Vending Insight 42

Digital Policies: Why the Future of the IoT Depends On Them

Digital Policies: Why the Future of the IoT Depends On Them (CMS Wire)

‘There will be approximately 20.4 billion connected devices by 2020. About 8.4 billion of those devices will be consumer products: wearables, smart TVs, smart lightbulbs, etc. Add in intelligent electric meters, manufacturing equipment that sends you an alert that a problem is developing, logistics systems that guide trucks to the least-congested routes, and I think we’ll get to a place where it will seem strange if something isn’t connected.’ Kristina Podnar writes, HERE

Digital Policies
Kwikpay’s Neeraj Bhatia

Now Vending Operators an Appyfy Their Businesses with Kwikpay (Planet Vending)

The vending unattended retail industry might be late to join the the ‘smart’ bandwagon but with Kwikpay, operators can now ‘appyfy’ their businesses and enjoy the numerous benefits of Digital Policies. Get the full story, HERE.

The 4 Essentials Of An Email Remarketing Campaign (Business To Community.com)
Remarketing is the process of reaching out to users that have browsed, purchased, or abandoned on-site and getting them to return and complete a purchase. There’s an interesting take on it, HERE
Impinj Ships Two-Millionth RAIN RFID Connectivity Device (Global Banking & Finance Review)

Still think connectivity is something ‘new’? Here’s a company that has shipped 2m devices already. It ain’t going away, so check out this connectivity story, HERE

Digital Policies

6 Key Connectivity Requirements of Autonomous Driving (Spectrum)

Never mind connecting your coffee machine, here’s how close the boffins are to delivering a practical car that drives itself. Will you enjoy the benfits of a car with no steering wheel in your lifetime? The runes say ‘probably’. HERE

IoT Analytics Guide: What To Expect From Internet Of Things Data (Network World)

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is having a big impact on lots of areas within enterprise IT, and data analytics is one of them. Get under the skin of the subject, HERE.

Digital PoliciesIs IoT The Next Big Thing And Are We Ready For It? (Livemint.com)

Jurgen Hase writes: ‘Consider what connected devices can do. Our alarm clock that rings at 5am will alert our coffee machine to start brewing coffee. Or our office vending machine will know when it was running low and automatically restock itself. On a broader note, the Internet of Things (IoT) can help improve the efficiency of things, thus refining the way we work and live.’ The next big thing, or the now bog thing? Form your opinion, HERE

How To Build Brand Loyalty In The Age Of ‘Hyper Personalisation’ (Marketing Tech)

Consumers have more power over brands than ever before. Social media gives them the ability to openly scrutinise or share their great experiences directly with a mass audience, while online shopping means brands are in an ongoing battle to cut prices, hold user attention, deliver products quickly and ultimately stay relevant to keep consumers loyal. Maximise you own offer, HERE

Digital Policies

Recommendation Engine Market: Comprehensive Analysis, Opportunities, Classifications, Applications & Expert Opinions (Trademarket Research)

If the rest of the links haven’t stretched the old grey matter, try this for size. It’s about the software that analyzes available data to make suggestions for something that a website user might be interested in, such as a book, a video or a job, among other possibilities. You’ve been warned, it’s HERE

Abercrombie & Fitch Embraces Omnichannel To Save Their Struggling Company (Forbes)

Abercrombie & Fitch has struggled. Investments in supply chain agility and Omni-channel are a key part of their turnaround strategy. Find out how they used the technology, HERE

About the author

The Editor

Planet Vending’s Editor is Ian Reynolds-Young and it’s Ian’s unique writing talent that has made PV what it is today – the best read (red) vending blog in the world, and vending’s best read (reed). Ian ‘tripped and fell into vending’, in the capacity of PR executive, before launching a specialist agency, ‘reynoldscopy’, dedicated to the UK Vending business. The company continues to represent the interests of many of the sector’s leading brands.

‘It’s all about telling stories’, he says. ‘We want to make every visit to PV a rewarding experience. By celebrating the achievements of the UK’s operating companies, we’re on a mission to debunk the idea that vending is retailing’s poor relation.’

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