Many of the retailers who use beacons don’t take advantage of all the functionality of the technology. Many beacons are used for one purpose – to identify the location of a mobile device and to push one mobile app, one URL or one function to that mobile device. Google wants retailers to take another look at beacons and take advantage of continually improving beacon technology (Lewis, 2016).
Stephen Statler, author of the book “Beacon Technologies: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Beacosystem”, predicts that U.S. retailers will install more than one million beacons in 2016. Beacon technology providers believe that the top 50 U.S. retailers will make major investments in beacon projects this year (Proxbook, 2016). Continue reading