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The Internet of Things in a Retail Store [Infographic]

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.  -Wikipedia

So how can retail stores benefit from IoT? In the infographic below we share the most common types of “things” that integrate IoT technology and give a brief explanation of how retail IoT implementation can be a key to success.

The Internet of Things in a Retail Store

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The Most Common IoT Sensors Used in Retail

  • People counting
  • RFID
  • POS
  • iBeacons
  • Barcode scanners
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Fitting Room call buttons
  • Locked cabinets
  • Doorbells for counters that are not regularly staffed

How are IoT Sensors Connected to People and Processes?

  • Wearables
  • 2-way radios
  • Digital and VOIP radios
  • Customer or employee smartphones
  • Laptop and desktop computers
  • Overhead alerting

Want to learn more about harnessing the power of retail technology?

The Keys to Success for Retailers Using IoT

Retail stores that want to maximize the benefits from deploying IoT technology must:

  • Use IoT to enhance the customer experience.
  • Work with a proven technology partner.
  • Use the collected data to improve processes.
  • Decide how the ROI will be measured.
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