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.
VISITOR STATISTICS AND CUSTOMER LOYALTY
Do you know how many of your customers are loyal repeat customers and how often they shop at your store? How many of them leave without buying anything? What is the shopping time at the best-performing vs. other stores? Until now, this information needed expensive and labour-intensive customer loyalty programs. Our unique technology gives you these valuable insights at very affordable prices. To find out more, call or send us your contact details.
STORE AND CHAIN PERFORMANCE
The Innorange Sales Booster business intelligence system is the ultimate tool for managing store and chain performance. It gives you all the KPIs you need to manage and benchmark store performance. Sales Booster combines window capture ratios, advanced visitor and loyalty statistics, sales conversion and average basket value into a set of key metrics. Sales Booster lets chain management set and monitor targets and improves store performance. For store managers, it is an operations management tool to benchmark their own performance, evaluate their customer pull activities and optimise staffing levels.
Our long experience in optimising business results through measuring people flow makes us experts at turning this insight into action in different fields of business. We let you measure people flow KPIs and convert them into action. Whether you are setting performance-based targets or streamlining your operational processes, it is vital to know your current results and the impact of any changes. Our unique techniques reliably measure processes such as service times by activity and time spent in each area.
QUEUE MANAGEMENT AND OPTIMISATION
Queue management is a critical factor in both customer satisfaction and staff optimisation. Innorange provides the most comprehensive queue estimation and monitoring solution on the market. Unlike competing systems which rely on historical data and queue length monitoring, Innorange’s solution takes advantage of real-time customer flow measurements and prediction models that enable us to accurately estimate staffing needs for the next 5–15 minutes. Maximise your customer satisfaction by minimising queuing time.
EVALUATING POTENTIAL STORE LOCATIONS
Choosing the ideal retail location is a crucial element in the success of your business. Innorange solutions accurately measure people flow at possible new retail store locations, ensuring you make the best investment decision.
Innorange gives you the tools you need to accurately count the pedestrians passing by your store – and to see how many of them come inside. Measure the effectiveness of your window design and the visual attractiveness of your store design, as well as the effect of other marketing campaigns. Find out what draws people inside – and what doesn’t.
Now you can see how your marketing initiatives affect your visitor count. Optimise your marketing mix and promotional activities based on customer insights such as visit frequencies and patterns. Innorange solutions compare different marketing campaigns and analyse how they affect visitor count and conversion, which lets you see whether your campaigns bring in new customers.
SALES BOOSTER PORTAL
Innorange Sales Booster Portal is an effective tool for marketing professionals to monitor and measure marketing efficiency, trends and sales performance. The convenient portal displays customer activity trends and the factors that affect them. It combines visitor count, sales conversion, marketing activities and external factors (e.g. the weather) to let you truly understand the key sales drivers.
VISITOR COUNTING AND TRACKING
Are you running campaigns and events outside your own premises? Do you know the reach of your campaign? The Innorange mobile visitor counter efficiently counts visitors in open areas and measures how long they stay. Having real-world figures makes it easy to evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns, which makes repeating successes easier.
Do you know how many of your customers are loyal repeat customers and how often they shop at your store? How many potential customers leave without buying anything? Do they visit your stores in different locations? What is the shopping time at the best-performing stores vs. other stores? Until now, this information required expensive and labour-intensive customer loyalty programmes. Our unique technology gives you these valuable insights.
SHOPPER RESEARCH, BRAND SUPPLIER
To improve the business results of your brands, it is vital to understand the in-store shopping behaviour of consumers. Our technology offers a holistic view, giving you the opportunity to see the whole category, from search behaviour all the way to sales conversion. It can also measure the effectiveness of different POS materials and customer pull activities in real comparable numbers.
Advanced People Counting:
VISITOR STATICS AND CUSTOMER LOYALTY
Innorange provides the most comprehensive people counting solution currently available. We combine state-of-the-art 3D sensors and mobile detectors with an advanced BI reporting tool, giving you the most comprehensive in-store analytics. Our solution offers you all the metrics you need to improve your store performance.
People stopping at your store window
Store visitor count – by department
QUEUE FORECASTING & MANAGEMENT
Queue management is a critical factor for both customer satisfaction and staff optimisation. Innorange provides the most comprehensive queue estimation and monitoring solution on the market.
Unlike competing systems which rely on historical data and queue length monitoring, Innorange’s solution takes advantage of real-time customer flow measurements and prediction models that enable us to accurately estimate staffing need for the next 5–15 minutes. Maximise your customer satisfaction by minimising queuing time.
STORE LOCATION EVALUATION
Choosing the ideal retail location is a crucial element in the success of your business. Innorange solutions accurately measure people flow at possible new retail store locations, ensuring you make the best investment decision.
