Connecting Stores and Consumers Closer
With the popularity of Wi-Fi and smartphones on the rise
profound changes have taken place to the way consumers make purchases
To predict inventory more accurately and swiftly, retailers should consider using mobile devices and IoT technology to monitor the flow of goods in chain stores.
This also serves to better respond to the needs of consumers, to optimize the user experience. We have received an invitation to participate in a project of establishing a smart store in China, with the main idea of the project being O2O and guided shopping.
The O2O smart stores host the Point-of-Sale information system (POS system) at the local site and synchronize inventory and sales information to the e-commerce cloud. In the event of a network or system failure, the stores can continue to provide service. The stores provide free WI-FI for customers to search for and order items using the APP on their smartphones or tablets on their shopping carts. Moreover, customers can receive discount information from the tablets on the shopping carts.
In recent years, China’s retail business has developed rapidly. Chains and stores are looking to the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to optimize the user experience. We have received an invitation to participate in a project of establishing a smart store in China, with the main idea of the project being O2O and guided shopping. The stores provide Wi-Fi so consumers can shop on their smartphones. At the same time, the shopping carts are equipped with the IEI IOVU series to help consumers locate the desired products and their prices. Additionally, the TANK-860-QGW acts as a micro-server hosting POS and inventory software. Even if the network goes down, the store will continue to provide service.