Article | August 22, 2018

How Imaging Technology Maximizes Revenue And Prevents Retail Shrink

By Nick Tabet and Darrell Owen, Datalogic

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This is the fourth article in a five-part series about how retailers can use technology to create a top-tier, modern shopping experience. The first three articles can be found here: Part 1: Automate The Retail Supply Chain Using Vision & Imaging Technology, Part 2: Retail Inventory Management Benefits from Vision & Imaging Technology, and Part 3: How Vision Technology Enhances The In-Store Experience

Self-checkout increases the risk of customer dishonesty that leads to loss. For instance, a customer may use the code for onions at 33 cents per pound to purchase more costly Fuji apples priced at $2 per pound. Vision systems at self-checkout will automatically identify items to detect or prevent code errors entered by the shopper. This reduces both willful theft and accidental mistakes.