2021 Cannabis Industry Predictions

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As legalization expands to new regions and more products hit the market, the cannabis industry is booming. In a market that seems to experience major updates every week, what cannabis industry predictions are there for 2021? Read on to review what happened in the market last year and to expect to see this year. The […]

6 Post-Pandemic Kiosk Business Ideas

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For years now the self-service kiosk market has been growing but undoubtedly the COVID-19 pandemic skyrocketed its growth even further. According to Technavio Research, the self-service kiosk market grew 3.55% in 2020 alone, and it’s expected to grow by $2.29 billion USD during 2020-2024. As the world begins to recover from the unprecedented pandemic, you […]

5 Tips for a Buy-Online-Pickup-in-Store (BOPIS) Strategy

Buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS) is a hot retail trend that’s here to stay. In fact, according to a Signifyd study of 250 decision makers at retail companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue, 44% viewed BOPIS as a competitive necessity.  Another 38% said BOPIS was key to bringing shoppers into the store, […]

Star Micronics and Tikt Team Up to Create a Contactless Restaurant Experience

Tikt by retailcloud creates a contactless customer experience for restaurants with the help of Star Micronics printers Somerset, NJ – March 4, 2021 – Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies is proud to announce that retailcloud has added support for Star’s mC-Print3 for their new Tikt […]

4 Self-Service Market Predictions in 2021

As businesses and consumers become more aware of and more familiar with what is needed to continue doing business in the new normal, a brighter light is emerging at the end of the tunnel in terms of the coronavirus pandemic – vaccines are becoming more available and the processes needed to get them into people’s […]

Restaurant Guide: How to Offer Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup is here, and it is here to stay. In fact, according to Technomic’s 2020 Delivery and Takeout Consumer Trend Report, 66% of consumers anticipate continuing to use curbside pickup after dine-in services resume. Simply put, if you haven’t started offering curbside pickup, now is the time to do so, and we’re here to […]

The Restaurant of the Future: What it Looks Like and Why It’s Successful

As the new year begins, restaurateurs and their loyal customers wonder what the restaurant of the future will look like as the industry continues to adapt to changes brought on by the ongoing pandemic. Shifting consumer trends and attitudes have changed the trajectory of the industry in mere months. The world is in the middle […]

Technology for Retail Stores: What’s New in 2021

Needless to say, the retail industry faced monumental changes during 2020. Many brick-and-mortar locations closed their doors, and omnichannel retailing and health and safety quickly became the focus of the industry. As we enter 2021 and the world continues to slowly reopen and move further into the “new normal,” what technology for retail stores can […]

4 Reasons Why It’s a Great Time to Open a Retail Store

Nearly one year ago, no one was sure how the new COVID-19 pandemic would impact retail. Seemingly quickly, shops closed their physical doors and the country began to stay at home. Over the months to follow trends emerged and the market changed in ways that now make it an enticing time to start a business. […]