What Matters Most In Kiosk Implementations? The Battle Between Hardware and Content

What Matters Most In Kiosk Implementations? The Battle Between Hardware and Content. By Rick Sales Recently, I received an email from one of our investors telling me about Google’s introduction of the Chromebit, an $85 computer on a stick. In their press release, Google talks about Kiosks as one of the main target applications for the Chromebit. Clearly, our investor was concerned about the impact that this new device might…

Abierto Networks helps Fight Hunger with NACS Promotion Benefiting FeedingAmerica.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For every Abierto Mobile Coupon redeemed at Abierto’s booth #3632, Abierto will make a donation to America’s food banks via FeedingAmerica.org Eliot, ME – October 13, 2013 – Abierto Networks announced today that it has partnered with FeedingAmerica.org in support of National Food Bank week (Oct. 13 – 19), to raise awareness and funds for this important initiative. Retailers attending the National Association of Convenience Stores’ Annual…

Mobile Club Cards Now Part of Abierto’s Mobile Loyalty Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mobile Club Cards from Abierto are cost effective, prevent fraud, and allow you to reward your customers’ loyal buying behavior right on their smartphone. Eliot, ME – October 11, 2013 – Abierto Networks announced today that it has expanded the functionality of its Award-Winning Mobile Loyalty Solution to include supports for Mobile Club Cards distributed directly to consumers smartphones. Retailers have traditionally used paper punch cards to…

Abierto Introduces e-Cigarette Informational Kiosk at NACS 2013 Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Help consumers learn about e-Cigarette brands and the models available to them at your store and increase your sales in this growing, profitable category Eliot, ME – October 10, 2013 – Abierto Networks announced today that it will be demonstrating its new e-Cigarette interactive kiosk at the National Association of Convenience Stores annual trade show, booth #3632. The e-Cigarette Kiosk leverages touch-screen functionality to allow consumers to…

New 8100 Series IP Converter Incorporates 3G Wireless Technology with PA-DSS Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Our new 8100 Series IP Converters support all industry POS platforms and major payment processors with fast and secure transaction processing in a single-box solution. Eliot, ME – October 4, 2013 – Abierto Networks announced today the release of a new series of IP Converters that incorporate imbedded commercial 3G modems from all major wireless carriers.  The 8100-Series IP Converters deliver High Speed transaction processing to retail…

Digital Coupon Users Spend 42% More Annually

From: ProgressiveGrocer.com Digital Coupon Users Spend 42% More Annually May 14, 2013 Digital coupon users spend 42 percent more per year at supermarkets than the average shopper, a $1,029 differential. This trend reflects a 7 percent increase compared to 2011. According to a new report from research firm GfK, heavy digital coupon users (defined as the top one-third of redeemers) are among the most desirable shoppers, spending 50 percent more…

Abierto Networks Announces Completion of Fund Raising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELIOT, MAINE, February 1, 2013 – Abierto Networks, LLC, a provider of Digital Marketing Solutions and High Speed Payment Technologies for the North American Convenience Store industry, today announced that it completed raising $505,000 of new financing. The funding round included company founders, a number of Maine angel investors, the Small Enterprise Growth Fund (SEGF) of Maine and the Maine Technology Institute (MTI). Terms of the financing…

Maine’s venture capital fund invests $100K in Eliot digital marketing firm

Posted By Whit Richardson On February 18, 2013 (7:08 pm) In Business, News, Portland ELIOT, Maine — Maine’s Small Enterprise Growth Fund, the state’s venture capital fund, has invested $100,000 in an Eliot-based business that offers digital marketing technology to the convenience store and retail gas industries. The company, Abierto Networks, “demonstrates the high growth potential and public benefit that the SEGF looks for in companies in Maine in which…

Don’t Get Cut Out

It’s not a matter of declining their calls. You intuitively understand the value inherent in the mobile space — after all, you’ve yet to see a teen or twentysomething self-serve a frozen carbonated beverage in your store without pausing at some point to deliver a text message. So the ability to push mobile offers to consumers and drive traffic to your store is one of great value.  The digital age…