In The News

February 3rd, 2015

What Will Omnichannel Be Like In 10 Years?

At this year’s NRF, omnichannel continued to be all the rage. But from an RFID perspective, something else was apparent: whereas the omnichannel focus for RFID has been on things like in-store pickup or ship-from-store (fairly basic applications), real momentum is building for apps that until very recently were seen as little more than “concept cars” for the industry. Smart dressing rooms, real-time product tracking and interactive smart mirrors are starting to get major attention and may be nearing an inflection point.

Check out our latest blog post here to see where retail technology might be headed in the near future.

December 18th, 2014

Xterprise Newsletter: Holiday Edition

Our second Xterprise newsletter features the soon-to-be classic “A Visit From Clarity,” as well as a surprise to look forward to in January of next year.

Have a wonderful Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!

Read the full newsletter here.

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December 17th, 2014

RFID Poem: A Visit From Clarity

For the first time (to our knowledge), we’ve created a Christmas-classic RFID poem. Read the whole thing here. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Xterprise and the SML Group!

December 16th, 2014

Employee Happiness = Customer Happiness

When retailers evaluate item-level RFID solutions, it is easy to focus completely on dollars and cents (after all, the returns are VERY attractive, if we do say so ourselves). But one thing that frequently surprises and tickles managers responsible for actual retail operations (and therefore interacting with the people that use the systems they put in place, for better or for worse) is how much item-level RFID can boost employee happiness, job satisfaction and morale.

Simply put, RFID in retail can can allow employees to spend less time doing notoriously disliked things such as taking inventory. This frees up their time to work in more customer-facing roles. Hence, employee happiness = customer happiness.

November 17th, 2014

10 Quick Tips For Retail RFID Stock Management

Our latest blog post covers ten key things to remember about item-level RFID stock management in retail. For instance, did you realize inventory shrink (driven by lack of visibility) is a $37 billion problem?

Read the full post here.

October 31st, 2014

New Blog Post: 7 Things Your Boss Wants to Know About RFID

While you may have already been sold on the benefits of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for greater efficiency and cost savings, you still need to sell it to your boss.

Maybe your boss still prefers manual inventory tracking or whatever system has your company’s had for years. Whatever the case, with strong ownership and RFID supply chain knowledge, you can show your boss the top 7 reasons why the world’s most successful retailers are tracking their inventory with RFID systems.

To read the entire post, click here.

October 30th, 2014

Xterprise Releases New American Apparel Case Study

American Apparel Case StudyXterprise has released a follow-up to its groundbreaking original American Apparel case study. This version focuses on the lessons that have been learned after fully deploying RFID to all 250 American Apparel stores around the globe. With practical takeaways and non-intuitive insights, this case study is well worth the read.

Find out how American Apparel was able to easily deploy RFID to all its stores, providing some surprising and unanticipated benefits of item-level RFID that could only be uncovered through experience. In addition, you can learn more about what Xterprise’s key takeaways have been following the world’s first rollout of item-level RFID to a global specialty apparel chain.

Download this case study, along with the original, by clicking here.