ZigBee Retail Services is a new industry standard that will transform the retail environment for retailers and consumers alike. ZigBee Retail Services helps retailers implement multiple components of the in-store environment on a single network. This holistic approach enables retailers reduce costs, increase efficiency and obtain information about customer shopping behavior for improving services. For shoppers, ZigBee Retail Services helps enhance their shopping experience, save time and money and gives them more control of their shopping experience. ZigBee Retail Services can also be integrated with other ZigBee standards to further augment the overall benefits to the enterprise.
ZigBee Retail Services allows retailers to implement multiple components of the in-store environment such as shopping, asset tracking, energy management, merchandising and marketing, and pharmacy services on a single network. This holistic approach enables retailers to reduce costs, increase efficiency and obtain information about customer shopping behavior to be used for improving services.
ZigBee Retail Services helps seamlessly network devices such as Personal Shopping Assistants, Intelligent Shopping Carts, Electronic Shelf Labels, Asset Tracking Tags, Employee Customer Concierge and even In-Home Gateways.
ZigBee Retail Services enables retailers to monitor items from their source through warehousing to in store shelves. Safety and security can be enhanced in distribution by way of asset tracking and monitoring temperature and humidity of perishables reducing spoilage and spillage.
ZigBee Retail Services will support a fully integrated ecosystem of technology suppliers, merchants, distribution centers and both residential and commercial consumers in providing a standard way to purchase, fulfill, automate and monitor the purchase and delivery of goods.
Development of this standard was led by industry leading retail and wireless communications leaders including The Kroger Co., Philips, Schneider Electric, Texas Instruments, AT&T, Exegin, Kinney Consulting, Nietzsche, San Juan Software, STMicroelectronics, Telecom Italia, Ubilogix, V-Mark, and Wincor-Nixdorf.
For more information, download the ZigBee White Paper ZigBee Retail Services – Delivering Next Generation Shopping Experience.