Brick and Mortar – But No Walls March 18th, 2020

Brick and Mortar – But No Walls

NRF, Retail’s biggest show, was a huge success this year, focusing on how Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things tools are connecting people all around the globe. The following in-store processes have shown significant evidence of how point-of-sale solutions are impacting the physical brick and mortar stores that we still see today.

Managing inventory levels through AI

You can streamline your inventory management processes with certain barcode scanning abilities, combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence functions. Scan technologies improve overall ergonomics and reduce the frustration and fatigues that can come along with employees’ daily workflow. Automating those processes can cut back on the mundane, manual tasks so that they can focus on keeping shelves fully stocked.

Promising a more connected and frictionless shopper experience

Every store is working to deliver a sense of a more “with you” customer service experience. That can be achieved through voice-powered solutions that solve your biggest challenges and create a more personalised and immersive shopping experience. Voice-controlled mobile platforms can connect hourly workforce to an enterprise network for the first time, eliminating the need for two-way radios and overhead paging, and giving all employees real-time access to information such as inventory and orders.

Maximizing the value of returned inventory

How are retail stores handling the excess of returned products when it comes to inventory management? Are they recycling, discarding, or donating that extra content? All of that additional stuff can pile up and take up valuable space. Companies today work to make sure retailers are enabled with immediate, data-driven guidance on how to deal with each return for the highest profitability, the least waste and the smoothest customer experience.

BOPIS is booming

Buy Online, Pick Up in Store is a good trend popping up throughout retail. Voice-directed order-fulfilment solutions are helping retailers to navigate the exact location of orders and even provide the most efficient route to find it, possible.

Honeywell can offer all of these solutions and perfect the brick and mortar stores are operating! Are you interested in learning more about Honeywell’s Brick and Mortar/POS solutions? Make sure to contact your BlueStar representative today.


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.