Epson America Inc., a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale solutions, announced that MobileBytes, a key provider of restaurant mobile POS applications, has added the Epson TM-L90 Plus Thermal Label printer to its lineup of previously certified Epson POS printers for its cloud-based restaurant POS management platform. The functionality of MobileBytes’ platform combined with Epson’s POS printers helps address common problems in the restaurant industry such as order mix-ups, long wait times and connectivity issues.
Shoptelligence announced the launch of its AI-powered Interactive Ensembles technology for apparel and furniture retailers. The SaaS offering has proven to increase average order value by 66 percent across initial deployments – enabling retailers to merchandise their entire catalog at scale and maximize every customer interaction across channels.
Paytronix Systems Inc. announced that Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh has gone live with the new Paytronix-branded apps, which include native online ordering, a self-service content management system and a new UI/UX. Seamlessly integrating the Paytronix Rewards platform with Olo online ordering, the apps will help Garbanzo get closer to its goal of driving more than 50 percent of transactions through the Garbanzo V.I.B. Rewards program.
Stripe unveiled Stripe Terminal, a new product that allows online businesses and platforms to accept in-person payments with Stripe. While Stripe is known for powering internet companies such as Postmates, Salesforce and Zillow, Stripe Terminal extends Stripe’s infrastructure to the physical world. Now developers can build custom payments experiences for in-person transactions much like they would for online purchases.
CITCON, a leading cross-border mobile payment company in North America, announced a partnership with GK Software, a global leader in omnichannel retail. Through the partnership, GK’s North American customers will be able to immediately connect and accept payments from over one billion users of Alipay and WeChat Pay, the preferred payment options for Chinese consumers.
US Foods Holding Corp. is introducing CHEF’STORE, a new 50,000-square-foot wholesale shopping destination to support Charleston’s thriving culinary scene. This is the third CHEF’STORE in the Carolinas from national foodservice distributor US Foods. Designed as a one-stop shop for restaurant operators and food industry professionals, the store features an assortment of more than 5,000 food products including fresh meat, seafood and produce, as well as restaurant-grade equipment and other supplies.
Grupo Boticário, a global leader in the cosmetics industry with 4,000 points of sale in Brazil and a presence in 12 other countries, is teaming with SAP and SAP Ariba to build a connected and intelligent supply chain. Leveraging solutions from SAP Ariba, Grupo Boticário has created a simple, digital process through which it can efficiently manage and collaborate across the entire source-to-settle in a simple, smart and integrated way.
Macy’s Inc. announced that the company is highlighting advanced technology to enhance the omnichannel customer experience. Across the enterprise, new features are being introduced to make the Macy’s customer journey more convenient, efficient and fun, including both virtual reality and augmented reality furniture and beauty experiences that enable customers to discover product and make more informed buying decisions.