An often challenge associated with introducing ATMs in developing nations is the population’s lack of literacy levels needed to successfully operate and complete transactions. To address this issue, the company NCR which specializes in transactional technology, has conceptualized an ATM that requires minimal input with fingerprint detection as a mode of authorization and select buttons preset to various denominations. Named as Pillar, the machine provides a simplified, more accessible banking experience by eliminating the complexity associated with a typical ATM and stripping it down to the bare minimum.
South Korea’s virtual supermarket has been receiving a lot of traction for redefining how customers make their grocery purchases. Home Plus, a localized rebranded version of UK-based chain Tesco, has set up wall installations in the country’s busiest subway stations allowing commuters to see real-size grocery shelves packed with goods much like what you would see on an actual store. People can make purchases by capturing the QR code attached to each product through their smartphones. The captured products are then added to the person’s shopping list which is then processed on an online store for transaction and delivery.
Its novelty is definitely sparking a lot of interest and it is arguably a viable alternative to online shopping (or grocery shopping for that matter). Online sales have reportedly increased by 130 percent, and the number of registered users by 76 percent. It would be interesting to see how North American brands will adopt this concept and derive new innovative models of e-shopping that caters to the busy urban lifestyle.
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