All across the US and Canada, Department Stores are popular retail spaces for shoppers to buy everyday items including products such as clothing items, household supplies, as well as fresh food and produce. As such, there are several challenges that your organization faces on a daily basis. These include, but are not limited to:
- Management and tracking of inventory
- Checking expiry dates and restocking
- Monitoring the sale of specific products
- Managing incoming deliveries
- Monitoring and tracking online returns
Our RFID solutions help to automate department store processes to ensure the efficient operation of each store individually as well as your entire organization’s chain of stores.
Using GAO RFID Systems in the Department Store Industry
The GAO RFID Systems for Department Stores help the retail industry ensure that the wide range of assets throughout their operation is managed for optimum efficiency. Every stage of the department store’s business process is critical; it is important to have absolute visibility of assets, inventory, and customers to ensure that your organization’s retail services are competitive and top-notch. Using our RFID Systems, each process can be automated and streamlined, while providing managers with real-time information to make instant decisions.
Management and Tracking of Inventory
It is absolutely vital that your department store has enough inventories that can sustain your daily sales. As your organization is reliant on many retail items in every department for its success, the GAO RFID Asset Tracking System can provide you with a way to check inventory levels on a shelf in seconds, providing important inventory re-ordering data. If handling perishable products, the Asset Tracking System can check inventory levels and expiration dates on fresh products to ensure that every item has the appropriate shelf life and is stocked and stored properly. Our RFID Systems ultimately track inventory as they arrive and sold to inform the management of inventory levels as they are depleted, ensuring healthy inventory levels for all departments throughout the retail space.
Management of Equipment
From cash registers to hydraulic lifts, it is crucial that your department store’s equipment is well maintained. Installing RFID Tags to piece of equipment enables your team to stay informed about equipment conditions and maintenance schedules. By tagging each equipment, regular scans of each asset will provide information such as last maintenance performed, details of maintenance performed, and when the next required maintenance will be performed—automating the maintenance program of all equipment. The GAO RFID Asset Tracking System automates the equipment tracking and maintenance schedule monitoring processes, ensuring all equipment in the store is working at optimal conditions.
Tracking Employees for Efficiency and Payroll
For big department stores and retail spaces, there can be hundreds of employees working simultaneously. By assigning RFID Badges to every employee, their detailed information and location can be identified at any time using the GAO RFID Personnel Tracking System. When employees enter the store, they can sign in using their RFID Badge. The times they sign and out are recorded and can be exported to your existing payroll system to make your payroll calculations more efficient. In addition, as your employees move into different zones and open doors throughout the retail space, their activity is logged. This provides you with a clear view on how efficient your personnel are throughout the day, and can even help you locate them in real-time in case of emergencies.
Controlling Access to Employee Only Areas
In every department store, there are many zones where access needs to be controlled. Doors need to be opened without keys and only for authorized personnel. With our RFID Access Control System, every door is controlled keyless and controlled; your personnel access it using their RFID Badge and you have the flexibility to assign different access rights to different staff, enabling a truly robust way of keeping unauthorized employees out of sensitive zones. Every time a door is opened, our Access Control System logs it in the database and you can view reports that detail who accessed which doors at which time. Using our Access Control System, you can feel secure that the retail space is protected at all times.
Integrating our RFID Systems with your Existing Management Software
Our solution uses the GAO RFID AUTO-ID Engine that incorporates middleware and essential RFID functions to perform RFID data collection and information processing. Using a proper API, this data can be passed on for further processing to your organization’s various systems.
Our team of professionals will use our hardware and system integration expertise to integrate the GAO RFID Systems with your IT architecture. We will seamlessly unify our RFID solution with your current retail management system.
Contact us for more information on how our RFID System can be configured for your organization.