US grocers are upgrading their POS and SCO with a simple upfit — you can too

We've got some good news. If you're considering new retail tech for your supermarket and wondering how you can get an edge without expensive upgrades to your in-store systems and infrastructure, Tiliter Retail has the solution. Our Vision upgrade solutions give you the most advanced product recognition AI on the market on your existing self-checkout or POS. You read that right — no new scales, no new checkout system — just add our software and camera to your current tech, and you've just got yourself a more convenient customer shopping experience.  

Your self-checkout, only better  

If your grocery chain uses the Bizerba MC500, you're in luck. Our software and camera integrate seamlessly with the MC500, meaning your customers get to use the modern scale they already know and love, but with the added power of Tiliter Retail computer vision. Check it out below.

We work with your software provider to display our smart item predictions on the display screen. The tech works automatically, meaning customers don't have to search through long look-up menus. They also don't need to know PLUs (Price Look-Up). The software simply recognizes the produce item and presents a maximum of 4 options on the screen.  

Without major capital or infrastructure expenses, there's nothing holding you back from upgrading your POS.  

A smoother check out  

The check-out process is a friction point for shoppers. Cashiers have to remember hundreds of PLUs to check out fresh produce items, which takes time, and the line soon grows. With all those items and varieties to remember, and with time pressures, item misidentification at the checkout is common, adding to shrink and profit loss.  

Fortunately, AI can help. By retrofitting Tiliter Retail's smart camera and processor to your existing checkout or POS, you can arm your cashiers with the latest retail tech to make their jobs easier. They get to avoid lengthy look-up menus and needing to remember endless PLU (Price Look-Up) while increasing throughput. This keeps lines smaller. And with extra time saved, many retailers take the opportunity to move staff to other areas of the store to help with stocking shelves or assisting customers.  

No new POS or infrastructure is needed — just smart, automatic product recognition where you need it most.  

Features and benefits of Vision Upgrade Solutions  

Reduces plastic: Tiliter retail computer vision identifies fresh produce items without barcodes. The software is trained to recognize the product itself; it's not scanning labelling or packaging. So, you can meet your plastic reduction KPIs.

Seamless integration: We can integrate our software with most POS systems, checkouts and self-serve scales in the world. And integration with your existing tech is easy, quick and seamless for your software provider to set up — you're up and running fast.  

Ready, out-of-the-box: Tiliter Retail's software processor comes pre-trained, so it's ready to use in-store. It's the plug and plug AI option you've been looking for.  

Detect bags and calculate TARE: If you apply a TARE weight to specific items, where a tiny percentage of the price is deducted to account for the bag, you could be losing thousands of dollars a week in profit. Tiliter Retail's software can be programmed to apply TARE weight only when a bag is used.  

Detects organics: Organic products are usually more costly than non-organic. Tiliter Retail detects organic markings, such as specific labelling or packaging, so you don't lose profit on misidentified items.  

Prevents incorrect selection and fraud: The National Retail Federation found that the average shrink rate for retailers in 2018 was 1.38%**. Tiliter Retail solutions prevent shoppers and cashiers from selecting the wrong item. They also have the option to discretely alert the store manager if someone tries to choose the incorrect item.  

More convenient for shoppers: Shoppers using the self-serve scale option get to skip lengthy, frustrating look-up menus and check out faster.  

More efficient for cashiers: All the conveniences shoppers get from AI-powered scales also apply to cashiers using the POS retrofit solution. Plus, they don't have to remember all the PLU and SKU (stock-keeping units) codes.  

Keeps inventory accurate: By ensuring customers and cashiers select the right produce, Tiliter helps retailers keep their inventory accurate and up to date.

Simple is best  

Forrester Consulting's report showed that 18% of consumers would shop elsewhere to avoid lengthy queues and a bad check out experience*.  

We've made it easy for supermarkets to retail better. With seamless integration solutions from Tiliter Retail, you can upgrade your existing supermarket scales or checkouts with powerful AI that offers process efficiencies and a better shoppers experience. What are you waiting for? Ask us about upgrading your checkout today.

* https://www.digimarc.com/resources/forrester-study  

**https://nrf.com/research/national-retail-security-survey-2019