Lowe's deploying 42k iPhone-based POS systems in retail overhaul

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  • Reply 21 of 36
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    That is a nice order fie Apple! I bet being a walled garden system helped them chose Apple.



    ...But the Lowes employees won't be able to view Flash sites or Flash ad banners which are the cornerstone of the internet. MU-Haaahahaha. Mark that up as a plus.
  • Reply 22 of 36
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    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Why iPhones and not iPod Touches? Do they really need the cellular capability within their stores over dedicated and secured WiFi?



    They might be using them for when customers call in. A routing system asks what department and forwards to the appropriate iPhone. The employee can walk and talk and avoid keeping folks on hold while running to a shelf and then back
  • Reply 23 of 36
    Apple's come a long way since my Fat Mac, PageMaker and LaserWriter.



  • Reply 24 of 36
    An iPhone will fit into their vest pockets better than an iPad!
  • Reply 25 of 36
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,471member
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    Originally Posted by ebergh View Post


    An iPhone will fit into their vest pockets better than an iPad!



    Oh come, on overalls have big pockets
  • Reply 26 of 36
    matrix07matrix07 Posts: 1,993member
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    Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post


    Why not Android. You know, its all open 'n' stuff. Not dictated by the evil Apple over lord and all that jazz.



    or Samsung Note? It has stylus you know. You can have customers draw what they'd like to buy. Stupid Lowe.
  • Reply 27 of 36
    matrix07matrix07 Posts: 1,993member
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    Originally Posted by mytdave View Post


    I look forward to seeing those in use in the stores. Curious that they didn't just stick to iPod touch. WiFi only should be sufficient to do anything you'd need to do within a store. iPads may also be a device to consider - would come in handy to show customers build options like kitchens & baths.



    I guess their WIFI sucks.
  • Reply 28 of 36
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,543member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Why iPhones and not iPod Touches? Do they really need the cellular capability within their stores over dedicated and secured WiFi?



    So they can call the manager, Front desk, other stores, etc.
  • Reply 29 of 36
    That stuffs in the picture at the bottom look cool but bulky don't you think? What is it?
  • Reply 30 of 36
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Why iPhones and not iPod Touches? Do they really need the cellular capability within their stores over dedicated and secured WiFi?



    If Lowes wants to compete with Home Depot, their employees need to be able to call a central number connected to a really loud, obnoxious, poor-quality, store-wide paging system...
  • Reply 31 of 36
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    Originally Posted by jmmx View Post


    You need a proof reader. Paragraphs 2 & 3 have 4 errors and there is another further down.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Maguro View Post


    Every day there are multiple typos. This is an ongoing chronic problem with AI.



    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,

    Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit

    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

    Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it

    -- Omar Khayyam
  • Reply 32 of 36
    This should be a good start.



    There are several other parts to this Point Of Sale system to complete the picture and enable the customer.



    1) Paperless transaction: checkout, payment and receipt -- bump your iPhone with the POST.



    2) Online pre-shopping: select items, store map, itinerary



    3) Online shopping and delivery



    The savvy retailer must keep in mind that, while improving convenience is important -- shopping is a social activity.
  • Reply 33 of 36
    onhkaonhka Posts: 1,025member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Maguro View Post


    Every day there are multiple typos. This is an ongoing chronic problem with AI.



    As the saying goes, "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones>"
  • Reply 34 of 36
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post


    Why not Android. You know, its all open 'n' stuff. Not dictated by the evil Apple over lord and all that jazz.



    he has left apple. which i think is great news for Enterprise.
  • Reply 35 of 36


    Way to go! I hope the Apple retail experience can expand into more spaces. They have a great customer experience.

  • Reply 36 of 36
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,664member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    If Lowes wants to compete with Home Depot, their employees need to be able to call a central number connected to a really loud, obnoxious, poor-quality, store-wide paging system...



    They also need to be able to summon beeping forklifts trying to run you down and be able to arrange to have aisles closed just ahead of where you're trying to go.



    But for sure: really obnoxious, poor-quality, store-wide paging systems are the backbone of the operation, especially if you can keep them coming every 10 seconds or so and make sure the person with the most nasal, piercing, ear stabbing voice is manning the mic.
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