One of the obstacles with the adoption of NFC is getting retailers to either swap out their old POS, or pay for a retrofit that enables NFC (near field communications).
In Europe last year I noticed more retailer were using iPads for their "video" in the windows.
By equipping an iPad with a NFC reader, could this speed up the adoption?
AT&T is taking a cue from the Apple stores and utilizing iPads and their new POS (point of sale terminal).
From 9to5 Mac AT&T stores moving to iPad Point of Sales
in the next two years, according to sources, AT&T plans
to completely rid its stores of computers and counters, moving
completely over to the iPad with a feature-complete version of OPUS. Read on for all of the details:
Unlike the iOS variant for the smaller iPhone display, this
iPad-based system will replicate all functionality from the older,
desktop-computer OPUS system. These new iPads will function as a
point-of-sale system, an upgrade check system, a system to research
customer accounts, and will be capable of doing everything the computers
are capable of doing.
The tool that turned $10,000 into $2,800,000 in 2 years.