March 15th, 2020
By Jeff Adair, Editor

Learn More About the Latest Developments in Biometrics For 2020

2020 has been an exciting year for the advancement of biometric technology around the world. As this technology becomes more commonplace it’s vital that every business owner who owns a micro market or vending route understands biometrics and how this technology may come into play in their business in the years to come. 

In this article, we will dig deeper into what’s happening in biometrics including the challenges that this technology faces as it becomes more commonplace around the world.

What Are the Latest Biometrics Trends?

Mobile Biometric Technology  – With more people accepting and preferring biometrics in 2020 it’s also becoming increasingly likely that we’re going to see mobile biometric technology in use worldwide. 

GS1 US Study Shows   Most Major Retailers Are Moving from Traditional Bar Codes To 21st Century Bar Codes.

When the UPC barcode was invented by Norman Woodland, and Bernard Silver, it was an idea that was based on Morse Code. After years of development, the UPC barcode was put into use in the early 1970s, when a 10 pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum was purchased at a supermarket in Ohio.

Fast forward to 2020, and the UPC barcode has become obsolete thanks to smartphones and the Internet which enable today’s consumers to scan QR codes from their phones and look up items while they are in the store.

Now that consumers can make more informed buying decisions with their smartphones, companies around the world are switching from traditional 2D UPC bar codes to smart bar codes. These enhance the buying experience and enable consumers to learn more about a product before purchasing it.

Micro markets are becoming more common around the world but it can sometimes be challenging setting one up in a building that has limited space, or few check out points. Thankfully, this is where the new 365 Retail Markets  PicoCooler  comes into play.

With the PicoCooler, all of the old problems that tapped into a micro market business owner‘s bottom line are quickly becoming a thing of the past. When a business owner uses the PicoCooler, they will have the ability to offer consumers so much more including a variety of payment options since the average consumer can pay at a PicoCooler with their Apple Pay, 365Pay app, debit card, Google Pay or credit card.

More Counter Space Than Traditional Micro Markets
Older micro markets typically have a major problem with lack of space, especially if the micro market has a cooler that offers fresh products. Thankfully, with the PicoCooler, the countertop to the market is part of the cooler itself so a lack of counter space becomes a thing of the past.

In 2020, most consumers can buy just about anything that they need from vending machines so it makes sense for them to also have the ability to buy tablets, computer mice, and other products directly from a vending machine as well.

Thanks to the latest IVM vending machines , consumers can now purchase the computer supplies that they need from a vending machine without having to drive to a computer store nearby.

Saves Time and Improves Efficiency

IVM vending machines are particularly handy if placed in large corporations that have over 100,000 employees because they make it easy for employees to get the products that they need while staying on campus. These vending machines also relive the strain on IT departments and free up IT employee‘s time so they can focus on service–orientated tasks.   

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