Finding the right solution that provides inventory visibility in your store can be a challenge. Therefore, we will be sharing with you a compiled list of the different alternatives to choose from, which will allow you to automatically sense the location and movement of virtually every asset in your store.
In addition to this, with the right inventory visibility solution in place you will be able to eliminate out-of-stocks and overstocks, prevent lost sales, quickly fulfill online orders for in-store pickup, spot and stop potential theft before items leave the store and much more.
Zebra SmartLens for Retail is a multi-faceted solution that provides retailers with the ability to sense, analyze and take the right real-time actions to increase sales, enable successful omnichannel operations and reduce shrink and operational costs.
The foundation of this ground-breaking solution is the family of sensors that automatically sense and record the location and movement of merchandise and assets throughout the retail store. These overhead RFID sensors are designed for different areas of your store, including the backroom, exit/entry points, the sales floor, and Point of Sale (POS).
Entry or Exit Point Tracking
Know which direction inventory is traveling as it moves in or out of your facility through receiving and entry/exit points with the Zebra ST5500 Transition Reader. Understand where it is headed to better track location or prevent theft.
While the standard RFID readers detect presence only, Zebra’s pre-configured ST5500 transition RFID reader tracks items on the move and provides visibility on both presence and direction through important entry/exit points. It works in virtually any area in your facility – from your main building entry and exit areas, including the receiving and loading docks, to interior transition points such as the warehouse and plant floor in a manufacturing plant. It is designed to mees specific needs in challenging areas, such as backrooms and isles where metal, fluorescent lights and more can create interference. This product is also at home in aisles and will-call areas that require very tight read ranges.
One of the main benefits is that everything you need is already pre-configured and ready to go. Simply suspend from the ceiling or mount on a wall for fast and easy deployment. There’s no need to add any additional components since this transition reader includes both the reader and antennas in to the housing.
Backroom Inventory Tracking
Detect and record the movement of RFID-tagged inventory from the moment it enters your backroom or warehouse to the moment it leaves. This sensor logs items passing through your pos lanes.
With a highly localized antenna technology, a pos lane smartlens sensor can be installed in every lane, without risking interference. Inventory accuracy and visibility into shrink improve. And your pos lane and transition point smartlens sensors work together to identify items exiting your store that have not traveled through a pos lane, alerting you to potential theft — before it happens.
Everything you need is already integrated inside the housing, pre-configured and ready to go. Just mount on the ceiling or on a wall for fast and easy deployment.
Checkout Lane Tracking
Log items passing through POS lanes in your retail store or will-call areas in your warehouse or manufacturing facility with the Zebra SP5504 Point of Sale Antenna.
This sensor logs items passing through your POS lanes. With a highly localized antenna technology, a POS Lane SmartLens Sensor can be installed in every lane, without risking interference. Inventory accuracy and visibility into shrink improve. And your POS Lane and Transition Point SmartLens Sensors work together to identify items exiting your store that have not traveled through a POS lane, alerting you to potential theft — before it happens.
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