Supermarket Tech: How Digital is Transforming How We Shop
The e-commerce industry is booming and this is viewed as a threat by many of the store owners who own a brick and mortar store. The truth, however, is that with multiple developments like multi-channel shopping, virtual shopping assistant, store pickup option and efficient queue management systems have altogether revolutionized the experience of shopping at a physical store. Stores that make use of these advancements show remarkable improvements in their sales and do not have to feel threatened by their online counterparts.
Smartphone apps to assist in shopping
There are various types of smartphone apps that help in shopping in many ways. There are apps that allow users to fully understand the details about any product before purchasing it at a local store. And there are apps that give real-time information about the nutritional value, possible allergens and details about the ingredients on scanning the label of a particular product. Users would thus be able to know exactly what they are purchasing.
Coupons and more coupons
Coupon sites like Couponobox play a major role in helping users identify the best discounts that can help them save money when they shop. Some websites have the codes and coupons that could also be used at physical stores or supermarkets.
Shop online and pick up from a store
Finding the product on your shopping list, walking through the supermarket aisle after aisle can be tedious. This is where the online shopping apps come into the picture. There are many supermarkets that now make the best use of technology. They have convenient mobile apps and allow users to search for the products and place the order online and then pick up the billed package from the store.
IoT has a role to play
With the integration of IoT on a large scale, supermarkets would be able to enhance their inventory management and also cut down the billing times. So customers would not have to walk out of the store empty-handed and would not have to bear long queues.…