You go to the store, get the products you want, you go to the cash register and pay. That’s how you do groceries now. Over several years, however, this could be different. What about the following scenario?
Want to buy a pair of jeans. But the shop is full of stuff and you can’t decide between a couple of models. You have an idea regarding the design and color desired, but many can not find pants exactly like what each of us desires.
Luckily there is an iPod in the store in which is stored all kinds of clothes on sale. Give jeans a search and stop on a model that meets your desires.
The vendor, which also has an iPod, brings your order immediately. You pay and leave. The transaction information is stored in both devices. There is no need for the ancient cash register.
Seems unlikely? Yet Calvin Hollinger, CIO at retailer Urban Outfitters, believes it is the future commercial system. He recently made a presentation at one of the company’s stores, as reported by Business Insider.
“Now two or three weeks, I gave up the cash registers once we realized that the iPod replaces them very well. It cost five times less and has more utility,” said Hollinger.
He will equipped with iPads and iPods all retail chain units and believes that future stores worldwide will work on the same principal.