Reading about Kroger’s partnership with Microsoft to bring the Retail as a Service(RaaS) solution to market, kindled the curiosity more.
Scan, Bag, Go
Scan, Bag, Go lets you scan items that you pull off the shelf using a handheld device provided by Kroger.
- First we need to scan the barcode on the individual item or on the produce sign with the price.
- Then we need to scan the barcode near the scale.
- After that we need to actually weigh the produce. The weight will be displayed on the handheld scanner. After you accept, it gets added to your order.
“Scan, Bag, Go” will keep a running total making it easy to come in under budget on the weekly groceries. This we thought is a great feature!
EDGE Shelf (Enhanced Display for Grocery Environment) was amazing! We saw the price change happening automatically without manual intervention and it was displaying specials.
Connected by IoT sensors and powered by Microsoft Azure AI, EDGE Shelf should connect with Kroger’s “Scan, Bag, Go”, to create a unique guided shopping experience for customers. There is a lot of potential for selling digital advertisements.