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What To Expect From IoT in Retail Digital Transformation?

March 22 2021, 10:57am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

Digital transformation in the retail industry isn’t the new concept now because retailers are already doing so many experiments with connected & intelligent devices to offer the latest services to customers. They reguarly try to create a advanced digital ecosystem to enter new markets and reshape the business trends.

One of the best digital transformation technologies is IoT (Internet of Things) that offers retailers an opportunity, mainly in three areas: the supply chain, customer experience, and new channels and revenue streams.

Role of IoT in Retail Digital Transformation

IoT has two roles in retail transformation. It is working for customer benefits, and another, it focuses on offering you operational benefits.

What benefits customers can attain from the retail transformation:

1. Contactless Checkout

The most remarkable transformation in the retail industry is contactless checkout that aims to provide a user-friendly shopping experience to your customers. When they visit your online retail stores, it lets your customers avoid queues and kiosks by converting their smartphones into a POS. There is no need to download the mobile app even. It offers an advantage of contactless payments with a full-self service experience.

“COVID has increased the need for autonomous checkout and skyrocketed the technology solutions after having the demand from retailers. There are lot of retail technology service providers have this chance to figure out the need and launch according to the retailer and customers needs. Caper is one of the example, according to a news published at zdnet.

What to like is about the autonomous checkout that allows people to scan the product automatically, meaning customers have no need to do physical scanning of objects from any expert.

Also Read : POS Testing

2. Smart Mirrors

The reason for transformation in the retail industry can be Smart Mirrors, also known as Magic Mirrors. It may be used in the bathrooms of high-end hotel rooms. The presence of a television remote control often gives surprise to guests. When the power button is pressed, a tiny television screen appears “magically” inside the mirror. This form of solution eventually can be found in retail, where it allows simple ads to be shown on mirrors to impress the shoppers.

For example, to help shoppers dress virtually, there are intelligent augmented reality softwares in market that allows customers to check how they are looking without going into a dressing room. Customers can try as many clothes virtually to examine their looks before making a purchase from retailers.

3. Barcode Scanning

It is possible for customers to scan a barcode on a garment to know its information. They can also check different sizes or colors on retailers’ eCommerce sites to improve their personal experience.

Apart from that, customers can use wearable devices or their smartphones to check the product’s reviews, or read comments about products on social media, and scan much more information about the item.

4. Digital Coupons

The major IoT role in retail transformation is to give customers’ seamless shopping experience by hook or crook. With an IoT- based system, customers can easily access personalized digital coupons after entering the store. It helps them save more according to the actual price of items.

Every day, retailers add coupons and give discount options to customers according to their marketing strategy because it helps them increase customer loyalty and provides retailers a way to  make a boost in their sales conversion rates.

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IoT Testing: An In-Depth Guide

October 21 2020, 07:07am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

As the demand for smart devices is increasing, the need for the accuracy of these devices is also at its peak. Now the question here is how we can judge whether the device is functioning accurately or not.

The answer to that question is via IoT testing.  All industries need accurate data, and if the IoT device is faulty, then that will be a blunder which is very difficult to mitigate. IoT testing services check whether the device is functioning correctly or not.

IoT Testing Approaches:

  • UX Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Multiple domain compatibility testing
  • Performance testing

Read the full blog to know more. IoT testing methodology

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IoT Testing : Why To Test IoT and its Challenges?

March 26 2019, 11:17am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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IoT has great importance nowadays as we can collect information from a different platform and share the same across the internet which is processed for different purposes. IoT provides real-time information which was not approachable earlier.

IoT Testing

There is a great demand to access, create, use and share data from any device. It’s the main reason is to provide greater insight and control, over various interconnected IoT devices. That is why the IoT testing framework is essential.

Challenges of IoT Testing?

1. Test Data- To get the obtain test data among different systems, organization among multiple teams and Substantial effort is required.

2. Test Environment- It is not easy to replicate the environment required for IoT testing and demands too much effort and expense.

3. Sensor quality and accuracy- Gadget or Device under test may not be of good quality or have the correct accuracy needed for testing.

View full post to read more about the IoT testing, detailed challenge, and its types.

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What does the Future holds for Internet of Things(IOT) Testing?

August 18 2016, 11:22am

Posted by BugRaptors

What does the Future holds for Internet of Things(IOT) Testing?

The Internet of Things could be the biggest software development and testing opportunity of all time.

Though devices such as tablets, phones and wearable may already seem global, the IoT which is a vast, networked array of sensors and embedded systems. It can eventually scale-down all of them in its global reach and number of services and applications.

Read More Here at http://www.bugraptors.com/iot-testing-future.

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