INTELLIGENT QUEUE FORECASTING AND MANAGEMENT
Queue management is a critical factor in both customer satisfaction and staff optimisation. Innorange provides the most comprehensive queue estimation and monitoring solution on the market.
AUTOMATING RETAIL - Gaining insight, lowering operational costs and raising revenue.
Badger™ Store Execution Suite
The Badger™ Store Execution Suite provides actionable data and analytics for retail operations through automation solutions that include a fully autonomous robot, software, store integration, maintenance and analytics. With an initial focus on solving operational issues within the grocery retail environment, the Badger Store Execution Suite is a set of service technology and process-based solutions that help improve a store’s operational execution and financial performance.
BADGER™ RETAIL INSIGHT
Elevate your retail operations with Badger™ Retail inSight and address out-of-stock, planogram compliance and price integrity issues. With Badger Retail inSight, retailers gain actionable data and analytics that provide a corporate view across stores and puts you in control of your operations by:
Detecting holes on shelves and generating replenishment lists
Generating powerful on-shelf availability best practices analytics across stores
Prioritizing out-of-stock alerts with supply chain integration
Correlating POS data to out-of-stock data, location and facings
Ensuring center store planogram (POG) and sales plan compliance
Addressing price integrity issues by comparing unit tags to current POG pricing
Analyzing and leveraging CPG display compliance data
Generating CPG managed display compliance analytics
Leveraging pricing integrity best practices data
Data storage and report generation is maintained securely in our cloud and reported back to the store through our custom dashboard or via specific integration with existing store systems. With an annual subscription, Badger Technologies provides installation, upgrades and maintenance, offering a comprehensive reporting service.
BADGER™ RETAIL INSPECT
Automate hazard detection and reporting with Badger™ Retail inSpect. With Badger Retail inSpect, retailers can identify and address hazards such as liquid and powder spills, cardboard, shrink wrap, produce, coffee beans and other bulk food items to:
Improve audit and compliance operations
Eliminate inconsistent performance and reporting
Increase safety for employees and customers
The Badger Retail inSpect solution can be customized for data archiving with time and date of both records and images as required.
END-TO-END RETAIL SOLUTIONS
Badger Technologies™ offers complete end-to-end solutions that includes in-store data gathering autonomous robots, onboard analytic and parsing, cloud-based applications software, store integration, maintenance and analytics. Our goal is to help retailers incorporate new technologies and embrace transformative business models through a trustworthy partner. Today’s demanding and fast-changing retail environment means that more than ever you need a single, central solution that provides flexibility and scalability, enabling innovation on your schedule and in line with your budget.
Badger Technologies’ fully autonomous robot has been initially developed for the grocery retail environment to address out-of-stock, planogram compliance, price integrity, and audit and compliance issues. Our autonomous robots operate safely alongside shoppers and employees while scanning shelves. Advanced technologies include:
Rotating lidar to map and navigate the store
High resolution and 3D depth cameras for navigation and data acquisition
Firmware in robotics operating system (ROS)
Modular application software architecture for custom system integration
Autonomous base with rechargeable 12-hour batte
Yes, it’s a cool robot! But also cool is the advanced data and actionable business analytics that provides a corporate view across stores, real-time knowledge that translates into improved store execution, lower operational costs and higher profits.
Roadstar.ai has developed two key technologies, HeteroSync and DeepFusion. Integrating with multiple sensors including LiDARs, cameras, radars, GPS, IMU and so on, HeteroSync provides highly accurate time and spatial synchronization, real-time update and robust features extracted from the fused high-dimensional raw data. Taking the advantages of fused high-dimensional sensor data, DeepFusion produces a truly robust, efficient and safe autonomous driving solution.
On the one hand, Roadstar.ai focuses on providing fully autonomous robotaxi services and level 2/3 autonomous design solutions for automotive partners. On the other hand, we provides technical consultation and design solutions for specific applications and requirements from clients.
lLevel 4 robotaxi services
Provides fully autonomous robotaxi services for an intelligent, efficient and safe mobility experience.
lLevel 2 / 3 autonomous driving solutions
Provides an level 2/3 cost-effective design solution to help automotive partners add technology values and achieve safer driving experience.
lTechnical consultation for specific problems
Develops customized solutions in different problems, such as cargo transportation and low-speed autonomous applications.
In the year 1516, Thomas Moore famously coined the term utopia to describe a near-perfect existence. This word, literally translated from Greek, means nowhere, and for the whole of human history, near-perfect existence has been nowhere to be found. I, Advancing Retail, and my army of innovators intend to change this fact, and we’ll do it by turning the means provided to us by the Fourth Industrial Revolution into solutions.
