Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cost of ESLs (Electronic Shelf Labels)

Here's an article that provides more background on electronic shelf labels and the investment required:

"It’s a big investment. While shelf displays start at only about $5 each, the cost of outfitting a single store can top six figures for big-box retailers that carry tens of thousands of products in each location. Pricer’s U.S. business has been mostly with furniture, wine and book retailers."

1 comment:

  1. Interesting to note that Panasonic is trying to push the power of ESLs even further with its "Powershelf" concept, which includes a weight-sensitive pad that can help track inventory. Powershelves are already being used at some Whole Foods.

    Some other interesting tech being piloted at the retail level to improve the in-store experience in the face of online retailing is outlined here: