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21 Point-of-Sale Innovations

From Digital Tip Jars to Biometric Buying Systems

— August 30, 2014 — Tech
When it comes to point-of-sale innovation, the number of ways that we're seeing new technologies seamlessly integrated is astonishing; from wearables to NFC, shopping has gone digital to the delight of consumers on a worldwide basis. As the shift towards more economical ways of keep track of purchases, point-of-sale innovations are placing simplicity front and center, but also ensuring the experience is as fun as possible.

The rise of eCommerce has lead to a shift in the real life buying habits of shoppers; while they might want something now, they could be more likely to hold off to get it online at a better price. As such, retailers are scrambling to incorporate point-of-sale innovations that are putting consumers back in the mood to buy.
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Wrist-Replacing Wallets
Wrist-Replacing Wallets
The Pulse Wallet That Launched at CES 2014 Uses Palm Readings as Payment
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Digital Tip Jars
Digital Tip Jars
Tipping has Become Easier With Digital Tipping
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Startup Tablet Giveaways
Startup Tablet Giveaways
GoPago is Offering Merchants a Free Motorola Xyboard For Using Its App
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Biometric Buying Systems
Biometric Buying Systems
This New Payment System Lets You Buy Things with Your Face
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Interactive Register Tablet Stands
Interactive Register Tablet Stands
The 'Stand' iPad Register Makes Business Transactions Simpler
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Wearable Coffee Payments
Wearable Coffee Payments
Wearbucks is a Wearable Way to Pay for Coffee at Starbucks
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Vein-Scanning Payment Systems
Vein-Scanning Payment Systems
The Quixter Vein Scanner Reads the Unique Patterns on Your Palm
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Crossover Wallet Apps
Crossover Wallet Apps
Starbucks' Mobile Payment May Soon Let You Make Other Purchases with Its App
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Suave Payment Suits
Suave Payment Suits
The Power Suit Lets You Pay with the Wave of a Hand
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Palm Print-Scanning ATMs
Palm Print-Scanning ATMs
The New Chase Bank Electronic Banking Kiosks Could Use Biometric Scanning
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Tablet Payment Processors
Tablet Payment Processors
PayWare Mobile Enterprise for Tablets Lets You Pay With Your iPad
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Digital Price Tags
Digital Price Tags
Self-Updating BitTag by Samuel Cox Shows Value of Goods in BitCoin
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Emotion-Scanning Checkout Tablets
Emotion-Scanning Checkout Tablets
The Simplate Platform Customizes Deals by Scanning Faces
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Vein-Scanning Checkout Systems
Vein-Scanning Checkout Systems
The Fujitsu PulseWallet Lets You Pay Using Your Palm
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Phone-Tapping Payments
Phone-Tapping Payments
Bump Pay Allows You to Transfer Money to a Friend with a Tap of the Phones
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Tablet Retail Integrations
Tablet Retail Integrations
As Prices Fall, iPad Cash Registers Become More Common
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Instant Shopping Scanner Apps
Instant Shopping Scanner Apps
The Powatag App Lets Users Buy Items Wherever They Are
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Wearable Wrist Payments
Wearable Wrist Payments
Barclaycard's Contactless Payment bPay Bands Will Reduce Cash Transactions
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Touchscreen Tabletop Menus
Touchscreen Tabletop Menus
Order Food Conveniently From Your Seat with Draqie Interactive Table
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Touchscreen Credit Cards
Touchscreen Credit Cards
The MasterCard Display Card Allows People to Create One-Time Passwords
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Dynamic Payment Option Cards
Dynamic Payment Option Cards
This All-In-One Card Lets Users Pay However They Want with One Swipe
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