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Steve Methvin, Vp Of Ecommerce And Retail Technology, Bozzuto’s
Is the Pinpad ‘just a cost of doing business? Our food retailers view them as one of the most important technology touch points in the shopper experience” our leaders in local food retail are looking carefully into these tools and processes to find insight and investment opportunities – the local food market owner is quickly embracing new trends and services on nimble platforms that can update and change within minutes because ignoring these changes may leave a location with few choices to adapt or update. Our forward-thinking retailers challenge us as their technology team to address these three soft trends.1. Which Payment improvement provides the most value to revenue? 2. What is the impact of Payment transaction type on margin? 3. Which cost within a payment transaction is increasing the most? Adding Value to the Revenue Stream We recently supported a retailer introduce a mobile wallet app to reach consumers through payment, following in the footsteps of many others, including McDonald’s and Dunkin, in terms of tokenizing payment. Another retailer choose to use QR codes which means they do not have to buy new hardware for their POS system and can instead integrate the technology into an existing system. It also means that all customers who have camera capabilities on their phone can use the service and both will also be able to integrate loyalty and offers into the current system. The mobile payment platform was less about the payment and more about establishing a direct communication channel with their customer to improve the frequency of visits. More revenue without a rip and replace hardware strategy for the business owner enables income value from an innovative payment solution. Impacting margin Over the last several years, technology has allowed guests to be recognized at the beginning of a transaction and remind a customer of previous orders and loyalty status. We faced many decisions about the best promotion strategy or pricing reduction and our recent contact-free payment platform exposed new data that showed customers wanted to be able to see their past orders and quickly re-order the same items from a recent order–skipping the shopping list or starting a new list from scratch. This trend substantially reduces order time and enhances a customer experience. This transaction flow introduced a “bounce rate” metric to our retail forecasting – how often will a busy shopper tell the retailer to repeat the last order? The tools to help customers rebuild a shopping list each week need to be reviewed in the light of new transaction technologies like PopID, Apple pay, and Square. The process fee is only a part of the total profitability of within our transactions. Customers will use their phones on our apps to start and finish transactions-whether at lanes, payment terminals, or any unique location preferred by your best and most profitable shoppers. Some Transaction systems support these analytic platforms and enable profit making investments to become margin makers–find them and compare the data.
Technology Influences The Balance Between Store (Paid) And Customer (Free) Labor In The Transaction Processes
We change with our customers, are spending more time shop keeping, less time collecting payment–and we won’t wait in line behind Amazon and Walmart to see what is next!