A study by Retail Info Systems (RIS) reveals that over half of merchants are in the process of deploying new retail technology in stores – 28 percent of merchants are already testing out tablets and another 31 percent are planning to carry out trials this year.
“The feedback from the retailers surveyed for this study reflects the growing interest we’ve seen over the last 12 months in deploying our store merchandising software on tablets,” said Dan Wittner, COO of RBM Technologies, which that co-sponsored the study. “Tablets designed specifically for the enterprise are bringing operations to the store floor in order to ensure all locations are performing exactly as they were designed to.”
According the survey, merchants said that they are testing out tablets as a way to have additional sales floor support, enhance the in-store experience for customers, increase comp-store sales and have access to mobile enterprise apps.
Businesses that outfit stores with tablets can also look forward to increased productivity, reduced out-of-stocks, and greater payment flexibility for customers, according to The Point of Sale News. With mobile credit card processing equipment, retailers can complete transactions in the aisle with a customer where they will be able to offer product descriptions instead of being limited to a stationary credit card terminal at the front of the store.Back To Blog