Unmanned retail stores can not only break the time limit of the traditional retail model, but also upgrade the shopping experience. Through RFID, big data, cloud computing and other technologies, it can provide users with more personalized product services and experiences, and realize social operations and precise marketing.
The RFID technology of unmanned stores are the following three modes:
Pre-identification (identity) mode
Pre-identification (identity) mode refers to that users need to perform identification before opening a smart commodity cabinet or unmanned store door before shopping. For example, in the unmanned store introduced by Auchan, customers need to scan the QR code (identity authentication) before entering, which belongs to a typical pre-identification (identity) application. If the recognition cannot be completed, the consumer cannot perform the shopping action. (Commodities are equipped with RFID tags and form corresponding electronic bills).
Identification-free (identity) mode
Identification-free (identity) mode means that users can purchase goods without identity recognition. Generally, this type of unmanned store will have an access control system. Consumers can directly enter the store through physical switches. After the consumer enters, the access control is automatically locked. After the consumer completes the shopping and the payment is successful, the access control can be reopened. (Commodities are equipped with RFID tags and form corresponding electronic bills).
Full open mode
The fully open mode means that users can freely enter and exit the store, and can freely choose products. Commodities are provided with RFID and QR code payment tags, and consumers can leave the store after selecting the commodity and scanning the code to complete the payment. However, if you leave the store without paying, the access control system will automatically detect and report to the police. The advantage of the fully open mode is that it can solve the problem of multi-point shopping settlement, and the store transformation is relatively controllable. If this mode is equipped with a small number of service personnel and combined with the application equipment of the first two modes, it is particularly suitable for convenience stores and supermarkets to form a new mode of manned and unmanned combined applications.