Today, technology is proliferating in nearly every industry — including the retail industry. Many recently developed apps and devices have revolutionized both the way people shop, and the way businesses market their products — including smart shelves. Smart shelves are electronic, connected shelves designed to automatically keep track of inventory in a retail establishment. Smart shelves can be hugely beneficial both for the consumers’ shopping experience and the business owners’ selling experience.
With smart shelves, business owners can collect real-time data about what products have been taken from the shelves and what products remain. The shelves are able to update with information about products as soon as they are removed which helps business owners make more informed decisions about what products they should offer their customers and how they should supply their stores.
More Employee Free Time
Smart shelves can do things automatically that employees used to do manually, like keep track of inventory. In this way, smart shelves free up time for sales people and reps on the floor, so personnel can pay better attention to customers’ needs and other in-store tasks. This helps make field team management easier, because teams have more freedom and time to complete necessary tasks.