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  • Smart Posters
    Published April 2011
    The NFC Forum examines how to use Near Field Communication (NFC) tags and readers to create interactive experiences that benefit both consumers and businesses. This white paper, written by forum members from across the NFC ecosystem, provides creators with an easy guide to understanding what NFC smart posters are, what is required in developing them and how to avoid common obstacles. (25 pages)
    Tags: Retail
  • Retail Fashion Market RFID Solutions
    Published October 2010
    Motorola explains how RFID can provide real-time inventory visibility, enabling retailers to react more rapidly to inventory demand and stocking levels, thereby helping ensure that products are available to customers when needed. (4 pages)
    Tags: Retail
  • Traceability in Retail—Reducing RFID Media Costs for Best Value
    Published June 2010
    Retailers face enormous pressure to gain the most return from their business-process investments. RFID enables business intelligence throughout an organization's value chain to provide critical information for fast and accurate decision-making. Achieving the most value from RFID demands an innovative method for ensuring accuracy while shrinking the reoccurring costs of label media. This document from Zebra Technologies discusses the benefits item-level tagging brings to the retail industry, and how on-pitch printing and encoding solutions can boost RFID's value beyond the supply chain. (8 pages)
    Tags: Retail
  • RFID Journal Apparel Retail ROI Calculator
    Published August 2009
    RFID can help apparel and footwear retailers reduce out-of-stocks, improve inventory management and boost sales, while cutting labor costs. This report explains the assumptions behind RFID Journal's Fashion Retail ROI Calculator, which debuted at RFID in Fashion 2009.
    Tags: Retail
  • Santa Fe Optical Thwarts Theft With RFID
    Published June 2009
    The retailer, which offers designer eyeglass frames to its clients in Austin, Texas, is employing an RFID solution from Electronic Inventory Solutions and Avery Dennison to reduce theft within its store. The RFID system has also enabled the firm to decrease its inventory-taking time by 80 percent.
    Tags: Retail
  • Achieving Return on Investment Using RFID for Jewelry Tracking
    Published April 2007
    Avery Dennison explains why tracking jewelry inventory is uniquely suited to the use of radio frequency identification.
    Tags: Retail
  • Loyalty Programs Redesigned Along RFID Lines: Some Industry Examples
    Published April 2006
    This document, authored by Royal Agricultural College student Freddy Brofman, describes how RFID systems work, how loyalty programs have developed over the years and how RFID can increase the efficiency of such programs, with examples from the industry.
    Tags: Retail
  • Moving Forward With Item-Level RFID in Apparel/Footwear
    Published September 2005
    Kurt Salmon Associates, in conjunction with VICS and the American Apparel & Footwear Association, present a study undertaken to help apparel and footwear companies determine when and where to implement item-level RFID.
    Tags: Retail
  • Seven Places Retailers Can Benefit from RFID Without Item-Level Tagging
    Published June 2005
    Retail analysts say RFID is poised to revolutionize retail operations, even if merchandise is never read at the point of sale. While standards and privacy policies for item-level retail RFID systems are sorted out, savvy retailers are launching RFID initiatives to test-drive the technology in proven areas of their supply chains. This paper by Intermec features seven places retailers can use tags, other than at the item level, to reduce labor, provide inventory visibility and improve profits.
    Tags: Retail
  • Improving Parcel & Postal Operations With Bar-Code Printing
    Published June 2005
    This white paper from Zebra Technologies discusses specific opportunities to gain efficiency or new revenue in retail post office, express parcel, depot and delivery operations; how to improve asset management and security with bar-code and RFID technology; and other cricial topics.
    Tags: Retail
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