The Automated Shopping Cart, “Smart Cart”, is an innovative consumer purchasing product that is designed to help shoppers fast-track their shopping experience! From the moment a shopper removes an item from the store’s shelf, the Automated Shopping Cart receives all of the information to where the final bill is calculated and ready for final checkout. This dramatically reduces shopping and checkout time.
ACTIVATION: The “Smart Cart” can only be activated only by a credit or debit card. Shoppers are allowed to use their personal credit/debit card or a store issued card to activate the cart.
SHOPPING LIST: The “Shopping List” customer service feature allows shoppers to create a shopping list before or during the process of shopping on the automated cart.
BUDGET ALERT: With the “Budget Alert” feature, shoppers have the ability to allow the “Smart Cart” to manage their shopping budget.
MERCHANDISE LOCATION: Shoppers have the ability to search and locate a particular item.
SCANNER: The detachable scanner is available for use anytime a shopper wants to check a price or the facts of a particular item.
GPS LOCATOR: The GPS programmed system within the device. This allows the stores to always have the location of the automated cart upon removal.
RFID READER: New generational method to wirelessly track the movement of each and every item in inventory.
ULTRA SENSITIVE SCALE: With the ultra sensitive scale, the automated cart can accurately detect the merchandise weight for heightened anti- theft efficiency
NUTRITION FACTS AND INFORMATION: For those who wish to gain knowledge of any product.
PARTNERSHIP SHARING: Ever been to a store for an item only to find out they have run out of stock? Using the automated cart, shoppers will be able to access a catalog of stores (same store or partner stores) in which have the item.
PERSONAL STORAGE SHELF: Storage for personal items such as cell phones, purses, personal bags, and etc… Basically, whatever the shopper has brought into the store.
CHECK-OUT: Self-check-out with mobility. Shoppers can purchase items as they shop.
Solutions made for retail
Every day we help CPG manufacturers and retailers in over 45 countries around the world, identify performance gaps and increase revenue opportunities at all points of sale, in all retail channels.
With Trax Solutions you can gain an accurate, consistent and reliable view of your marketplace. So whether you are a manufacturer looking to optimize your in-store execution or to better understand your competitive landscape, or you are a retail solution provider looking to enrich your technology or service offering, we have the right solution for you.
Trax Retail Execution:
Improve your sales effectiveness through perfect in-store execution
Trax Retail Execution is an in-store execution solution that helps consumer goods companies win at the shelf with a comprehensive real-time view of store and field performance across all retail channels.
Trax Retail Intelligence:
Make informed commercial decisions and gain category growth
Trax Retail Intelligence is a powerful market measurement solution for consumer goods companies that delivers accurate, consistent and holistic category intelligence for smarter decision-making at the shelf.
Trax Retail Compass:
unlock your growth levers with predictive analytics
Trax Retail Compass is a unique data science solution that unlocks growth levers for consumer goods companies and retailers by integrating shelf insights powered by our advanced image recognition platform, with sales data.
Trax Retail Watch:
improve your shopping experience and drive sales growth in every store
Trax Retail Watch is the single source of store analytics for retailers to get unprecedented visibility and deep insights into what’s happening in the aisles. Leverage real-time store monitoring and intelligence to perfect your store, maximize sales and delight your shoppers.
Trax Smart Cooler:
real-time intelligence from any cooler, anywhere
Trax Smart Cooler is a real-time Internet of Things analytics solution that helps CPG manufacturers and retailers monitor cooler execution remotely, minimize out of stocks and maximize growth.
Trax Smart Shopper:
win the mobile moment right at the store shelf
Trax Smart Shopper is a mobile application that provides consumers with real-time information on products in the grocer’s aisle.
Increase sales potential by empowering your consumers to shape their own shopping experience.
Mobile reports at your fingertips
Our real-time mobile insights are truly actionable as they report on critical in-store measurements like availability, shelf share, pricing, planogram compliance and more.
Web reports for management teams
With our web reports, management level summaries are available at aggregate and store levels. What’s more, our reports can be easily integrated into your in-house ERP, CRM, data warehouses, business analytics tools –essentially any system you’ve got running your business.
DESIGNER SERIES - Beautifully designed and robustly engineered, Aila’s Designer Series delivers the compelling shopping experiences customers want with the security and functionality retailers need.
Eye-catching & Interactive: Create an engaging and interactive experience that complements your brand
Cross Platform: The Designer Series integrates seamlessly with iPad Gen 2, 3, 4, & Air; Android and Windows (available upon request) to empower associates and provide richer interactions with customers
Customize the Designer Series with a payments module that makes it a sleek and functional POS device as well as a clienteling tool.
