The core of unmanned retail lies in the rapid development of mobile payment, especially the development and growth of mobile payment platforms represented by Alipay and WeChat. The development of e-commerce is slowing down, and it is urgent to realize the transformation from the network to the entity through the use of scene applications. The credit system will be well promoted and popularized in the field of unmanned retail. After all, every consumption is recorded and every consumption activity is documented. This will also become the basis for future data analysis.
According to different technologies, there are currently three types of unmanned retail stores commonly seen in the market:
The first category: machine vision technology unmanned shop;
The second category: unmanned stores with QR code as the core represented by convenience stores, small e-micro stores, etc. (low cost, closer to traditional retail);
The third category: RFID technology unmanned store, this is a kind of RFID tag, using radio frequency identification technology, it can be completed without direct contact, laser scanning, or manual intervention. Currently operating unmanned convenience stores use this technology more, and this technology is relatively mature.
1. High frequency RFID tags
High-frequency RFID tags are often used in unmanned retail freezers. The high-frequency tags themselves will have a relatively short reading distance, so the tags are generally affixed close to the antenna. Similar to the position of the bottom of the product or the bottom side of the side, it must be close to the antenna to more easily read the product information.
2. UHF RFID tags
The non-friendly media of UHF tags include liquids and metals. The tags should be kept away from liquids and metals during use. Therefore, UHF RFID tags include flag type, cable tie type and anti-metal type.