As a technology that has received much attention, IoT technology is widely used in various industries, especially for the retail industry. It is easy for consumers to know the location of products, detailed information, discount sales information and other content in supermarkets and stores, which is obviously beneficial to increase shopping experience. For retailers, it also helps to improve goods and personnel management and achieve more effective sales. jobs.
1. Commodity management of the Internet of Things used in smart supermarkets
Intelligent price tag system
At present, most supermarket shelves are paper price tags, which obviously cannot keep up with the speed of commodity replacement. Therefore, the price tag in the smart supermarket will be replaced with an LED display, and RFID changes will be attached to each item, and an electronic antenna and a microcomputer processor will be installed on the shelf. When the tally is placed on the shelf, the electronic antenna detects the item and contacts the price control system to return the latest price to the on-board microcomputer processor, which is then quickly displayed on the LED display. on. The intelligent price tag system not only displays the price quickly and accurately, but also monitors the shelf life of supermarket products. Once an expired product is found, the LED price tag will be displayed.
Real-time detection of fresh produce
The quality inspection of fresh produce has always been a major problem for supermarkets. Because supermarkets have a large number of fresh products and different insurance standards, this also poses a serious challenge to the quality of supermarket goods. The Internet of Things technology has solved this problem well. First, upload various refrigeration standards for fresh foods in the supermarket to the supermarket Internet of Things system, establish supermarket insurance facilities, establish a real-time control mechanism, and then attach RFID tags to the products. When the goods enter the refrigerator, the system detects and identifies them. This product, according to the insurance plan formulated in advance, adjusts the temperature and humidity of the refrigerator to a series of plastic bags. When the goods exceed the shelf life, the system immediately issues an expiration warning to remind the supermarket staff to replace them immediately.
Inventory control system
When the consumer attaches the RFID tagged product to the shopping cart with the RFID antenna, the system uploads the information to the Internet of Things control system, and the system immediately analyzes the sales speed and sales status of the product, and contacts the season. A series of dynamic factors, such as festivals and stocks, have developed a scientific supply plan and strive to “zero inventory” of commodities.
2. Supermarket settlement of the Internet of Things used by smart supermarkets
Smart shopping cart
Install a microcomputer processor with an electronic antenna on the shopping cart. When the RFID-changing product leaves the shelf and is placed in the shopping cart, the product has been recorded by the shopping cart. When you finish shopping, just take out the product. The bank card is lightly brushed at the location of the supermarket, and the settlement is completed, eliminating the need for the cashier to scan each bar code with a scanner. In the future, if there is a bank card with RFID function, as long as the consumer walks out of the supermarket with the goods, the settlement is automatically completed. Also, when the item you want to buy can’t be found, just enter the product name on the touch screen of the shopping cart, the display will immediately show the best route to find the product, and you can always look at the current purchase. The total price, such a magical shopping cart will definitely be your best companion for shopping.
Smart bank card
Introducing RFID technology into the bank card industry, this is to take out the unsettled goods in the consumer premises and the system will automatically deduct from your bank card, which greatly speeds up the shopping efficiency and greatly reduces the robbery rate.
How to apply RFID technology to supermarkets and build intelligent supermarkets is one of the hotspots in the industry. By implementing the smart supermarket plan, improving customer experience and timely grasping the information of commodity circulation, it can save costs and boost supermarket transformation, thus greatly improving sales profit. In the future, traditional supermarkets will combine the Internet of Things to conduct accurate marketing through big data analysis, push targeted and targeted product information and preferential information, subvert the traditional supermarket business model and enhance customer experience. RFID technology is gradually deepening into our daily lives and changing our way of life.