Recall the classic “Chat and Cut” episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm? We’ve seen it; we may be ashamed to admit that we’ve even done it. It’s that unseemly act of feigning familiarity with someone vaguely known for the sole purpose of cutting in line. But alas, technology may just put an end to the retail queue, and with it, the socially unacceptable practice of the Chat and Cut.
Thanks to technology, we’re not just digital, we are connected – to people and things – and things are connected to each other. The Internet of Things (IoT) is propelling us forward and an increasingly Internet savvy population expects interactivity and connectedness.
This connectedness is manifesting itself at retail, where systems – POS, inventory, surveillance, digital signage and even self-service kiosks – are connected. This is the Connected Store.
In the Connected Store, retailers have a better understanding of their customers’ propensities, which allows them to appropriately stock the shelves, provide personal recommendations, become flexible in the way they accept payments, provide better customer service, and ultimately, operate more efficiently and profitably.
Intel® Architecture Brings It Together
The Connected Store based on Intel® architecture and technologies provides the security, analytics, manageability, and scalability your retail customers need, coupled with the dynamic graphics shoppers expect. This include technologies such as Intel ® Core™ microarchitecture for processing power, Intel® RealSense™ technology for advanced user interaction and biometric security, and Intel® vPro™ Technology and Intel® Active Management Technology for advanced remote monitoring and maintenance.
See It Here, Now, at ISS
Visit the Connected Store Showcase at the Intel® Solution Summit 2014 (April 23-25, 2014, Aria Resort and Casino Las Vegas). Go shopping and experience the connected store with technology including intelligent vending that gives shoppers a 360-degree view of products, in-store marketing via digital signage managed by Intel® Retail Client Manager (Intel® RCM), and digital security and surveillance that generates data upon which analytics can be applied to improve operational efficiency.
While you’re there, attend a break-out session and meet with Intel experts to discuss real-world applications that you can take to your customers. You can also use the tokens you earn during ISS to purchase Intel merchandise!
Intel architecture-based solutions in responsive and connected stores will help safeguard your retail customers’ investments for the future and help you increase your revenue today.
Imagine, the retail Chat and Cut could soon be a thing of the past. Thankfully, at least for Larry David, there’s still the buffet line.