In recent years, we can see that many companies have unmanned vending machines placed in them, which makes our life more convenient. There is no need to waste extra time in queuing, and payment can be made by scanning.
As we all know, it is not easy to transform traditional retail to new retail, and to integrate with online. It requires a lot of technological support. For example: Amazon Go physical convenience store uses sensor fusion and depth
Learning algorithm. The Japanese government's push for "unmanned convenience stores" uses RFID automatic identification technology. Auchan and RT-Mart introduced unmanned shop equipment that is also based on RFID technology.
Unmanned shops based on RFID technology currently mainly have the following three modes, which are divided into main categories according to the use process:
1, pre-identification (identity) mode
2, recognition-free (identity) mode
3, full open mode
Pre-identification (identity) mode means that when users open the smart merchandise cabinet or the door of an unmanned store, they need to perform identity recognition before shopping. For example, the unmanned store introduced by Auchan must scan the QR code (identity authentication) before entering, which is a typical pre-identification (identity) application. If the identification cannot be completed, the consumer cannot make shopping! Equipped with RFID tags and form corresponding electronic bills).
Identification-free (identity) mode means that users can purchase goods without identification. Generally, such unmanned stores have an access control system. Consumers can directly enter the store through a physical switch. After the consumer enters, the access control is automatically locked. After the consumer completes the shopping and the payment is successful, the access control can be reopened. (The goods are equipped with RFID tags and form corresponding electronic bills).
Full open mode means that users can freely enter and exit the store, and can freely choose products. The products have RFID and QR code payment tags. Consumers can leave the store after selecting the products and scanning the code to complete the payment. However, if you leave the shop without completing the payment, the access control system will automatically detect and alarm. The advantage of the fully open model is that it can solve the multi-point shopping settlement problem, while the store transformation is relatively controllable. If this mode is equipped with a small number of service personnel and combined with the application equipment combination of the first two modes, it is particularly suitable for convenience stores and supermarkets to form a new mode of combined application of manned and unmanned.
Unmanned retail stores can not only break the time limit of the traditional retail model, but also upgrade the shopping experience. Through RFID, big data, cloud computing and other technologies, it is possible to provide users with more personalized product services and experiences, and realize social operations and precise marketing. With the blessing of advanced technology, the retail industry is rapidly changing, and the retail ecological pattern is also being reconstructed. At this time, what the retail industry needs to do is change.