Centring on boosting productivity, we highlight some of the key staff-focused tech innovations from Euroshop 2017. Key concepts include all-in-one mobile point-of-sale (POS) solutions, automated audit systems, warehouse robots, and augmented reality (AR) stock detectors.
Stock Searches & Rapid Service
- Devised to combat long waiting lines and omni-channel friction, Panasonic has collaborated with French payment expert Ingenico on ‘Toughpad’. Measuring 7”, the lightweight, multipurpose, mobile point-of-sale device combines a tablet, card reader, pin pad, mini printer, barcode and NFC reader. Catering to “rapid retail environments”, it enables staff to access stock information, take and track orders, process payments and access in-depth product info and branded content. The ‘plug & play’ solution integrates with retailers’ existing customer relationship management and warehouse software systems within hours after set-up.
Increasing stockroom efficiency, Swiss barcode scanner specialist Scandit’s multi-scan app for mobile devices lets staff log-in to several barcodes (such as an entire incoming palette of stock) while simultaneously searching for the location of single products. For example, hovering over a palette of boxes can pinpoint the exact position of a red shoe in a size 39. An AR-style image of the shoe will appear on-screen when the device hits the right spot.