RFID and IoT Are on the Same Wavelength: Creating Retail Efficiencies Artificial intelligence and computer vision are changing how retail stores use RFID. Brick-and-mortar stores are using the technology to create touchpoints with customers, increasing sales while decreasing interaction with employees.
Vision Solutions with AI Help Retailers Monitor Customer Dwell Time, Buying Trends Retailers benefit from learning how shoppers navigate their stores. An uptick in e-commerce has provided online stores with a plethora of easily captured data analytics, but brick-and-mortar stores can turn to these solutions to gain competitive insights about their customers and their business operations.
Walmart Embraces Store Automation Technology Online grocery sales are driving traffic to brick-and-mortar stores, which are becoming inundated with shoppers. To combat congestion in the aisles, retailers are turning to automated micro-fulfillment centers, which use artificial intelligence and robots to fulfill orders in record time.
Robots Bring Contactless Food Delivery to Urban Areas Autonomous delivery robots powered by IoT meet changing consumer needs. The robots are contactless and can navigate their environment without help.
IoT Lends a Hand in the Beauty Industry Manicures are time consuming and expensive, so companies are turning to IoT to streamline the beauty treatment. New robots use machine vision and artificial intelligence to produce a simple manicure that is fast, inexpensive, and doesn’t require human interaction.
Kroger Builds an AI-based Warehouse that is Sweeter than Honey Artificial intelligence and machine learning enable robotic shoppers to fulfill online grocery orders in less than 10 minutes. Instead of walking through the aisles, the cloud-based system guides these robots as they make a beeline for each item. AI controls and manages everything from the ordering process to the delivery.
AI-powered Digital Price Tags Help Retailers Sell More, Waste Less Retailers are starting to use dynamic digital pricing to move products off the shelf and into the bag. The AI-based systems enable sustainable shopping by enticing customers to buy products before they spoil, reducing waste and improving profits.
QSRs Clean Up with Automated Maintenance Solution An IoT-capable smart mop allows retailers to ensure facilities are well maintained, even when inclement weather leads to wetter floors. The smart solution dynamically adjusts cleaning schedules and gives owners solid data to mitigate potential injury claims.
New Stores Eliminate Lines with Frictionless Checkout The increasing interest in cashier-free shopping is a direct result of the pandemic. While consumers were home ordering groceries online, tech companies were developing systems that support fast, frictionless shopping for the inevitable return to stores.
Holograms Drive Brand Awareness of Products and People As retailers compete for consumer eyeballs, tech companies are helping some brands break through ad blindness. New technologies use 3D images and holograms to drive brand awareness, bringing life-like digital images of people and products to retail settings, conventions, and even concerts.