RFID Systems for Home Centres/Hardware Stores

Appliances, paint supplies and patio furniture are just some of the items on display at home and hardware centres across Canada and the U.S. These often sprawling complexes have become a necessity for consumers who are more and more interested in home improvement. Hardware stores are no longer just a place to pick up a hammer or two. They have morphed into venues that promise to fulfil lifestyle fantasies by way of updating your kitchen or modernizing your back deck. GAO RFID is aware of the transition many hardware stores have undergone in the past decade. With thousands of new products and more customer interaction required, managers are turning to our company to meet its organizational challenges.

Using GAO RFID Systems in the Home Centre/Hardware Store Industry

We have become the preferred choice for companies in the retail sector. Merchandising solutions and personnel management strategies are among the areas we specialize in. GAO RFID can make your operations run exponentially smoother. But we understand it may be tough to know where to start. That’s why we’ve pared down a list of questions our potential home centre clients have asked. Read on to see how our company answered those questions—and how we can get working for you.

Question: We’re trying to streamline our merchandising strategy with a focus on accurate product documentation. Can GAO RFID help?

The answer is yes. Our company has expert knowledge in the tracking of inventory, and we have perfected our RFID technology for optimal performance in this field. GAO RFID’s Asset Tracking System is the superior choice. Our RFID Tags and Reader s allow you to track all store merchandise. All tagged items will send signals to our Hand Held RFID Readers that relay inventory level information to the database. Use our comprehensive software to analyze the information, including the items’ whereabouts and how many remain in stock. You can even customize our system to trigger automatic re-orders when merchandise is running low—that is smart product replenishment!

Question: In the past year, we’ve expanded our human capital. But we’re now finding it difficult to keep track of our employees. Does GAO RFID offer solutions in personnel management?

Our RFID Personnel Tracking System is precisely the solution you need. Although this system can be used to keep physical track of your workers, it can also do a whole lot more. Use GAO RFID technology to determine where your human capital is most needed. Is it in the gardening centre or small appliance department? With each employee given an RFID Badge and RFID Readers placed across the store, you can track employee movement and see how long each stay in certain areas and whether those patterns are productive for the business. You can then use this info to reconfigure your employees accordingly. Our RFID Personnel Tracking System can also streamline your payroll by logging badge-in and out times and export this data to your existing payroll management system. The best part is all of our products can be expertly customized to meet your day-to-day needs.

Question: Our home centre is not just a standalone retail outlet. It is part of a larger facility that includes a warehouse, snack lounge and parking lot. How can we better manage our complex?

GAO RFID’s Access Control System is the all-in-one solution for your property’s needs. It is specifically designed for situations like yours, whereby the retail venue is part of a larger consumer experience. Here are just some the system’s features:

  • Ability to restrict access to sensitive areas with our sophisticated badging configurations
  • Ability to control energy and lighting resources by synchronizing fixtures within the facility
  • Opportunity to manage parking lots and monitor vehicle entry points without human supervision
  • Customizable reporting options that store and categorize captured data in real-time

Question: One of our current issues is the time it takes to process customers in a lineup—we know that the quicker we can process a sale, the happier the customer is (and the more transactions we can complete). Can RFID help?

 Our RFID System is the answer. Since our RFID Tags do not require line of sight or individual barcode scanning to be read, your checkout process can be significantly shortened. RFID Readers integrated with your POS systems can read items being purchased in bulk, making the entire checkout experience quicker, and more satisfying to your customers!

Integrating our RFID Systems with your Existing Management Software

GAO RFID’s Systems can be deployed as a standalone solution or can be integrated with other software solutions, according to your needs.

At the core of our solution is GAO RFID’s AUTO-ID Engine which incorporates middleware and essential RFID functions that perform RFID data collection and information processing. Our AUTO-ID Engine seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of retail management systems so that you can access the data it collects directly via the system or systems you currently have in place.

Our team of seasoned professionals will smoothly integrate the appropriate GAO RFID Solution with your IT architecture. The result is an RFID solution that is seamlessly unified with your retail management system.

Contact us for more information on how our RFID Systems can be configured for your organization.