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SOURCE: Mercator Advisory Group
New Mercator Advisory Group research examines the market for self-checkout terminals.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 16, 2013
The customer checkout process is a high priority for merchants in part because it affects the customer's shopping experience. The merchant does not want the customer's final interaction during shopping to be unpleasant.
Merchants invest significant time and money to optimize the checkout process and ensure that it is expedient and secure and offers sufficient customer service to leave the customer with a positive impression. Increasingly, retailers are finding this can be accomplished with self-checkout terminals.
Mercator Advisory Group's new report, Self-Checkout Retail Terminals: Benefits, Detriments, and Opportunities, analyzes the inherent positive and negative aspects of self-checkout solutions and determines which merchants have the most to gain by adopting them. The report also details the current market for self-checkout terminals, including profiles of current products from the four largest solution manufacturers, and provides an outlook for how technological developments will affect self-checkout in the future.
"The benefit of self-checkout terminals to both merchants and consumers has led to a rapid increase in the number of such terminals," says Dave Kaminsky, senior analyst in Mercator Advisory Group's Emerging Technologies Service and author of the report. "The technology is young, still growing and improving quickly. That growth, paired with the developments in the payments ecosystem surrounding it, will lead to sustained increase in demand over the next few years."
Highlights of the report include:
This report is 21 pages long with one exhibit.
Companies mentioned in the report include: AisleBuyer, Fujitsu, IBM, JCPenney, NCR, Price Chopper, QThru, Toshiba, Walmart, and Wincor Nixdorf.
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Mercator Advisory Group is the leading, independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal PaymentsJournal.com.
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