The Internet of Things in a Retail Store [Infographic]

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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

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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

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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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