Michał Januszewski

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THE BEACONS FAQ: It's Time To Set The Story Straight About Beacons And Apple's iBeacon System

There has been a lot of confusion about how beacons actually work, so as part of new research on beacons from BI Intelligence, we've put together an in-depth "Beacons Explainer," with frequently asked questions on beacons. The explainer is paired with our exclusive market forecast, which shows the …

Internet of Things

Apple Pay – It’s complicated…

Took a while to crystallize some thoughts on Apple Pay, and having a sore throat meant it’s time to write instead of answering another call on the …

Beacon technology offers plenty of opportunities for retailers

UK retailer House of Fraser announced in August that it will introduce beacon-equipped mannequins in its Aberdeen store to provide customers with a more engaging retail experience. When a customer with an enabled smartphone app is within a 50 metres of the mannequin, the beacon sends a signal …

Apple iBeacons: what are they and what do they mean for retail?

Anyone old enough to remember the Queen's silver jubilee might recall the chain of beacons that blazed in the night to connect the country. I was only 12-years-old at the time, but the vision of lit beacons stays with me – hilltop by hilltop, alight to send a message.<p>The theory was age old. Beacons …

Meet the shop assistant of the future

Improved connectivity and in-store technology are changing the way we shop<p>The role of the customer assistant is changing dramatically. Gone are the days when all you needed was a winning smile, helpfulness and the ability to operate a low-tech till to satisfy customer needs. Today, with bricks and …

It’s personal: how technology will change the way we shop

From internet-connected coffee cups that can personalise your drink to 3D-printed pants in the style of your choice, tech is changing the way retailers interact with us<p>The dramatic progress we’ve seen over the past three years in the world of technology is starting to have material effects on the …