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The Roadmap To Source Tagging For Retailers
One of the keys to retailer profitability is availability. Put simply, if a product is not on-shelf in store, then it is a lost sales opportunity. Failure to deliver is likely to result in consumers either taking their business to another retail outlet, or more likely, ordering from a rival digital channel.
Innovative retailers are using RFID technology as a common fabric across many of its merchandise- centric applications to gain real-time insight into merchandise status and to take necessary steps to anticipate and reduce out-of-stocks. In this final series installment, we’ll take a look at how Checkpoint Systems has developed an innovative and efficient approach to this problem.
In Part 1 of this discussion on how retailers can reduce out-of-stocks and improve merchandise availability, we discussed the new market realities facing retailers, including tighter margins, shifting shopper behavior and the need for hyper-accurate inventory availability status. In this installment, we cover how innovative retailers are taking an integrated, intelligent and insightful approach to addressing issues related to inventory management and shrink management in a cohesive manner, often using RFID technology to achieve their most important goals.
Retailing has always been a tough business, marked by demanding consumers, tight profit margins and intense competition. Retailers – even the most successful ones – also have had to confront and overcome various operational challenges such as managing inventories, controlling shrink, representing their brands in an innovative and attractive manner and maximizing every square foot of selling space, while improving shoppers’ experience.
Imaginarium, a leading retailer of products and merchandise for early childhood education and children’s toys, likes to bill itself as having “the prettiest toy shops in the world.” But Imaginarium is savvy enough to recognize that aesthetically pleasing store environments do more than attract shoppers and their children: they also can attract potential thieves.
ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS
Inside The Front-End Changes At Lowe’s
How the Fortune 500 retailer improved the customer experience with a 50% reduction in false EAS alarms, reducing shrink and mitigating associate risk along the way.
American Apparel Deploys Smart Safes To Drive Down Theft
The specialty apparel retailer uses smart-safe technology to protect its assets and employees.
The Expanding Duty Of The RFID Tag
From the supply chain to the store floor and beyond, RFID tags continue to prove their multidisciplinary benefits.
h.h. gregg Challenges The Loss Prevention Philosophy
LP sometimes has an adversarial relationship with store personnel. This electronics retailer has succeeded in creating a mutually beneficial partnership.
Elf™ Mobile Computer
Elf™ offers a comprehensive set of data capture options: a 1D laser scanner tackles applications where speed is essential or an imager decodes emerging 2D barcodes in applications where information beyond a simple identifier is required.
Magellan 1100i On-Counter Presentation Omnidirectional Bar Code Reader
The Magellan™ 1100i omnidirectional presentation scanner is a high performing and versatile data collection tool for a variety of applications.
EVOLVE Electronic Article Surveillance Antennas Checkpoint introduced its EVOLVE platform specifically to help retailers and their suppliers reduce shrink, improve merchandise availability and leverage real-time data in ways never before possible.
R110Xi4™ RFID Printer/Encoder
With Zebra's R110Xi4 RFID printer/encoder—optimized for high-volume operations—you can print and encode a variety of UHF radio frequency identification smart labels for a multitude of applications.
Sensormatic® SensorID™ RFID Printer The Sensormatic SensorID RFID Printer provides a printing and encoding solution for a retailer's or consumer goods manufacturer's current RFID deployment, as well as the flexibility to expand to future printer needs.
Checkpoint Systems Enhances Its Check-Net Print Shops; Can Now Print, Encode, Test One Million RFID Labels In 24 Hours
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, recently announced that its Check-Net print shops have implemented significant new printing capabilities that allow them to quickly print, encode and test RFID labels for apparel retailers and manufacturers employing its source tagging capabilities.
Chico's Partners With Tyco Retail Solutions For RFID-Enabled Inventory Accuracy
Tyco Retail Solutions, a leading global provider of retail performance and security solutions, recently announced positive results from its RFID pilot with Chico’s.
Checkpoint Systems Implements RFID At Inditex Distribution Centers
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has been selected by the Inditex Group to implement Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology into its distribution centers.
Tyco Retail Solutions Unveils TrueVUE 5.1 Software For RFID-Based Inventory Visibility
Tyco Retail Solutions, a leading global provider of retail performance and security solutions, recently announced the release of TrueVUE version 5.1, which further enhances its capabilities to accelerate large scale retail RFID deployments faster and more cost effectively across all stores chain-wide.
Tyco Retail Solutions Implements Advanced New Solution Of RFID Inventory Intelligence For Inditex Group
Tyco Retail Solutions, a leading provider of retail performance and security solutions, recently announced that Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, has awarded Tyco a chain wide contract for RFID-based Inventory Intelligence.
Shrinkage Group Honored At The ECR Europe Awards 2014
The Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) Shrink & On-Shelf Availability Group, supported by Checkpoint Systems, the merchandise availability solutions supplier for the retail industry, has been honored with a prestigious award at The ECR Europe Awards, held at the Annual ECR European Leaders Forum in Brussels.