BTW Articles

24 Feb

Bibliotech: A Visit to the National Retail Federation’s 2020 Trade Show

Among the discoveries were retailer helpers in the form of robots, electronic shelf-talkers, smart lockers for after-hours pickups and returns, and unique security system features.

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27 Aug
Person playing Pokemon Go

Bibliotech: Augmented Reality Games Driving Gamers Into Public Spaces

With similar audiences, gameplay, and book tie-ins, Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Minecraft Earth offer retailers across the globe new opportunities to augment their bottom line.

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24 Jul

Technically Speaking: Roving and Mobile Point-of-Sale Systems

Director of ABA Technology Greg Galloway offers a look at how booksellers use mobile point-of-sale systems in their stores and offsite and talks with the various POS vendors who offer such systems.

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