Category Archives: Retail

History of Sales Technology (Infographic)


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“I’m the Oldest Criminal in History”: Why the Cash Register Was Invented

Today in 1883, James Ritty, a saloonkeeper in Dayton, Ohio, and John Birch received a patent (No. 271,363) for the first cash register, nicknamed the “Incorruptible Cashier.” There was a bell to ring up sales, referred to in advertising as “The Bell Heard … Continue reading

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Co-Inventor of Bar Code Dies

From the Associated Press: Norman Joseph Woodland, the co-inventor of the bar code that labels nearly every product in stores and has boosted productivity in almost every sector of commerce world-wide, has died. He was 91…. Woodland and Bernard Silver … Continue reading

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