After iPads replacing systems in government offices, fighter planes, passenger aircraft, hospitals, and a lot of other places, its time for the iPhones now. Stores are starting to replace their traditional billing and retail systems with the iPhones. This time around, its the turn of Lowe. This news comes from Bloomberg.
The news portal reports that Lowe is going to buy around 42,000 new iPhones for the company’s retail stores. Each of Lowe’s stores will get 25 iPhones. The store employees will be able to server the customers on the store floor with the iPhones. Do you have need a customer representative? They are on the floors.
Instead of having to checkout your paint and toilet seats at the register, a Lowe’s employee will be able to process the transaction in the aisles of the store itself with the iPhone. The smartphones will replace scanner guns, and they will also be used to check inventory. Pretty handy!
Lowe’s plans on rolling out these new ‘payment systems’ by assigning 25 iPhones per store, and the devices will be used with an online app called “MyLowe’s.” Employees will be able to view information like product manuals, warranties, paint formulas, and the Lowe’s database to assist customers.
Does this sound very familiar to you? Using iPhones on the retail store floors? Well, if you have visited an Apple Store, you would know what is the similarity. This is because Apple Store employees use the iPod Touches for the same purpose.
Do you think this could be a revolution in the retail space? Is the whole retail industry reshaping itself? Well, you never know. But its good if this happens.