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Amazon Go Delayed: What You Need to Know About the Online Retailer’s First Brick-and-Mortar Store

Posted by Allen Haynes on Apr 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Amazon’s store of the future – Amazon Go – has been delayed due to the store’s system being unable to track more than 20 people inside the store at a given time, according to recent industry reports and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, the system is reportedly having issues understanding if an item has simply been "moved from its specific spot on the shelf."

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Topics: queue management, grocery, Amazon Go

Calculating the benefits of a queue management system

Posted by Lorie Fontaine Demski on Mar 1, 2017 1:25:02 PM

Before implementing a new system or process, most retailers are required to evaluate the cost and benefits. This evaluation typically takes place during a proof of concept (POC) or pilot during which one or more stores are used to trial the new system. Following are some tips for determining the return on investment of a queue management system. While this example is specific to implementing a queue management system, the guidelines can be applied to other projects.

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Topics: Labor Costs, queue management, supermarket

Serving Those Who Serve Themselves: 4 Ways to Optimize Self-Service Checkout Performance

Posted by Allen Haynes on Jan 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: self-service checkout queues, self-checkout, queue management

Powered by Irisys Technology, Kroger Saves $250 Million in Operating Costs

Posted by Allen Haynes on Nov 15, 2016 3:52:20 PM

The Kroger Co.’s faster checkout initiative has made serious waves over the past few years. In 2014, it ranked No. 3 among the InformationWeek Elite 100 listing of the top business technology innovators in the United States. And just last week, the grocer detailed its QueVision technology, which is powered by Irisys’ intelligent Queue Management solution, has saved Kroger $250 million in labor costs since its deployment in 2010.

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Topics: queue management, Kroger QueVision, checkout, faster checkout

Irisys at the 2016 TRUNO Conference

Posted by Allen Haynes on Oct 5, 2016 6:39:46 PM

Irisys’ presence was strong at the 2016 TRUNO Retail Client Conference (TRUNO) on Sept. 26-28 in Lubbock, Texas. As the retail industry's premier event and networking platform for trusted retail solutions, TRUNO included several retail experts and decision makers, including Irisys’ own, Lorie Fontaine and Jeff Riordan.

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Topics: queue management, Retail Solutions, Retail Analytics

Tesco, Morrisons Best Places to Avoid Queueing – Both Use Irisys

Posted by Allen Haynes on Aug 2, 2016 4:08:48 PM

We’ve all been there – the long line, packed self-checkout, and slew of slow shoppers. All of these can affect the shopping experience, but waiting in a long queue is still the most bothersome, according to a recent study by Which?.

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Topics: Morrisons, queueing times, supermarket queueing times, queue management, supermarkets, Tesco, Queue, Kroger

Key metrics for monitoring front end customer service

Posted by Lorie Fontaine Demski on Nov 26, 2015 2:38:00 PM

In the first article, we shared the evidence that a better and faster checkout experience contributes heavily to shopper’s overall satisfaction.  In the second article we discussed the need to first understand your current service level and the effort required to achieve your desired service level before making a service promise.  In the third article we described the process changes required to ensure your strategy is consistently delivered.  This article – the fourth in the series – stresses the importance of selecting and monitoring the correct key performance indicators (KPIs)

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Topics: Retail, queue management

UK Retail Sales Expectations at Highest Level in 27 Years

Posted by Paul Fulton on Jun 15, 2015 2:28:00 PM

UK retailers are experiencing a surge in sales, and June’s revenue projections are the highest they’ve been since 1988, according to the Confederation of Business Industry (CBI).

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Topics: queue management, Customer Experience, checkout line management, Retail Analytics

Canadian Retailers Gamble Lower Prices will Heighten Customer Loyalty

Posted by Natasha Gingles on Jun 6, 2014 2:04:00 PM

Canadian retailers plan to drop prices in a strategic move they believe will increase customer loyalty. But is it the right move? As recently as two years ago, Canada was in the midst of what seemed to be a retail boom. But high-profile entries – and falters – may have cooled the market.

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Topics: Queue Control, Quevision, queue management, Retail Queue Management, Improve Customer Service, Retail Analytics, Queuing Systems

Irisys Queue Management can Complement Confusing Loyalty Programs

Posted by Natasha Gingles on Jun 4, 2014 2:41:00 PM

The surging popularity of three-tiered loyalty programs has not resulted in more loyal customers – it has resulted in more confused ones, according to a recent survey by Colloquy.

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Topics: Queue Control, Quevision, queue management, Retail Queue Management, Improve Customer Service, Retail Analytics, Queuing Systems

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