Cloudpick is a startup company that uses artificial intelligence technologies to help upgrade concrete-and-mortar stores into new digitalized stores with grab-and-go shopping experience delivered to the shoppers. Founded in 2017, Cloudpick has already collaborated with big online and offline retailers in building this new type of stores with no cashier. Customers just walk into the store through an authentication gate with their mobile payment method, take the products they like, and leave the store directly, soon after they will receive a receipt on the phone with the list of items they purchased.
The technologies Cloudpick used have a big overlap with the stack of self-driving cars. Computer vision, deep learning and sensor fusion are the three major components. All these technologies were built upon Intel’s chipsets and integrated solutions. Beyond enabling auto-payments, Cloudpick’s Intelligent Retailing Platform (C-IRP) will do analysis behind the scene to help improve operational strategies such as optimizing store layout by showing which areas have the most and least traffic. This comprehensive and highly versatile platform can easily integrate with hundreds of stores, providing promotional calendars, staffing systems, and even weather services to analyze how numerous factors are impacting shopping behaviors. It gives retailers the ability to identify opportunities for growth, and measure success.
What’s more, the technology save employees from tedious and repeated cashier job, makes them to move around the store freely, helping customers with individual needs, providing the personalized experience that retailers are working so hard to create across the board in today’s market – and taking the role from below-entry-level drudgery to something with more job satisfaction for workers.