Internet of Things RFID technology boosts supermarkets to achieve rapid transformation

- Jul 11, 2018-

At present, many supermarkets have already opened mobile payment functions. When they buy things, they only need to pick up the mobile phone when they check out the payment. The cashier uses the cash register barcode gun to scan the payment code in the customer's mobile wallet, showing that the payment is successful, the entire payment process can be completed. The whole journey is only a few seconds. Internet of Things RFID technology combined with supermarket application technology to promote supermarkets to achieve rapid transformation, RFID technology will make our lives more convenient!

Nowadays, there are more and more people using mobile wallet to pay, and many customers think that this novel payment channel is very convenient, and the supermarket can also greatly shorten the payment waiting time. The person in charge of a supermarket said that with the cultivation of O2O consumption habits, mobile payment is gradually becoming a mainstream consumption method. Traditional supermarkets provide us with convenience, but it is not difficult to find out, for example, supermarket price tag replacement is not timely or error occurs. The frequent theft of supermarket goods and the inability to monitor and replace the perishable goods in a timely manner have become increasingly prominent. Nowadays, with the maturity of the Internet of Things technology, these problems will be solved.

I. The Internet of Things revives the traditional retail industry

 The possibility that the Internet of Things technology will revitalize the traditional retail industry mainly includes two aspects. On the one hand, it is the IoT device itself. First of all, for many consumers, the concept of IoT devices is still vague. Even if various online media continue to promote and promote, it is impossible to form an effective concept without real contact. At this time, just like smartphones and computer retail stores, their role is not only in sales, but also in display functions.

 Second, the Internet of Things technology itself will have a positive effect on 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.

3Second, the specific application analysis of the transformation of the Internet of Things to promote supermarkets

1. Commodity management of the Internet of Things used in smart supermarkets

1 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 the expired product is found, the LED price tag will be displayed.

2 real-time detection of fresh goods

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 products 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 goods. 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.

3 inventory control system

When a consumer attaches an RFID tag-equipped product to a shopping cart with an electronic 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

1 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 you want to buy the item you can't find, just enter the product name on the touch screen of the shopping cart, the display will immediately show the best route to find the item, 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.

2 smart bank card

Introducing RFID technology into the bank card industry, it is necessary to take out 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 last robbery rate.

How to apply RFID technology to supermarkets and build intelligent supermarkets is one of the hotspots that retail giants are paying attention to now. By implementing smart supermarket plans, improving customer experience and timely grasping information on commodity circulation, it can save costs and boost supermarket transformation. Thereby greatly increasing the 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 will change our lives in the future!