A plan to automatically track and locate in-store inventory is taking flight at American Eagle.
The specialty apparel retailer, a subsidiary of American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), is planning to launch Radar’s inventory-tracking technology in approximately 500 stores across the U.S. over the next year. The system uses a combination of RFID and computer vision to track and locate in-store inventory at SKU level in near-real time with 99% accuracy, enabling retail store employees to know what product is in-store, and where, according to Radar.
Knowing where everything is result will enable store employees to more efficiently serve customers, replenish items on the sales floor, and fulfill in-store and curbside pickup orders. In addition, American Eagle intends to leverage the Radar platform’s analytics capabilities to help ensure the right inventory is in stock, regardless of day, season, current trends, staffing level or other factors.Chain Storeage