Ecommerce allows firms to sell direct, controlling the entire customer experience and collecting valuable information about who is buying their products. Selling through a retail channel rather than direct makes the customer experience unpredictable and makes durable, intensive customer relationships difficult to build. This is a particular concern for products that are typically sold through retail distribution yet require nuanced customer engagement.
Consumers are quickly becoming less and less reliant on carrying physical cash. With debit cards, credit cards, and now even more secure mobile payment solutions approaching universal acceptance, consumers can shop, run errands and navigate day-to-day life without cash. For many, this shift has simplified life, but for organizations like The Salvation Army that are heavily reliant on spontaneous in-person donations, our increasingly cashless society has proved problematic. To adapt to this cashless world in the 2019 holiday season, The Salvation Army worked with both ClearScale and GoToTags to develop a seamless, intuitive mobile payment solution.
After closing museum doors for an extensive 3 year renovation project, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian design museum, located in the Carnegie Mansion in New York City, reopened December 2014 with an exciting NFC project used to engage visitors. Cooper Hewitt chose GoToTags to help integrate NFC technology to create unique interactive gallery exhibits.
In India, it is traditional for babies to wear black thread necklaces as good luck charms for health and good fortune. Now Khushi Baby, an organization hoping to help resolve vaccination issues is using similar necklaces combined with NFC technology to revolutionize medical care for children.
Now that voters in several states have elected to legalize marijuana for adult use, governments are grappling with how to regulate a new industry based on a plant that is still a federally controlled substance. Colorado and Washington have implemented so-called seed-to-sale traceability systems that mandate the tracking of every plant, seed, and end product in the legal system.
Working smarter, having more information and giving more information, is what inspired the people at intelliPaper to create swivelCard—a smartcard for the business world. intelliPaper has developed a way to turn standard paper into a USB drive and integrated this patented process into business cards.
Each year over 100,000 students across Ontario and Quebec, Canada celebrate Frosh Carnival, an event that brings together a young and captive audience to meet new people, socialize with their peers, and sample cutting edge, innovative products. Sony Canada took part in Frosh Carnival this summer and promoted NFC technology along with their Hi-Res Audio products.
Arkon, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of mobile mounting solutions and accessories has increased its suite of products to help improve your driving experience.
The folks at Knox Labs are passionate about two things: Android and CNC machines. As their motivation, they used the Android OS and CNC machines to distribute Google Virtual Reality kits.
The Edith Langely Barrett Art Gallery at Utica College, established in 1980, was built to commemorate Edith Langley Barrett, a Professor of English from 1961-1973. Barrett, with the support of fellow faculty, wanted to provide an expressive art venue for UC students.