Partner Tech Europe and Checkpoint Systems Collaborate to Launch Next-Generation RFID SCO Solution
25th April 2023: Partner Tech Europe, a leading manufacturer of POS solutions, has teamed up with Checkpoint Systems, a global leader in RFID and RF technology solutions, to develop the next generation of Self-Service Checkouts (SCOs) that enhance customer convenience and in-store security.
Fashion RFID SCO combines Partner Tech Europe’s market-leading POS terminal with Checkpoint’s cutting-edge RFID technology. The solution enables shoppers to place their garments directly in the kiosk, which automatically identifies the RFID tags and determines if the garment has been paid for. This innovative system creates a frictionless retail environment, allowing customers to check out quickly while providing exceptional loss prevention.
Fashion RFID SCO also addresses numerous challenges that apparel retailers face in selfservice checkout areas, such as detecting theft, identifying multi-packs, multiple items, nonbarcoded items, non-readable QR codes, and resolving technical issues.
The intelligent solution deactivates soft tags once payment has been verified, reducing false alarms and enhancing loss prevention. By simply placing items in a designated area on the checkout desk, barcode scanning issues are eliminated, expediting the payment process and improving the customer’s shopping experience.
Furthermore, the RFID-based SCO provides accurate data on individual purchases, which, when combined with inventory information, helps stores replenish merchandise faster and minimize out-of-stock scenarios. Studies show that implementing RFID and increasing stock accuracy levels to above 93% can result in a 9% increase in sales.
Denis Christesen, Managing Director of Partner Tech Europe, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration: “As a Checkout-focused company, we recognize the growing importance of SCOs in elevating customer experiences. Retailers have faced challenges in balancing security with a seamless and hassle-free payment experience. Our collaboration with Checkpoint Systems enables the integration of RFID systems into our POS solutions, effectively addressing both concerns. This partnership empowers retailers to enjoy the
advantages of a secure checkout, such as optimizing shop space, boosting sales, and allowing employees to focus on other essential tasks.”
Patrice Bahuaud, Strategic Partnership Director Global at Checkpoint Systems, commented on the partnership: “Over time, SCOs have become an important part of improving customer experience, yet retailers have not always been able to guarantee security in their bid to provide a seamless, low-hassle payment experience for customers. Fortunately, thanks to the integration of our RFID systems, retailers can be safe in the knowledge that both are being met, and enjoy all the benefits of a secure checkout, such as saving shop space, increased sales, and freeing up employee time to spend on other jobs.”
Other Partner Tech solutions include Alfred, a compact and modular self-checkout for multiple retail segments featuring an ‘all in one’ touch POS, intelligent three-light and video camera, Ace self-checkout for grocery and general retail with advanced security and frictionless shopping features, and Bora Bora, the futuristic SCO developed in 2022, which includes holographic touch and integrates all traditional components such as a scanner, printer, and payment terminal.
The Fashion RFID SCO is available in various sizes and colors, allowing stores to customize the solution according to their design preferences. The solution is available immediately.
About Partner Tech Europe
As a member of the Taiwan-based QISDA Group, Partner Tech Europe is the leading developer and manufacturer of POS terminals, mobile solutions, digital signage, fiscal solutions, self service checkouts for retail, hospitality and leisure & entertainment.
In addition to its German headquarters, Partner Tech Europe Group maintains a strong international presence through own offices or investments in Spain, the UK, France, Poland, Slovenia, Austria, Serbia, and Lithuania, complementing the global network that includes the Taiwan HQ and offices in the United States, Mexico, China, Singapore, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates.
About Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (www.checkpointsystems.com)
Checkpoint Systems, a division of CCL Industries, is a global leader in RF/RFID-driven loss prevention, inventory, and supply chain management. Its 50 years of expertise are behind its unique combination of cloud-based SaaS, connected hardware, labels and tags offering intelligent solutions that bring clarity and efficiency to retail – from source to shelf.
Checkpoint’s range of technological solutions offer retailers and brands – from supermarkets to DIY, fashion to digital electronics, a connected approach to profitability and more seamless and engaging shopper experiences.
To find out more go to www.checkpointsystems.com
About CCL Industries
CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses, and consumers, employs over 21,000 people and operates over 180 production facilities in 40 countries on six continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts.
Visit www.cclind.com for more information
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