Nedap today announced that the Spanish fashion retailer Scalpers has selected Nedap as their technology partner for the RFID roll-out to their 150 stores. Nedap will provide its !D Cloud software platform and the RFID hardware to enable the complete traceability of Scalpers’ inventory and raise the retailer’s stock accuracy. The RFID roll-out to all stores will be completed within two months.

Alfonso Vivancos, CEO at Scalpers, explains: “RFID is the first step in our digitalization process and essentially it is the pillar for our future growth strategy. Scalpers is a fast growing fashion retailer and it is our ambition to become top of mind globally in menswear fashion. But we realize that this can only be achieved if our operations have a solid foundation and the inventory data we work with is accurate.”

Software-as-a-Service
Nedap’s !D Cloud software suite is a Software-as-a-Service solution specifically developed for retail RFID applications. It offers retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store stock accuracy to over 98%. Real-time insights into the stock levels and the exact location of each item also enables the successful introduction of Omni channel services.

As part of the initiative, Scalpers will also verify inbound and outbound shipments in their distribution center using RFID tunnels, with a view to improve the product availability for replenishment and online orders. In addition, Scalpers introduces RFID-based EAS readers to track if items leaving the store have been paid for. This enables a more seamless checkout as customers can now also pay via mobile checkout.