The Swedish furniture retail brand will deploy the VUSION IoT Cloud platform and Digital Shelf Labels in a first wave of 110 stores across 6 European countries.
SES-imagotag, (Euronext: SESL, FR0010282822) the global leader in digital solutions for physical commerce, today announced it has entered into an agreement with the world’s largest furniture retailer to deploy its VUSION IoT Cloud platform and smart electronic shelf labels. The first tranche of this contract spans over 110 stores in 6 European countries.
This roll-out builds on the successful partnership forged between the two companies over the past years. The solutions developed by SES-imagotag will play a key role in the digitalization of the retailers’ stores, enabling a faster digital transformation toward a better shopper experience in store and a more sustainable business model putting stores at the heart of its e-commerce strategy, notably with plans to deliver most online orders out of physical stores. To achieve this, both companies have collaborated to develop a solution that fits the global retailer’s specific hardware and software needs.
The VUSION platform will enable the retailer to connect with shoppers at the shelf and provide them with in-store digital services to enhance their experience and improve overall satisfaction. Associates will save time in stores as a result of process automation and be able to refocus on higher-value-added tasks. The solution will also improve the productivity of in-store fulfillment of online orders. Moreover, the roll-out will be accelerated thanks to the seamless integration of VUSION with the existing in-store wireless infrastructure managed by Aruba, resulting in lower investments and operating costs as well as a reduced carbon footprint.
“This partnership is a clear demonstration of our strategy creating momentum in the market. Retailers everywhere need to ensure a seamless transformation of their physical stores into high-value digital assets, while becoming more automated, data-driven, and connected in real-time to suppliers and consumers. Our VUSION platform enables them to do that, and we are proud to collaborate with such a global, prestigious retailer on their omnichannel and sustainability strategy. We have built a very close partnership with them, and this win clearly recognizes our unique assets and expertise, as well as the value provided by our innovative portfolio of solutions. We are excited to increase our market penetration in the homeware retail segment, while also strengthening our leadership in Europe.”Sébastien Fourcy Senior Executive Vice President EMEA at SES-imagotag