This week in New York an international retail expo was held to bring intelligent distribution solutions into America’s market and equip it with cutting-edge products and creative services.
To create a retail vision that fuses stores, data, online and logistics seamlessly, Chinese companies weave the worlds online and offline.
Over a dozen Chinese firms–SUNMI, Lenovo, Qingdao Hisense, and Wintec System–have entered this grand show with high-quality hardware and delivery solutions to transform consumer user experience as pioneers in the shaping of the retail landscape.
On display at SUNMI, three typical business scenarios, including digital shops, an all-in-one restaurant solution and an all-in-one logistics, inventories and solution, demonstrated their new IoT (Internet of Things) driven retail solutions.
The company has more than 40 IoT products and solutions founded in 2013, serving more than 1.5 million traders, reaching more than 190 countries and regions.
According to the US market research company eMarketer, China’s retail value chain is undergoing a digital transformation driven by major technology companies and several artificial intelligence startups.
A lineup of state-of-the-art products was presented at the retail exhibition, including a small desktop which Bertucci proudly called “the littlest computer of the planet.” Otherwise, a POS (point-of-sale) kiosk was presented at the Qingdao headquartered appliance and electronics manufacturer Hisense ‘ booth.
The mobile Hisense POS kiosk offers everything from face payment to personalized shopping. This recognizes products immediately at checkout, thanks to vision technology, which offers shoppers a more comfortable and personalized experience.
Xue Mei, Director Applications and Embedded Technology in Hisense, said, “This POS kiosk is in its preliminary promotional phase,” adding that the company hopes that the new product could become popular both domestically and abroad.
As a driver of growth, China’s shift to consumption emphasizes convenience, variety and practical experience.
China is mobile-first, and the e-commerce boom in China has been fueled in mobile payments. According to a report from research firm Gartner L2, mobile payments penetrate 86% and are virtually free of cash.