NEW YORK – Tiliter and FutureProof Retail (FPR) have partnered to release a Scan and Go technology solution with product recognition and a self-service scale.
FPR's solution enables customers to use their smartphones to scan and bag items while they’re shopping. They can then pay on their phone and skip the lines at checkout.
The mobile platform integrates with the Tiliter Scan&Go Scale that assists shoppers in adding weight items such as produce and bulk foods to their shopping basket. Instead of entering a PLU number, Tiliter's software automatically identifies the item and shows a barcode on the screen that the customer can simply scan with FPR's Scan and Go app.
"Tiliter's Scan&Go Scale with its powerful AI makes FPR's already easy and frictionless solution even easier by enabling automatic recognition of products, dramatically reducing time spent in-store for shoppers," said Di Di Chan, president of FutureProof Retail.
The first integration has been deployed in New York City's Westside Market and a range of supermarkets across the US will integrate the new technology by the end of the year.
The technology is powered by Tiliter Vision Software that uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to recognize any product without a barcode including fresh produce, mixed nuts, dried fruit, candy, bulk and bakery items. Shoppers do not need to manually search for the desired items or enter a PLU, which ensures a contactless and hygienic checkout experience.
"FPR's leading Scan and Go solution is the perfect fit to eliminate touchpoints and enable social distancing in stores,” said Marcel Herz, chief executive officer of Tiliter. “The integration with Tiliter's self-service scale provides the safest shopping experience available.”