Topics: Technology

2024 Trend: Travel Center Need to Adapt to Elevated Customer Expectations

2024 Trend: Travel Center Need to Adapt to Elevated Customer Expectations

Shoppers have more choices than ever regarding what to buy and where to shop, but more and more consumers are looking for an experience. Truck stops and travel centers can set themselves apart by being a 24/7 source of freshly made food, unique offerings, creative displays and a seamless shopping experience. More

Increasing Your Travel Center's Speed-of-Service Can Attract Drivers and Increase Sales

Increasing Your Travel Center's Speed-of-Service Can Attract Drivers and Increase Sales

“If we lay stores out to make the customer experience, the speed of service and the ability to buy something easy, we will see higher conversion rates,” said Darren Schulte, vice president of membership for NATSO. More

Digital Innovation at Retail With Digit7

Digital Innovation at Retail With Digit7

In this sponsored episode with Digit7 CEO Chithrai Mani, we explore the digital retail innovations available from Digit7. More

Technology and Data Needed for Travel Centers to Thrive with PDI Technologies

Technology and Data Needed for Travel Centers to Thrive with PDI Technologies

Bethany Allee, head of marketing and education at PDI Technologies, joined the NATSO Foundation's podcast to talk about convenience and fuel technology. Together with NATSO Foundation Executive Director Amy Toner, they explore inventory technology, automation, loyalty and much more. More

Technology is Helping Travel Centers Manage Challenges, Understand Customers and Prepare for the Future

Technology is Helping Travel Centers Manage Challenges, Understand Customers and Prepare for the Future

The right systems enable real-time and automated inventory management while also helping retailers identify shifts in purchasing patterns, balance what consumers are buying with what is available in the supply chain, and optimize employees’ time. More

Get to Know NATSO Member Isaiah Britt of Donna’s Truck Stop

Get to Know NATSO Member Isaiah Britt of Donna’s Truck Stop

Isaiah Britt’s job title at Donna’s Truck Stop is merchandising manager, but he is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades at the Marysville, Washington, location. “I also am the stock maintenance supervisor. I run the tills. I do fuel inspections, and I have an underground storage tank license, so I service the dispensers once a month. I also run security,” he said. More

Travel Center Critical Considerations for Your Next Point-of-Sale (POS) Investment

Travel Center Critical Considerations for Your Next Point-of-Sale (POS) Investment

Different technology boasts different features, and there are several factors travel center operators should consider when determining which point-of-sale (POS) system to use. More

Three Reasons Travel Centers are Turning to Digital Shelf Labels

Three Reasons Travel Centers are Turning to Digital Shelf Labels

Digital shelf labels, also called electronic shelf labels, are helping retailers streamline labor, manage promotions and optimize pricing. Here are three ways travel centers can benefit from digital shelf labels. More

More Consideration for Travel Center Operators Looking at  Working with New Fintech Providers

More Consideration for Travel Center Operators Looking at Working with New Fintech Providers

New fintech startups can help truckstop and travel center operators grow gallons, and they may also help operators increase inside sales and cut costs. Here are more considerations for travel center operators looking at working with new fintech providers inside sales growth, fees and customer satisfaction.   More

Key Considerations When Building or Updating an App for Your Travel Center

Key Considerations When Building or Updating an App for Your Travel Center

Mobile apps can strengthen your brand, boost customer loyalty and provide excellent customer insights, but they won’t add any value if customers don’t use them. With an increasingly competitive retail landscape, it is essential that businesses stand out, and Stop Watch sat down with Peter Rasmussen, CEO and founder of Convenience and Energy Advisors, to learn more about the benefits of mobile apps, essential features and common mistakes. More

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