Advantech, Carrefour Taiwan and Intel Team Up for Building Taiwan’s First Intelligent Hypermarket

When most of the supermarket chains are facing a downtrend of their annual sales revenue, Carrefour Taiwan makes a 10% growth rate in annual sales revenue in 2016, and even makes the top 5 region among Global Carrefour’s list.

What’s the secret?

Carrefour Taiwan team is always thinking about the customers: how to improve the service quality? How to achieve zero-customer-complaints in each store? How to make shoppers enjoy every moment in Carrefour Taiwan stores?

Carrefour Taiwan came to Advantech and told us, their priority in making each strategical decision is all about customers. Seeing the global retail industry is revolving, Carrefour Taiwan knows they have to go further and to lead customers to go beyond traditional retailing.
 “The core is to deliver better service to our customers.” Rami Batieh, the CEO of Carrefour Taiwan said to us during his first visit to Advantech Linkou IoT campus.
 This is the starting point where we begin to discuss with Carrefour Taiwan team how to create real value to shoppers who does shopping in hypermarkets and supermarkets.

Amway Implements Advantech Kiosks and POS Solutions

Currently ranked 2 9th on Forbes’ “America’s Largest Private Companies” list, Amway uses a multi-level marketing model to sell health, beauty, and home care products in various countries. In an effort to offer a truly unique customer shopping experience, Amway planned to build a customer experience center equipped with various interactive “experience kiosks”, such as makeup kiosks and body detection kiosks, that would provide an engaging one-stop shopping environment. Because this would be the first Amway customer experience center, the ability to provide prompt and satisfying service was the company’s most significant concern. To support its vision of providing integrated online and offline services, Amway required reliable, high-performance computing terminals to serve as interactive kiosks and point-of-sale (POS) systems. After evaluating several options, Amway selected Advantech to provide a comprehensive solution capable of supporting diverse applications.
Advantech provided its UTC-510 industrial-grade all-in-one touch computers, for use as interactive kiosks and digital signage displays, and its UPOS-510 POS system.

Read the whole implementation HERE

The Payment Jungle is approaching fast

Continuing our story of Tuesday, it seems that mobile payments are going to be crucial for the retail industry in the future. This future is, unsurprisingly, much closer than we think. Already in 2021 UK retailers are planning to fundamentally change the shopping experience of their customers, especially regarding waiting times and queuing. This is realized through the intelligent mix of mobile payment systems and the thought that every customer will have a smartphone that is able to process the aforementioned details.
Have a look at what UK retailers are planning for their retail and hospitality business in the upcoming four years HERE

Intelligent Customer Visit Management System

Location: Bank branches in the Middle East

The wealth of most Arab nations makes the Middle East a highly competitive market for the banking industry. Banks have invested considerable resources into attracting and retaining VIP customers, with many banks hoping to expand their business and gain new customers by offering additional services and opening more branches. However, as the number of customers visiting branches increases, identifying VIP customers and maintaining a high service quality are becoming considerable challenges for bank staff.

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