RFID & Shopping Archive

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. Key to both of these pilots were RFID enabled pallets and the first project was the SCN Grocery Pilot which was carried […]

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The following video outlines a number of the applications of RFID Near Field Communications (NFC) in cellphones and posters to make line-ups move quickly and make shopping easier.

Probably one of the most beneficial and noticeable consumer improvements RFID can make in shopping is by virtually eliminating the need to line up for the checkout process. Using contactless checkout with RFID on each item will allow for instant reading of all items to be purchased and then the consumer would just have to make […]

From GS1.org: “Just like the internet did years ago, RFID-Technology is set to revolutionise people’s life and work these days. Consumers will benefit from better and safer products and services. GS1 EPCglobal has designed this website for you – to find out more about a fascinating technology.” The Discover RFID site has also been established […]

The below video shows a demonstration by IBM of the clipped RFID hang tag for clothing manufactured by Marnlen RFID of Toronto.

From Engadget: “Most interesting is a new project in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district, which is getting blanketed with 10,000 RFID tags, along with other “beacons” to help out tourists and shoppers make their way around the area. The system includes a handheld device, featuring a 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen, RFID, infrared, 429MHz wireless (for hooking up […]

How many times have you made a specific trip to the store and the item or sometimes multiple items on your list aren’t on the shelf? It can be frustrating because you then have to track down an associate who then searches to see if there’s more items in the back while you waste your […]