Retail mobile solutions - WiFi for retail

Smart Retail

Retail Wireless LANs and mobile solutions are being used extensively in the retail sector. WiFi can offer many advantages for chain stores, shopping centres and other retailers. Retail wireless LAN solutions include real-time updates from warehouse to the ERP system, fast outdoor wireless connectivity between buildings, the use of wireless bar code scanners that make stock information immediately available, wireless point of sale (POS) solutions (ESL), RFID tracking and iBeacon technologies.

Advantages of Mobile Solutions for Retail:

  • Real-time connection between hand-held devices and ERP
  • Wireless bar code scanners
  • Use of Retail RFID systems
  • Direct order processing
  • High security through encryption
  • VPN and cellular VPN
  • Connections between buildings
  • Electronic payments via UMTS/3G/4G if the ADSL/ISDN connection is lost

Retail WiFi references

WLAN Consulting wireless solutions are used by various enterprises in the retail sector. See how Retail Wireless LAN is used at ASICS or REWE, one of the global top-20 retailers.

Asics wireless retail


As a leader in athletic gear, every ASICS innovation, every concept and every idea is intended to create the best product. ASICS has chosen LANCOM equipment for their wireless solutions. Read more (PDF)

Rewe wireless retail


With 15.000 stores and a turnover of more than 51 billion euros, REWE is one of the leading retailers in Europe. REWE uses LANCOM wireless retail solutions to connect 6.000 stores to the headoffice, for wireless barcode scanning, wireless retail logistics and all internal wireless networks. Read more (PDF)

Wireless digital price labeling

Wireless POS displaySome retailers are already taking advantage of digital price labels, also known as electronic shelf labels (ESL). Prices, articles, and even bar codes or QR codes can be maintained automatically by the central ERP system and transmitted real-time via wireless. This makes paper labels and POS materials a thing of the past. Request your free white paper now or learn more here.

Location based services (LBS)

Your customer’s smartphones can be used for in-store promotions (push marketing), in-store navigation assistance and marketing statisics (business intelligence). With wireless location based services retailers will be able to increase revenue, optimise business processes and offer a new exciting shopping experience.

Would you like to know more about the application and capabilities of mobile wireless solutions for the retail sector or retail WiFi in general? Request a free information pack or make an appointment with our experts.

WLAN Consulting is an initiative of LANCOM Systems. LANCOM Systems is a leading German manufacturer of wireless LAN technology based on industry standards.

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