Touch screens make their way into retail

Touch screens make their way into retail
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 11:54am

Touch screens are the trend in mobile phones and tablets and now retailers are finding uses for that same technology, inside stores.

"What you're able to do is put together an outfit to see how everything looks together while shopping,” said Trent Waterhouse. “So you might start with a particualr shirt, match it with a pair of jeans.”

The National Retail Federation Show in New York showcased a number of practical uses like this touch screen display aimed at large appliance retailers, highlighting pricing, features, and more, even without the items physically being in the store.

Intel, which has partnered with a number of major brands for new high-tech ideas, says it's not just about the "cool factor," it's about giving something extra to the consumer.


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