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Monitoring systems report essential data and help decide if materials are safe, delivered on time, and transported in the right condition.
Fremont, CA: The retail industry, like many other industries, is adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) and its transformation. Retailers are implementing IoT technology to improve customer experience, lower cost, boost growth, and optimize total performance.
Here are four ways retailers can utilize IoT to improve their business:
Supply Chain and Logistics
IoT sensors help retailers track goods across the entire supply chain. Monitoring systems report important data like temperature, location, humidity, shock and tilt, insights into quality control, and sustainability. It also helps decide if materials are safe, delivered on time, and transported in the right condition. These data can help retailers make their transport logistics more efficient, limit product damage, and prevent loss.
Retailers use IoT technology to track lost shopping carts and baskets to help stores minimize the cost of replacing them. They can track the assets by placing sensors on them to know the exact location and receive updates and notifications if it is damaged. These tracking devices can function indoors and outdoors and can be used for months or years without replacing batteries. The sensors help retailed enhance customer experience by making sure they have sufficient shopping baskets and carts available for shoppers.
Food Safety Monitoring
IoT solutions help minimize loss because of spoilage and ensure that food safety procedures are complied with by precisely tracking the food storage facilities’ storage. A simple device installed in the storage unit, connected to an online dashboard can be configured to send a notification in case of abnormal temperature levels. IoT sensors help retailers protect perishable goods, assure optimal freshness, and limit waste.
Customer Satisfaction Monitoring
Retailers leverage IoT technology capabilities to improve customer service. IoT sensors linked to a dashboard or a set of color-coded buttons enable stores to gather customer feedback instantly after shopping. The data provides real-time shopper satisfaction insights that can enhance the in-store customer experience.