“The grocery business truly is at a digital tipping point, where every aspect of the shopper’s journey will soon be influenced by digital, and increasingly enabled by digital platforms.” — Chris Morley, President of U.S. CPG & Retail, Nielsen, January 2017
The summer of 2017 has seen retailers making moves to add new digital capabilities at a frenzied pace. Albertsons is revamping its e-commerce systems. Publix has declared that it will offer home delivery at all locations by 2020. Kroger is piloting “digital shelf-edge” technology that it hopes will enhance efficiencies in pricing and data collection. And that’s just to name a few.
Spurred by Amazon’s surprise announcement that it would acquire Whole Foods in June, grocers and mass retailers in the food and beverage space have been racing to get a leg up on the competition by investing in technology that can capture data, create enhanced customer experiences, and activate new processes such as delivery and in-store online ordering. Amazon is a real threat to existing grocery chains, but it’s not the only one: Target is expanding its commitment to food and beverage, and the nation’s biggest retailer, Walmart, is “gaining [grocery] market share at an accelerating pace.”
With so much at stake in what amounts to a technology arms race, grocers must be strategic in the experiences they craft and the processes they enable. On the other hand, an overly cautious approach may also prove costly: as digital-first consumers are increasingly influenced by technologically sophisticated industry giants, retailers who fail to act decisively risk losing hardfought market share in this ultra-competitive industry.
As the grocery world braces for increasing demands for e-commerce capabilities, grocers would be well served to consider enhancing those in tandem with their in-store digital offerings.
The Online Challenge
To date, online ordering only accounts for roughly 3% of grocery sales in the US, according to the Shelby Report, although that number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. While the last-mile logistical hurdles continue to be problematic, the one big edge that e-commerce gives retailers comes in the realm of data collection.
Every digital transaction provides a wealth of sortable data about shopping habits such as purchase history and frequency. It also provides an array of opportunities for personalizing the interaction. For instance, digital platforms offer numerous options for delivering product recommendations based on past purchases or to pair with products already in the virtual shopping cart.
In addition to creating a more pleasant shopping experience, these are proven ways to drive revenue: a recent Mckinsey report indicated that cross-selling can increase sales by 20% and profits by 30%. Similarly, Amazon admitted way back in 2006 that 35% of its revenues come from its cross-sales and upselling efforts.
While simple apps can provide automated cross-selling capabilities online, grocers must find ways to bring these and other revenue-generating opportunities into their brick-and-mortar locations.
A Seamless Buying Experience, Online and In-Store
With 97% of the reported $600 billion in grocery transactions each year taking place in physical locations, it is imperative that grocers provide a seamless experience across all shopping channels. Brick-and-mortar stores must be able to deliver the same capabilities that customers are increasingly expecting when they order online — ever smoother and more efficient transactions, as well as product recommendations, loyalty rewards and discounts, and enhanced brand interactions.
The future of grocery will be built upon an in-store digital infrastructure made up of a series of connected devices capable of bringing the convenience and personalization of the digital world into the supermarket aisle. This infrastructure can solve discrete problems for consumers — wayfinding, detailed product information, line-busting, product recommendations, couponing, and more. At the same time, it will serve more broadly as a platform for innovation for retailers, to experiment with exciting new brand experiences and digital efficiencies.
The traditional, bulky, custom-built legacy hardware systems simply don’t have the versatility to keep up. Furthermore, in an industry in the midst of transformational changes, investing in expensive, single-purpose devices risks locking companies into operational workflows that might soon be obsolete. Instead, the infrastructure of the future will likely be built upon powerful consumer-oriented mobile devices. Today’s tablets and smartphones possess the features and functionality to enable solutions that solve current needs, such as in-store price checking kiosks, ordering stations, and POS systems, while also providing the hardware capabilities and flexibility to enable a nearly limitless array of future experiences and use cases.
Retail stores today must act as showroom, warehouse, and fulfillment center, providing both product and information wherever and however their customers need it. To enable this, retailers will be well suited to have the following components in place:
A digital infrastructure (from price checkers to point-of-sale terminals to associate handheld tools) that delivers a seamless digital experience throughout the store, while also tracking data for analysis and optimization of the customer experience, inventory management, store layout, product location, and more.
Smart handheld devices that empower associates with full access to product information and customer needs, improving efficiency and productivity.
In-store kiosks that offer a branded, user-friendly interface that will make the in-store experience as convenient as shopping online, maximizing next-gen technologies.
These tools are available now, and the grocery tech race is already well underway. To maintain the status quo or move slowly is to sink into obsolescence. Bold, decisive action to infuse brick-and-mortar supermarkets with the best elements of the digital experience will be critical to surviving grocery’s ongoing transformation.
