New, connected shopping environments combine the mobile and social experience while leveraging changes in payment methods. With advances in wireless, power, optics, and miniaturization technologies, retailers make it easier to buy with smarter incentives, informed decision making, and more convenient fulfillment through an omnichannel strategy.
Omnichannel means servicing a customer in their preferred mode — in store, online with home delivery, and online with in-store pick-up or at an automated retail location. For example, near-field communications can trigger a display of targeted discounts or be used to process a payment. Robotic systems can monitor inventory, store compliance, and pricing as well as retrieve and deliver stock to a shelf, a counter, or a residence. The consumer can instantly share their shopping experience with friends. The connected product itself can communicate, perhaps enabling remote operation or reporting a need for refills. Data and related analytics are key to identify and track customer behavior and preferences, and ensure accurate pricing and inventory availability at the point of fulfillment.
Jabil engineers, builds, and ramps products for the modern retail environment that include barcode/RFID scanners, kiosks, ATMS, point-of-sale devices, and intelligent vending. Regardless of the product mix, designers creating retail environments partner with Jabil to consider how to integrate Bluetooth, WiFi, RFID, GPS connectivity, and a multitude of other sensor capabilities into components that reflect style and sustainability. These components typically require custom, innovative design and precision manufacturing using advanced Jabil expertise.
With operations in over 90 sites in 23 countries, we design and build vertically-integrated solutions on a foundation of:
Specific Jabil capabilities for retail applications include:
Our best-in-class, end-to-end services accelerate our customers’ time-to-market and ensure market leadership. From design and fabrication through testing and our proprietary supply chain software InControl™ — Jabil delivers technological and innovative solutions for retail products.
The Jabil InControl™ platform offers an industry-leading service that provides customers end-to-end visibility of their supply chain along with the advanced data analytics to pinpoint opportunities for profit, and areas of concern or risk before they become problems.
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