Outdoor kiosks are seen everywhere from Times Square to sporting event venues to airport terminals across the country, not to mention the increase in products offered for purchase from these point of purchase kiosks. Displays that are rugged enough to be used in high traffic environments like this offer a perfect solution to present an assortment of information and services including purchasing products, providing directions, displaying advertisements and offering news.
Just take a run through any airport in the U.S. and you'll see kiosks that allow you to buy and print your ticket and/or boarding pass, plus buy an assortment of products ranging from electronic devices to video and music rentals. The point of purchase option provided by kiosks is well on its way to becoming a mainstay for buyers.
Recently, an article written from a New Yorkers' viewpoint addressed this phenomenon of purchasing trends. Can we be nearing the day when all or the majority of our purchases can be made at a kiosk?