According to a late survey, online shopping sales in America should rise this Christmas period.
Findings by analytics firm comScore reveal that e-commerce sales in the U.S should increase by 15% this festive season as consumers turn to the internet for their Christmas shopping with the enticement of free or low-cost shipping.
ComScore estimate that online sales from November- December in the States will reach $37.6 billion this year, outpacing last year’s growth.
The study of 1,000 shoppers found that 76% of those surveyed said that free shipping was a decisive factor in purchasing products online.
As shoppers all over the world turn to their computers or retail stores in search for some holiday bargains, jump on board the bandwagon and enhance the shopping experience of your customers who come in- store with deployed internet kiosks.
By giving in-store shoppers the option to buy online ranges in-store, they benefit by getting new products sooner and being able to purchase something there and then. And it means that as a business, you don’t have to stock the full range in-store and instead you can just put some items exclusively online.
A kiosk that has access to the internet is further valuable because help instructions can be offered to consumers who find it difficult to use. Rather than needing a human staff member to guide them through the technology, a help guide can show them and also answer any troublesome questions.
What is more, as well as helpful information an internet kiosk can provide information on many other subjects such as facts and figures about the town it is installed in, advice to save the environment, and offer entertainment for hospital bed-sides.
There are numerous surveys on the web that state how essential the internet is for Brits and how without digital services like this, living would be a ‘nightmare’. So cater to modern day needs and install a kiosk that has access to the internet in your business with the help of Protouch.
A huge issue for all local government offices is getting the word out to the people that need to hear it. Many services are utilising the internet as their primary method, which whilst effective can risk excluding the most vulnerable citizens who may not have access to the internet.
They are an ideal way to reach out to the local population, providing them with vital information and perhaps reaching people that didn’t even know they could benefit from a service you offer!
The touch screen kiosks can be located in centre receptions to ease the burden on reception staff or alternative sites within your community; such as local shops or community facilities where you can extend your reach to those who wouldn’t normally use your facilities.
Using these functions will enable you to distribute information, help your local community to reach information on health, travel, leisure, employment and social issues, plus much more.
- Earlier this year we mentioned how BBC’s Working Lunch, the business, consumer and personal finance show, decided to feature our very own kiosks, focusing on how they are being used to help people get online.
- Whereas in Education, in January, Musicians of the Royal Academy of Music benefitted from a new practice-room booking system that enabled them to practice their compositions day and night. The Xen X4 kiosk was installed on the campus to making practice room booking easier; providing students with a fast and convenient method to book one of the practice and rehearsal rooms.
NHS and Health
Touch Screen Systems for are working to help NHS, PCT’s, NHS Choices and Healthcare Professionals to:
Internet kiosks offer people interactive ways of learning about the benefits of a health and active lifestyle through competition and games, or simply distributing information.
Kiosks can include e-triage; Sexual Health Kiosks; Drugs, Alcohol and Stop-Smoking Kiosks and Dental Health Kiosks. Furthermore, examples include Hospital and A&E Kiosks; Mental Health Kiosks and Patient Satisfaction Survey Kiosks.
- Elsewhere in Corporate, ‘n power’, one of the UK’s largest energy suppliers, trialled a self-service kiosk booking system to manage its hectic Flexi-Desk work schedule. The Xen X5 kiosks, located at n power’s Solihull office, enabled its 8,000 plus staff to reserve temporary desk space.
The deployment was another example of how Touch Screen kiosk systems are thriving within businesses, adding efficient practices to the working day.
For more information on self-service kiosks visit Protouch today, the leading distributor and manufacturer of touch screen equipment in Europe.