30th August 2019 - New format loss prevention technology developed by Checkpoint Systems is at the heart of an autonomous convenience store launch in China.
The deployment sees Checkpoint’s new G40 antenna installed in hundreds of completely un-staffed stores across the country, each stocking around 500 products and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The roll-out offers city dwellers a connected shopping experience that is operated using their smartphones.
The solution is designed to meet the needs of both the retailer and the new autonomous in-store environment. Required to sit in a very small footprint, while at the same time reducing backfield detection and false alarms caused by customers walking behind the antenna, Checkpoint’s new G40 – a super slimline and condensed RF-based, EAS antenna is designed to maximise space for product display in challenging environments.
Essential for unmanned stores, the G40’s EVOLVE electronics platform enables remote maintenance and system updates to minimise downtime, while EVOLVE-store LP analytics ensures the retailer can monitor EAS activity across their estate to identify patterns and trends in unusual activity, identifying high risk stores in need of further support.
Complete Loss Prevention solution:
Delivering a seamless self-service checkout process while maintaining loss prevention measures is a key requirement in autonomous stores to deliver a positive customer experience. To fulfil this, Checkpoint’s market leading 410 EP and 410 HA labels were applied on a variety of different products in-store - from health and beauty, to foods, beers, wines and spirits, while accurate and rapid deactivation of the labels was achieved with Checkpoint’s Counter Point Intelligence System (CPiD), with EAS interlock enabling one-step deactivation.
Simon Edgar, Senior Director of EAS Solutions at Checkpoint Systems comments: “The introduction of these new autonomous stores in China is defying the stigma attached to the unmanned store concept. As the first truly autonomous stores that operate a workable, mass deployable business model; our labels, deactivation and new G40 antenna is helping to secure one of the world’s most innovatively designed food outlets.
“The success of this roll-out is in no small part to do with Checkpoint’s ability to deliver technology to meet the requirements of the retail market, and a result of how closely we work with our customers on-site to understand their needs.”
Checkpoint Systems, a division of CCL Industries, addresses two critical issues for its customers: Improving Profitability and Improving Consumer experience. With consumer demands accelerating at an extraordinary rate driven by technology, Checkpoint recognizes the challenges faced by its customers in the rapidly evolving retail market. We deliver intelligent solutions – bringing clarity and efficiency into the retail environment anytime, anywhere. Through a unique offering of software, hardware, labels, tags and connected cloud based solutions, Checkpoint optimizes operational efficiencies through analysis of real time data captured throughout the Supply Chain and in store then translating this to clear concise actions and tasks.
We provide end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Checkpoint’s solutions are built upon 48 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading RFID hardware, RFID software, and comprehensive labeling capabilities, to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint’s customers benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing merchandise availability solutions, to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy. Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs 4,500 people worldwide.