Snack Machines
This Facial Recognition Vending Machine Personalizes Purchases
The Sap Hana-powered facial recognition vending machine not only remembers returning customers, but is also capable of recommending personalized purchases. The smart vending machine has a... [More]
Face Recognition Payment Tools - Alibaba's 'Smile To Pay' Lets You Pay Via Face Scan
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Warm 1,945 Clicks Pub: Mar 16, 15
Face Recognition Payment Tools
Alibaba's 'Smile To Pay' Lets You Pay Via Face Scan
Smile To Pay is an innovative new payment service, being tested by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, that uses facial recognition technology to verify payers’ identities. Currently in beta... [More]
Smile-Activated Candy Dispensers - Hershey's Interactive 'Smile Sampler' Trades a Grin for a Treat
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 1,807 Clicks Pub: Sep 5, 15
Smile-Activated Candy Dispensers
Hershey's Interactive 'Smile Sampler' Trades a Grin for a Treat
In partnership with Wild Blue Technologies and Affectiva, Hershey created an interactive candy dispenser sampling machine. Rather than requiring a brand representative run the kiosk and manually... [More]
Vein-Scanning Payment Systems - The Quixter Vein Scanner Reads the Unique Patterns on Your Palm
SCORE: 5.7
Warm 1,360 Clicks Pub: Apr 22, 14
Vein-Scanning Payment Systems
The Quixter Vein Scanner Reads the Unique Patterns on Your Palm
Although “vein scanning” might sound pretty intimidating, biometric identification systems are becoming more widely accepted as secure and alternative ways to pay. This vein scanner was... [More]
Biometric Lunch Payments - A Pennsylvania School Offers Free Lunches in Exchange for Fingerprints
SCORE: 5.9
Mild 324 Clicks Pub: Sep 8, 15
Biometric Lunch Payments
A Pennsylvania School Offers Free Lunches in Exchange for Fingerprints
The Pennsylvania school recently announced that it was introducing a biometric lunch payment option for its students. Rather than using traditional payment methods like cash, credit or Interac, the... [More]
Biometric Store Payments - This Chinese Grocery Store Features a Unique 'Face Pay' System
SCORE: 3.8
Mild 1,173 Clicks Pub: Jan 30, 15
Biometric Store Payments
This Chinese Grocery Store Features a Unique 'Face Pay' System
Instead of rifling through your bag or pockets to find a wallet, 100% Genuine Imported Foods Chain Stores in China are now implementing a system called Face Pay that lets you make a payment by... [More]