iBeacons are a low-cost piece of hardware small enough to attach to a wall or countertop that use battery-friendly, low-energy Bluetooth connections to transmit messages or prompts directly to a smartphone or tablet.
Retail outlets are adopting beacons to provide customers with product information, flash sales or deals, and to speed up the checkout process with a completely contactless payments system.
An example of how to use Ibeacons for your business:
Imagine you walk into a shopping center with your Iphone and receive and walks inside a shop.
This has shop has installed an ibeacon zone. You receive a message on your iphone's homescreen with a personalized discount coupon.
Connect your Ibeacon zones to our Coupontools coupons and your store is ready for mobile marketing. Ibeacons deliver the coupons to the customers phone.
With coupontools you can create good looking mobile coupons, branded as your shop, and these mobile coupons can be integrated at cassier (POS integration or validation widget).