FutureProof Retail Enables Retailers to Offer Commercial-Speed Scanning to Consumers With Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK
New York and San Francisco, Oct. 10, 2018 – FutureProof Retail (FPR), the leading provider of line-free mobile checkout and service counter solutions, and Scandit, the leading enterprise technology platform for mobile computer vision, barcode scanning and augmented reality, have entered into a partnership that enables retailers to deploy FPR’s line-free mobile self-scanning checkout and service counter solutions fully integrated with Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK.
The integrated solution, currently in operation at Spar supermarkets and OKay convenience stores in Belgium, allows shoppers to use their smartphones to scan items while they are shopping, with scanning speeds typically only seen in commercial-grade handheld scanners. Customers are able to view the current total of their shopping basket and at any time, can simply pay with their mobile device and avoid waiting in line at checkout.
Retailers who deploy FPR’s line-free mobile checkout solution no longer lose customers because of wait times. Other benefits include the ability to offer personalized specials for each customer, increasing basket size and shopping frequency. In addition, retailers avoid having to implement expensive hardware with a solution that allows shoppers to bring their own device.
The line-free mobile checkout approach is becoming popular among retailers as it improves customer convenience. Now any retailer can adopt this leading-edge strategy and offer customers the most user-friendly solution in the market, eliminating lines at the cash register as well as service counters.
“Scandit’s industry-leading barcode scanning technologies perfectly complement our mobile platform,” said Di Di Chan, president of FutureProof Retail. “With this partnership, we’re excited to be able to offer mobile self-scanning using shoppers’ smartphones with fast and robust scanning technology.”
“Mobile self-scanning apps enable brick-and-mortar retailers to offer customers a blended physical-digital shopping experience that combines the convenience of e-commerce with the immediacy of the store,” said Samuel Mueller, co-founder and CEO of Scandit. “We are proud to integrate Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK into the FutureProof Retail app to enable retailers to provide maximum speed and scanning performance to their shoppers.”
About FutureProof Retail
FutureProof Retail’s solution is a cost-efficient, line-free checkout system to implement. No expensive sensors, cameras and data processing. No need to change existing shelf layout. No taking up valuable retail real estate. And it even works with fresh items through integration with Bizerba scales. It combines the best parts of ordering online: click & collect, grab & go with line-free checkout and personalized recommendations.
Established and based in New York, FPR is comprised of award-winning software engineers and business developers. FutureProof Retail was founded by a group of impatient shoppers and brings a unique focus to ease of use in mobile self-scanning systems. The FPR-team’s expertise in past endeavors has earned significant accolades in the App Store and across a variety of industries.
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Scandit enables enterprises and consumers to change the way they interact with everyday objects and augment the physical world with real-time data captured by scanning barcodes and recognizing text, objects and other visual identifiers using smartphones, tablets, wearables, drones and robots.
Scandit’s mobile data capture platform is built on proprietary computer vision, augmented reality and machine learning technologies. Companies in industries such as retail, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and healthcare can use Scandit’s technology to create and power mobile apps for crucial enterprise workflows like mobile point of sale, mobile shopping, self-checkout, inventory management and proof of delivery.
Many of the world’s most innovative and successful companies are benefiting from Scandit’s enterprise-grade mobile data capture platform, including Sephora, Louis Vuitton, DHL and Levi Strauss & Co.