The award-winning STEMP Smart Temperature Patch™ is the thermometer reinvented for the 21st century. The STEMP sensor, medical-grade adhesives, and smartphone apps work together seamlessly to provide immediate, accurate, continuous body temperature measurement. Think of it as the thermometer meets the band-aid. If you have kids, if you have parents, if you have ever been sick, or if you want to manage your health better, this product is for you.
The Only Individualized Email Solution.
Reinvigorate your email marketing channel and improve revenue per email with embedded promotional and behavioral content, merchandised for the individual shopper at open time.
LimeSpot solves the choice-overload problem for consumers by providing them with fewer choices but ones that are highly relevant and personalized.
LimeSpot's patent-pending technology uses linguistic analysis and machine learning to understand content and target it intelligently. We combine information about consumer demographics and interests (from social networks, customer profiles or elsewhere), with analysis of browsing/purchase behavior and history, to instantly make highly relevant content recommendations that are most likely to appeal to the consumer.
Whether the customer experience is online (e.g. website, mobile app) or offline (e.g. point of sale, kiosks) LimeSpot technology can be used to serve multiple channels at the same time to ensure that customers are shown the most appropriate content.
Businesses can use LimeSpot's open API platform to bring personalization to their website or consult LimeSpot directly for complete solutions.
To empower humanity through food. To make this world a better and healthier place. By enriching, sustaining and nourishing all of its people. We do this by giving food a voice. With this voice our food can tell us so many things about itself. It can tell us how to get the best out of every morsel, bite and meal. It can help us reduce food waste and improve our well being. As we listen, we can learn how to get the most out of our lives. Food becomes the centerpiece of living well. The hallmark of a life well lived.
Out of Stock Detection
Retailers have access to a myriad of data for items sold from their POS systems. However, that’s only one piece to increasing basket size. The other is maintaining stocked shelves, and that’s where Focal comes in.
Why are we tackling this problem?
"Out-of-stocks" account for over $129 billion in lost retail sales in North America (~4% of revenue), or $1.1 trillion globally. A retail industry analysis commissioned by OrderDynamics and run by IHL showed that a majority of the issues driving out-of-stocks were bad processes, people problems, and data/systems issues.
Timely Alerts of on-shelf availability
Between a customer with a Focal device passing by an out-of-stock and a store associate receiving a notification is a matter of seconds with the Focal out-of-stock detection capabilities. Based on the retailer’s needs and specific processes, we can customize the way alerts are delivered; be it in a batch every hour, as soon as they happen, or upon a set of conditions.
Historical Bird’s Eye View
Data doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to interpret it. We strive to help you visualize key out-of-stock data from any period in a way that drives future decisions. For example, understanding on an aggregate level which geographical locations in the store are the biggest problem areas, or which low-velocity items are constantly out of stock that could be resulting in profit loss.
Indoor Location. Right Time, Right Place.
Technologies like iBeacon and GPS that are currently widely used have a large margin of error. They can throw you off up to 50 feet. That might be fine when you’re driving, but if you are trying to find a specific brand of Marinara, that won’t do. Focal provides precise indoor location, with only up to 1 foot of error, to provide benefits for both retailer and shopper.
Why are we tackling this problem?
Focal’s applications of our indoor location algorithms can help retailers increase basket while also improving the customer experience. By knowing where the customer is in the store, retailers have the ability to provide relevant savings opportunities, related product suggestions, and additional product information. This is a level of reach that typically is not available.
In-Store Location Based Advertising
Imagine being able to tell your shoppers about offers just as they are about to pass it in the aisle! That’s what the Focal tablet is able to do. Retailers paid up to $5.84 Billion in 2014 for 1 printed circular run. That’s a lot of funds and a lot of trees. Many retailers have moved toward a digital circular solution in light of these costs in the form of an app or email newsletter. While these solutions may work for the vigilant coupon-er, most people will not take advantage of sales that aren’t on display on the shelves. Through a cart-mounted device, Focal is providing a next level digital circular solution. With precise indoor location, Focal drives sales through location-based “just-in-time” advertising.
We want to help shoppers have the best experience in brick and mortar stores and part of that means not having to chase down store associates for item locations. From department locations to the most obscure items, our technology can point you to the exact shelf in the store. And in case the store doesn’t carry your item, Focal can save you a lap around the store.
