WHAT IS ASSISTED SALES
The world is becoming increasingly digital, and shopping has evolved into a complicated, multifaceted process. Customers are savvier than ever before and have high expectations when it comes to their shopping experience. To meet these demands, retailers have had to adopt innovative strategies that not only make shopping easier but also improve the overall customer experience in real-time. One such strategy is assisted sales, enabled by the use of mobile computers.
Datalogic assisted sales solutions give retail associates a powerful way to enhance the customer experience by providing them with the information they want about product features, instructions on use, competitive products, and more. This information, combined with store data such as inventory, pricing, delivery, and more, enhances the sales experience.
HOW ASSISTED SALES IMPROVE THE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
One of the most significant benefits of assisted sales is that it greatly enhances the customer browsing experience. Traditionally, customers have had to rely on shelf tags and other printed materials to learn about products and may have had to wait for a sales associate to become available for additional information. This process can be frustrating and time-consuming, often leading customers to abandon their search altogether. With assisted sales, customers can access real-time information about products and services from anywhere in the store, making the buying journey much smoother.
Assisted sales also provides significant benefits to retailers themselves. By equipping sales teams with mobile computers, retailers can capture real-time data, including customer preferences and behavior patterns. This data can then be used to optimize store layouts, ensure the right products are in stock, and make informed decisions about pricing and promotions. In addition, by processing transactions on the spot, retailers can reduce wait times and increase sales.
With assisted selling, sales teams can take a more proactive approach to customer service and guide the buyer’s journey. With real-time access to product information, sales representatives can quickly respond to customer inquiries and make personalized recommendations based on the customer's needs and preferences. This not only improves the customer experience but also helps build loyalty and increase repeat business.
One area where assisted sales is particularly effective is in the sale of high-value or complex products. These often require a significant amount of research on the part of the customer, and the presence of a knowledgeable sales representative can be the difference between a sale and a lost opportunity. With assisted sales solutions, sales teams can access detailed product information, including specifications, features, and benefits. They can also provide customers with demonstrations or tutorials on how to use the product, which can be especially helpful for products that require a certain level of expertise.
RETAIL ASSISTED SALES SOLUTIONS
Finally, assisted sales can also help address some of the challenges associated with traditional point-of-sale systems. In a traditional retail environment, the point-of-sale is typically located near the entrance or exit of the store. This can be inconvenient for customers, who may have to wait in long lines to complete their purchases. With assisted sales solutions, the POS can be located anywhere in the store, making it more convenient for customers to complete their transactions.
In summary, assisted sales is an innovative approach to retailing that leverages the power of mobile computing to improve the customer experience. By providing sales teams with real-time access to product information, inventory data, and transaction processing capabilities, retailers can improve the browsing experience, increase sales, and build customer loyalty. Whether it's for high-value or complex products, or simply for everyday purchases, assisted sales has the potential to change the way we shop and interact with retailers. Datalogic offers a complete suite of mobile computing solutions for retail operations of all sizes and complexities.