Thynk Active, Inc.

Austin,  TX 
United States
  • Booth: 231

Thynk Active helps leading brands design and implement solutions that re-invent customer engagement. Our World Class consultants are retail industry experts who guide businesses through systems strategy, selection, integration and implementation giving them the power to own and innovate the customer experience where it matters most: the point of purchase.

To that end, the goal should be a headless, unified commerce platform, fully optimized for closing a customer sale at any engagement point.  Our Active UTP™ platform delivers on that goal by enabling innovative customer touchpoints, supporting unified commerce, and positioning retailers to outpace the competition and secure the future. 

 Press Releases

  • (Jan 12, 2019)

    Retail needs an “Experience Transformation” that directs a “Digital Transformation”, not the other way around.

    Retailers and Brands need to get ahead of the consumer and her expectations instead of just reacting to them.  They need to lead the transformation for their specific business versus reacting to the general industry drivers created by others.  Whether they are leading or reacting however, they all need to take ACTION and move FASTER.

    At Thynk Active we create value by helping retailers focus on what is important to their business by helping them address innovation obstacles with their legacy systems.  We help them put together technology roadmaps and select solutions that fix the underlying “plumbing problems” of a typical retail business caused by legacy solutions that were never designed to support today’s opportunities.

    We are specifically focused on helping them develop AGILE transaction capabilities specific to their business. We take their vision and help them select the right solutions to support it. 

    Fixing the plumbing isn’t sexy, but it is necessary, and it empowers the business to try new things and focus on what is possible.

    Our vision aligns with a quote I picked up from a very well-known retail visionary.  “It is time for the checkout process to fade into the background of a great overall shopping experience”.   We work with retailers to facilitate that.  

    If this sounds like where you want to be, let us help.  We will be happy to connect at the NRF or after the show. 

  • Thynk Active, the unified commerce and retail systems consulting firm, announced today that they have been selected by Smart & Final Stores, Inc. to manage the implementation of SAP Omnichannel POS by GK in over 300-plus grocery and foodservice stores.

    Thynk Active recently helped Smart & Final in its quest to select a POS solution that would align with its long-term roadmap for unified commerce. Ed Wong, SVP and CIO at the Los Angeles-based chain, said: “The experience in store systems that the Thynk Active consultants have and the numerous selection projects they had done previously made them an easy choice to lead our selection project.”

    “It was a true pleasure working with the large, cross-functional team at Smart & Final throughout the vendor-selection process,” said Charlie Daggs, Chief Consulting Officer at Thynk Active. “The team was committed to finding a solution to help build the foundation for S&F’s vision, which is an ideal customer experience wherever the purchase works best for the shopper.”

    Smart & Final focused on SAP Omnichannel POS by GK as the best overall fit based on its feature set, functionality, and technology stack. Also playing a key factor in the selection was the flexibility to add other solutions to extend their capabilities within the planned unified commerce ecosystem. The POS solution suite includes OmniPOS for omni-channel POS, SAP Hybris Mobile Consumer Assistant by GK for mobile checkout, and the GK/Retail TransAction+ payment solution. Smart & Final engaged Thynk Active to manage the implementation of the POS solution in order to launch the in-store transformation.

    “Thynk Active specializes in the purchase moment and how retailers can get that right,” said Wong. “They helped us make the best decision for a solution. Now we’re relying on them to make sure the POS implementation goes smoothly as well.”

    The grocery segment in retail is experiencing a huge wave of digital transformation that is quickly changing the dynamics of how grocers use technology to drive their business. With its unified commerce initiative, Smart & Final is working toward further improving its relationship with both business and household customers—a unique business model with equally unique requirements for store and e-commerce systems.

    About Thynk Active 
    Based in Austin, TX, Thynk Active is an independent retail consulting and solutions company that helps leading brands design and implement solutions to re-invent customer engagement. The company’s deeply knowledgeable retail industry experts work with clients to help them own the purchase moment. Thynk Active’s Active UTP™ platform enables innovative customer touchpoints, supports unified commerce and positions retailers to outpace competitors and secure the future. For more information, click http://www.thynkactive.com
    To take the next step toward unified commerce, visit thynkactive.com and Booth 231 at NRF 2019.

    About Smart & Final 
    Smart & Final Stores, Inc., is a value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, headquartered in Commerce (near Los Angeles), California. The Company offers quality products in a variety of sizes, saving household, nonprofit and business customers time and money. As of October 7, 2018, the Company operated 324 grocery and foodservice stores under the “Smart & Final,” “Smart & Final Extra!” and “Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores” banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Utah, with an additional 15 stores in Northwestern Mexico operated through a joint venture. In business for over 146 years, the Company remains committed to giving back to local communities through employee volunteer opportunities and Company donations to local nonprofits.