Checkpoint manages inventory at NRF Big Show

  • January 17, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

RFID technology firm Checkpoint Systems launched its ItemOptix for Retail inventory management software at this week’s NRF Big Show in New York.

Based on market research, New Jersey-based Checkpoint has reimagined its RFID inventory management software for retail store use to make it easier to use, deploy and adapt. Wrapped around its’ core RFID inventory management features and capabilities, Checkpoint has evolved its software, built from 20 years of RFID deployment experience.

ItemOptix for Retail is RFID inventory management software to help retailers improve their stock accuracy, handle goods faster and accelerate stock movement, which leads to sales improvements and better consumer experiences across all channels.

The package includes a mobile app with an intuitive user interface to make it easier for staff to manage an item’s journey through the store. The portal interface focuses users on activities that drive sales, customer engagement and, ultimately, inventory improvement.

An additional benefit to the SaaS offering is it does not require additional IT infrastructure. With the help of standard Rest APIs, RFID inventory data can be seamlessly integrated into in-house reporting suites, allowing for more extensive analysis, while reducing onboarding costs and training requirements, which enables staff to dedicate their time to store operations.

By deploying the software, retailers can integrate RFID data into their existing store operations, to make one unified experience for both the store clerk and the shopper. This should help stores seamlessly manage both store operations and omni-channel purchases, particularly in retailers that have recently made investments in mobile stores.

“We are improving efficiency for retailers across the board,” said David Ivins, the firm’s channel partner director. “With a highly intuitive app at its core, inventory management has never been easier and, in being a SaaS-based product, RFID inventory data can be seamlessly integrated, bringing a host of new opportunities. Easy to use, easy to deploy and easy to adapt, ItemOptix for Retail will help improve the bottom line, efficiency of staff and customer relationships.”

A division of CCL Industries, Checkpoint Systems is a vertically integrated RF and RFID provider for retail. Through an offering of software, hardware, labels, tags and connected cloud-based platforms, Checkpoint optimises retail operations and efficiencies with real-time intuitive data delivered throughout the supply chain and in-store resulting in improved profitability and an enriched consumer experience. The products are built on 50 years of radio frequency technology expertise, high-theft and loss prevention products, software, RFID hardware and labelling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf.

CCL Industries, a specialist in labelling and packaging for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, employs more than 21,000 people and operates over 180 production facilities in 40 countries on six continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts.