Are we Heading for a Cash-free High Street?

The Great Disrupter The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on so many areas of our daily lives since it began. Including the ways in which we make in-person payments in shops, bars, restaurants and other environments where transactions for goods or services are carried out. The pandemic could...

Driving a Sense of Wellbeing

For Less contact, Go Contactless Health and personal wellbeing worries have changed the mindset of the travelling public. Apart from providing a quick, and simple payment method, tap and pay technology helps alleviate concerns amongst passengers who regard using public transport as a potential health risk, and reflects the increased...

For Less Contact, Go Contactless

TL;DR Health and personal wellbeing worries have changed the mindset of the travelling public. Tap and pay technology helps alleviate concerns amongst passengers who regard using public transport as a health risk. VISA has responded with the roll out of contactless payments on public transportation across 500 cities.  The recent...

Payments – Where Now?

TL;DR With shoppers favouring card and contactless transactions, has COVID-19 determined that card payments have finally become the only way to pay? Does this watershed moment mean that providing payment solutions that resonate with the customer play a key part in brand loyalty as behaviours change? How does providing the...

Retail Has Changed; Perhaps Forever

On June 18, 2020, Posted by , In Ergonomic Solutions news,Industry topics, With No Comments
We asked Richard Hyman, Independent Retail Analyst and non-executive Director of Ergonomic Solutions, for his thoughts on the effects that the COVID 19 pandemic will have on the retail industry, as it comes to terms with a range of fundamental challenges that no-one could have possibly foreseen just 6 months...

Preparing for the New Normal in the Retail Sector

Requirement to act quickly to be ready for the new normal Now that there are some indications of a roadmap for the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown in England, Ian Dewar, Group Managing Director, Ergonomic Solutions, believes that retailers who may be able to start reopening stores from 1st June...

Safeguarding Social Distancing

Safeguarding Social Distancing In a time when a trip to the store requires military-grade project management and a flexibility of schedule that can cater for fellow shoppers who have less than a full day of laundry, conference calls and teenage angst to juggle, shopping is no longer the enjoyable distraction...

Every Little Helps: Raising Contactless Payment limits can help fight the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Raising Contactless Payment Limits The advertising slogan ‘Every Little Helps’ is used by one of the UK’s leading supermarket chains and seems to have greater relevance than ever as we collectively fight the battle against the Covid-19 global pandemic. With such a highly contagious virus, the more we can all…

Where Modularity Assists Loyalty

TL;DR –  The problem retailers are facing is how to react to, and encourage new customer behaviours that depend upon the introduction of new technology, without having to reinvest in a completely new payment mounting solution. This article considers how modularity assists the introduction of new technology, which in turn…

Technology integration: The vital centrepiece at the heart of great customer engagement

With retail no longer limited to the sales floor, retailers recognise that each interaction is now much more than a transaction. The traditional checkout remains important, of course, but customers expect fast, easy, personalised service – regardless of location, device or platform – at every touchpoint. It is from this…

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