Through Radio Frequency Identification – short RFID – and other ubiquitous-systems-technologies physical objects can automatically be translated into data and be transferred to information systems. The Internet of Things (IoT) describes exactly this kind of virtualization.

By implementing RFID chips into fashion garments, these can be recorded and tracked along the whole retail value chain.

The IoT makes the insertion of innovative technologies possible throughout stores and on the sales floor, like:

  • intelligent shelfs
  • intelligent dressing rooms
  • security systems like theft warning
  • systems for self checkout

A IoT-secured “Smart Store Environment” implies high quality in customer service and a widely automated processes.