The cloud-based retail solutions company One iota announced the launch of the SmartPod, a fully integrated self-service kiosk designed to help stores increase revenue through multichannel retailing.

The kiosks remove barriers to sales, such as stocking issues, by making entire product ranges available at all times while allowing retailers to utilize both in-store and online marketing to attract high-street customers, the announcement said.

Additionally, the SmartPod incorporates touchscreen tablet technology with an integrated payment system and home delivery capabilities. A pilot program will take place at select Footasylum stores in the U.K., according to the announcement.

"When we looked at the retail kiosk market we were horrified with the dated solutions we saw in the market. Immediately we wanted to build our own offering to provide an intuitive and engaging shopping experience," said David Hague, CTO and co-founder of One iota. "SmartPod was the output of our research and development, it comprises the latest gestures-based multitouch user experience and market leading hardware. We feel it's a truly innovative solution which will we continue to advance over the coming months."

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