In department outlets, hundreds of items are sold to customers every day. When the required amounts of goods demanded by customers are not on the shelves, the current stock position is checked by the sales reps, although there are circumstances such as not being able to identify the stock amount on time, even if the product exists in the system. The fact that the stock scheme does not work correctly has a detrimental effect on the profits of many brands. We are recently getting used to RFID technology in the retail industry that a smart packaging solution to brings an end to these risks and uncertainties.
With RFID, a technology that helps you to track the product from the moment it is made to the moment it is sold, goods with an identification tag which is utilizing RFID sensors meet the consumer more easily.
Specific details of a product can be reached immediately on which aisle or even on which shelf each commodity in the shop is placed with the portable handheld terminals that can be carried by mobile sales consultants. Customer requests can then be addressed automatically, missed items can be monitored regularly, and new ones can be substituted.
Smart Shelves with Item Level Tagging Feature
For Item-Level-Tagging (ILT) business applications, UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is gaining growing interest. Significantly better service can be provided by RFID technology in several sectors to eliminate or mitigate human error. In the retail sector, real-time inventory focused on RFID Smart Shelves enables current consumer demand for goods to be tracked, through timely replenishing orders to escape an out-of-stock condition, and through increasing revenue through added facilities.
Passive RFID System for Shelf Monitoring
Item positioning can also be useful to an automated real-time store, and the UHF-RFID passive technology actually offers a low-cost radio localization.
In practical means, it enables additional capabilities to be created, such as preventing misplaced goods in the pharmacy industry (e.g., missing or disrupting sales due to medications in the wrong desk drawer) or in the retail industry (e.g., items left by consumers on the wrong shelf, things banned or lost in the fitting room).
Active RFID System for Shelf Monitoring
On the other side, the Active Shelf system is used for detecting and locating items in situations such as stores, pharmacies, libraries or factories, and warehouses, or any form of the area requiring the positioning of objects on shelves or racks. In particular, a single reader is used to monitor a vast number of antennas that radiate at various instants of time. They are organized in the racks to partition the inventory area into resolution cells.
What are the promises of RFID sensors for the retail industry?
- By modifying the procedures in the industries related to these applications, RFID makes firms more competitive.
- Because of its familiarity with numerous ERP systems used in the textile industry, this methodology provides a simple and quick procurement process.
- Through placing the RFID sensors in processes in the supply chain, several concerns completely unique to the textile and retail industry can be addressed.
- The basic physics of the space component is constrained by requirements in retail stores and space must be used efficiently. RFID offers detailed commodity recognition and reliable stock control at this level.