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How Perfect ID’s RFID labels are streamlining retail operations?

  • Abhishek Shukla
  • Jan 12, 2024
  • RFID
How RFID labels are streamlining retail operations?

Integration of technology in business has been the sole criterion of excelling in this industry 4.0 era where various internet of things, AIDC, AI and ML, cloud computing, big data, automation technologies, etc. are at the forefront of this revolution. Like many business domains, retail is not impervious to this, quickly responding to this opportunity of technology-driven automation in day-to-day business operations, POS (point of sale), store customer experience, order fulfillment, supply chain, and logistics.

In recent years, as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, a game-changer in the retail industry, is being quickly adopted by retailers, we are witnessing enhanced levels of automation and a rise in retail value creation. 

Integrating Perfect ID’s advanced RFID labels in business processes allows retailers to transform their operations, enhancing efficiency, accuracy, and customer experience. Perfect ID India Private Limited is a prominent manufacturer of the industry best RFID tags, labels, and inlays, revolutionizing the way we implement AIDC in various industries including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, IT, and supply chain and logistics. 

There are several ways in which RFID labels are revolutionizing retail, specifically focusing on inventory management, store operations, point of sale (POS) systems, and brand protection.

RFID Technology in Retail

According to a survey report on the RFID market around the world, the retail sector is the biggest driver of RFID demands in business applications. The global RFID retail market in 2022, was estimated at 11336.52 million, which is expected to grow at 8.98% CAGR to 18958.57 million in 2030 as per a report on the RFID market in retail. RFID labels are the biggest contributors, revolutionizing retail supply chains and in-store operations. 

RFID labels are smart labels that can be used for item-level tagging in retail. These tags, like barcodes, can be used to store valuable information about retail items, however, unlike barcode labels, RFID labels contain small microchips to store information and small antennas to facilitate RF signals transfer. An RFID reader can be used to interrogate RFID tags on products and to capture information about individual products.

Perfect ID India Private Limited designs and manufactures various kinds of RFID labels and inlays that can be used to tag retail assets, in-store and in warehouses, facilitating inventory management, POS operations, store management, etc. 

These RFID labels include:

UNI-7030 Mount On-metal labels

PID-9727 Long Range RFID Polyester labels

PID-7418 UHF RFID labels

UNI-10125 RFID Flexi Tags

How RFID labels are streamlining retail operations?

There are various ways RFID technology allows retailers to enhance retail operations as follows:

1. Inventory Management

RFID labels have significantly improved apparel inventory management in the retail sector. Traditional barcode scanning methods are time-consuming and prone to errors. In contrast, RFID technology enables retailers to conduct quick and accurate inventory counts, resulting in real-time visibility of stock levels. Retailers can simply attach RFID labels to individual items and track and locate products with ease, streamlining the inventory process, reducing stockouts, minimizing overstocking, and ensuring optimal supply chain management.

2. Store Operations

RFID labels have revolutionized store operations by enabling retailers to enhance efficiency and provide a seamless customer experience. With RFID technology, retailers can automate various tasks such as receiving and replenishing stock, price changes, and shelf audits. Such RFID-based automation minimizes manual labor, reduces human error, and enables employees to focus on more value-added activities. 

Additionally, RFID labels enable retailers to implement smart fitting rooms, allowing customers to view additional product information and request different sizes or colors, enhancing the overall shopping experience.

3. Point of Sale (POS) Systems

Perfect ID’s RFID labels have transformed the traditional point of sale (POS) systems, enhancing the checkout process and reducing friction. With RFID technology, retailers can implement contactless payment and self-checkout options, minimizing wait times and improving customer satisfaction. 

RFID-enabled POS systems also provide real-time inventory information, allowing sales associates to quickly locate products, suggest alternatives, and provide accurate stock availability to customers. The integration of RFID labels with POS systems ensures a seamless shopping experience for shoppers and enhances overall operational efficiency as well.

4. Brand Protection

Counterfeiting and theft pose significant challenges for retail brands. RFID labels offer an effective solution to combat these issues and protect brand integrity. Embedding RFID tags into products allows retailers to track and authenticate items throughout the supply chain.

RFID labels on branded products enable efficient product traceability, reduce counterfeiting, and ensure that customers receive genuine products. Perfect ID offers PID dual-frequency RFID labels that work on UHF (865-867MHz frequency range) and NFC (13.56MHz frequency), allowing users to simply use their smartphones to read the RFID label and authenticate the products themselves. Many prominent wine and liquor manufacturing companies have made such RFID labels a part of their brand labels, allowing consumers to always get the authentic product off the shelves.

Additionally, RFID labels can be used for anti-theft purposes, triggering alarms if an item with an active RFID tag is taken out of the store without proper authorization which leads to enhanced security, reduced losses, and protects both the retailer's reputation and customer trust.

To sum up, Perfect ID-made RFID labels and inlays have brought about a technological revolution in the retail industry, streamlining operations and enhancing every aspect of the retail experience. From inventory management to store operations, and from point-of-sale systems to brand protection, RFID technology has proven to be a powerful tool for retailers. With RFID labels, retailers can achieve greater efficiency and accuracy in inventory management and store operations and enhance customer satisfaction, ultimately driving growth and success in an increasingly competitive market.

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  • Created on Jan 12, 2024
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