Omnichannel retailing is changing how the industry views the retail store. Retail stores are finding themselves functioning not only as a retail storefront but also as a shipping and fulfillment center. The key in this omnichannel universe is enhanced inventory visibility and control.
For more than two decades, Sterling Services has offered fresh cuisine selections for vending, dining room management and executive catering to customers in the Detroit Metro area. Sterling Services has broken new ground with Fast Track Convenience powered by Freedom Shopping, self-checkout convenience stores that use RFID technology.
De Grisogono asked SOLID and TAGSYS to provide a complete solution for traceability based on SOLID's experience in automated identification software and TAGSYS' track record in customizing RFID technology for complex environments.
TAGSYS provided retailer Serge Blanco everything it needed to identify and manage each individual apparel item that passes through its distribution center with item-level RFID technology. The company recommended specific UHF tags and equipment for the environment, and worked with suppliers so they could apply the tags at the point of manufacture.
Throttleman is a famous fashion brand in Portugal which sells more than 2 million pieces of apparel through its store network and through multi-brand retail stores each year. The company contacted TAGSYS and systems integrator Creative Systems to define and support a complete and reliable RFID solution that would improve the supplying process.
In the next five years, shoppers will increasingly rely on themselves - and the opinions of each other - to make purchasing decisions rather than wait for help from in-store sales associates. A combination of new technology and the next wave of mobile devices will give the in-store shopping experience a significant boost.