Understanding user behavior in the store
As a store manager you understand the general demographic and behavior of your stores’ shoppers. However you may not understand the nuances of their decision while in the store. By aggregating or isolating anonymized shopper trip data, we enable retailers are able to glean insight on dwell time, trip path, and trip length.
Additionally, with the ability to integrate with existing store POS systems, Focal can analyze what shoppers may have debated buying, but didn’t in the end. This allows retailers to change their layout and merchandising to maximize basket size and customer experience.
As a vendor, having eyes on your products in all the stores is quite the feat. High level statistics don’t allow you to take action on the spot to fix day-to-day restocking problems. Through our flexible hardware options, Focal can provide a snapshot of a brand’s shelf status at any time.
Why are we tackling this problem?
The brick and mortar retail industry has been trying to streamline operations and drive efficiency for decades. Almost all retailers today use "Perpetual Inventory" to track what has been ordered versus sold, to compute the inventory on-hand. However, poor controls and inaccurate tracking results in significant errors associated with Perpetual Inventory. As a result, large retailers (even those with the most sophisticated softwares in place) often resort to having to do periodic manual interventions - physically scanning the shelf gaps, or even physically counting the number of items in the store! Retailers are experimenting with in-store robots or sensors mounted on shelves. These solutions are expensive, may only provide once or twice-a-day updates.
Planograms are hard to read, but even harder to accurately follow. As carts with Focal devices constantly circle the store, we are able to create a Focal Real-o-gram to cross reference with the retailer’s planogram to ensure compliance at any given time.
We're your eyes and ears
For brands that self-stock in retail locations, the labor cost of hiring people to drive to each location and note shelf status is astronomical and an inefficient process. With Focal’s shelf cameras positioned precisely where your products are, we can take schedule snapshots of the shelf status and deliver them all to on a dashboard.
Autocheckout. Just Throw It In The Cart.
Cashiers were created to exchange exact amounts of physical cash between the store and the customer. As credit cards became people’s go-to and self-checkout kiosks became more prominent, the concept of a cashier can conceivably be automated. The hard part is automating theft protection.
Why are we tackling this problem?
15 minutes to wait in a checkout line is far too long - for both customers and retailers. Every dollar saved is one that can be passed down the supply chain. Walmart has said that it spends $12 million [callout] on every second of cashier labor at their checkout stands. Theft, from both customers and employees, causes approximately $60 Billion of shrinkage in the United States alone. Focal aims to drastically minimize this number with our auto checkout solution. A time-saver for customers, and money-saver for retailers.
Accurate, Real Time Theft Detection
Theft comes in all shapes and sizes. Theft results from the habit-formed thieves, the unintentional unscanned item, and the “honest” shopper who occasionally slips in an extra candy bar because self checkout makes it easy to do so. Focal ensures we cover all bases without angering any shopper by maximizing the powers of Deep Learning while avoiding the pitfalls of a purely automated approach.
We leverage the charisma and industry experience of store associates through a human-computer partnered solution. Building upon the commonly used auditor-at-the-door spot checking process, Focal provides our auditors with items flagged for their attention so they know what to watch out for on a per basket basis.
A Solution for Any and All Shoppers
In order to have a solution that any shopper has the option of using, we envision creating a suite of products to meet any shopper’s needs. This means a basket solution, a cart solution, and a stationary kiosk solution. Current iPhone/Android checkout app solutions and handheld device solutions have an ergonomic issue.
Shoppers have two hands to juggle the phone/handheld, the basket/cart, and the product they are scanning. Powered by our Deep Learning algorithms, all our checkout products strive to minimize customer involvement, where both the baskets and carts will allow customers to “just-throw-it-in-the-cart”.
Computer Vision Consulting.
Why are we offering consulting?
At Focal we take a Deep Learning first approach to all our problems. We see the potential impact to be made in the retail industry, but we are fascinated by all the other problems and industries that Deep Learning can be applied to and are excited to help push the field forward. Let us know what you're working on!
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Yonomi resides on your phone and in the Cloud. No need for a hub, controller box or other additional hardware. Yonomi magically finds and enhances your existing connected devices allowing them to interact with one another in ways never before possible.
Mona is an artificial intelligence based mobile shopping assistant that is changing the way people shop. Our goal is to create the world's most personal mobile retail shopping experience. Mona provides an interactive product search experience where she asks for and analyzes customer feedback and provides better recommendations in real-time. This is our first step towards creating a mobile shopping experience that is similar to an in-store dialogue between a customer and a personal shopping assistant. Today, Mona simplifies mobile search, discovery and purchases. In the future, she’ll do returns, re-orders, local search and more.