Senseware’s 2nd generation smart building solution combines hardware, software, & cloud data services enabling owners & managers to optimize their buildings.
Our Platform: Our patent-pending universal interface offers you unparalleled flexibility to manage and control any site.
It all starts with the data collection, which is the essential base for our solution.
1. Consumer profile:
Determine the profile of the consumer interacting. Kimetric uses facial features and skeletal data to identify different profiles and states of mind
• Age, gender and size: Kimetric differentiates between 5 age categories for each gender
• Moods: Kimetric tracks up to 4 different moods: happy, angry, sad, and surprised.
• Head and Eye tracking: Kimetric can detect where the customer is looking at with extreme precision as it not only recognizes head position but also actual eye direction.
2. Clothing recognition:
Identify what the profiles are wearing, this could be used for promotional purposes as well as differentiating customers from store employees
3. Product detection:
Detect with which products consumers are interacting. Kimetric Product detector enables the solution to detect a specific product, including brand logos, products or SKUs, by using machine learning technology.
4. Conversion funnel:
Analyze where the consumers are moving through. It can measure every single step of the conversion funnel, from the total traffic in form of the display to the number of customers that pick up and leave with a product all in real time.
Kimetric displays all the information collected in an easy to use analytics dashboard. Here all information is consolidated as aggregates in an easy to navigate way. What is most important, the information is updated in real time making it very easy to determine and detect possible insight.
Kimetric rules generator uses all the information collected in the analytics dashboard, enabling you to:
• Detect and act upon relevant and impactful data insights: Focus on a more precise form of advertising and relevant messaging targeting according to each consumer type and therefore increase conversion rates
• A/B testing: Test possible situations to ensure to test the effectiveness of each action
Using Kimetric rules generator bringing your insights down to earth is very easy. This will let you act upon consumers in real time delivering interactive experiences design to increase conversion
• Adjust the content display in LCD depending the profile in front of it
• Detect the product the consumer is interacting with and offer targeted discounts
• Let the consumer interact with different digital displays
• Adjust lighting or sounds according to the consumer that enters the store
Marble’s robots are built to perform
Our robots use a hybrid-autonomy system with people at the core of their operations. They use advanced sensors and high-resolution 3D city maps to efficiently and politely navigate busy urban environments. Our robots have swappable cargo bays to transport various types of goods - the best way to transport warm meals isn't necessarily the best way to transport medicine.
RF Controls has developed a highly innovative, first-to-market radio frequency (RF) system which incorporates patent-pending technologies, to yield a game-changing solution to the complex requirements of item identification, tracking and control.
ITCS employs advanced antenna systems, complex mathematical algorithms and signal processing techniques, similar to those which have been applied to military target tracking systems; ITCS greatly enhances the utility of passive UHF RFID systems from nodal (portal) to zonal monitoring, covering a wide area (or volume) using strategically placed integrated antenna arrays, to identify, locate & track a wide range of tagged items concurrently.
Applications for ITCS span the identification and tracking of inventory, capital assets, tools, people, etc., with passive UHF tags attached to items to be identified and tracked. ITCS will also identify and track battery assisted passive (BAP) UHF RFID tags which are compatible with the ISO 18000-6C standard.
ITCS is best classified as a local area real-time location system (RTLS) rather than simply as a high performance RFID reader sub-system, because ITCS provides much more than just tag identification data. By installing ITCS “smart antennas”, you can “illuminate” an area (or volume) in which tagged items move or are stored, and achieve real-time, perpetual monitoring of an area of interest. For example, in a retail setting, you could install ITCS back-of-store and thereby achieve knowledge of what items of inventory you have on hand, and exactly where those items are presently located, leading to improved replenishment process efficiency. Add to this the fact that ITCS keeps a time-sequenced record of the locations of tags (tagged items) as they are read, and you achieve the ability to track the movement of tagged items, automatically. Hence our tag line Identify. Locate. Track.®
Bsquare is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success.
EASILY DRAG & DROP ENGAGING CONTENT
With the Layar Creator, you can enhance flyers, postcards, packaging or any other item with interactive content, including video messages, Web and social links, photo slideshows, music clips and much more!
TRANSFORM EVERYDAY OBJECTS INTO…
A MULTIMEDIA PLAYER: Bring print to life with rich media, including video messages, photo slideshows and music clips.
A SOCIAL MEDIA HUB: Encourage interaction with links to share, follow and like your content on various social media networks.
A CONVERSATION: Find new ways to connect quickly via email or phone and with instant interactive polls and surveys.
WHATEVER YOU IMAGINE: Use your creativity by embedding HTML, allowing other apps to open and other advanced features.
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