Myer is embarking on a “huge retail store technological know-how transformation” over the upcoming 18 months that will see it modernise its cell product fleet and deploy four new application purposes for employees to use.

Normal manager of retail functions Gary Stones unveiled the software of get the job done in a video posted by handheld computer system maker Zebra Technologies to social media this 7 days.

Stones said the plan of works would address upgrades to Myer’s position-of-sale techniques, as properly as to a mobility device fleet employed by “over 10,000 staff members”.

“It’s a sizeable financial investment for Myer … that will in the long run stream through to benefits for our customers,” Stones reported in the movie.

“It’s crucial we get this correct. It’s an financial commitment we’re creating in excess of the future 12-18 months with some 3600 mobility products that will be rolled out to above 10,000 group associates. 

“It’s not just about the equipment – we’ll also be rolling out 4 manufacturer new purposes that our staff users will be utilizing to do routines these as stocktake, rate marking, electronic acquiring and dispatch, and also all of our fulfilment actions in our shops.”

The retailer is set to deploy a new fleet of smartphone-like Zebra TC57X cellular pcs.

It is also “looking to deploy” Zebra’s workforce hook up platform “which will enable press-to-converse radio operation and permit our staff members to be ready to talk with each and every other on-the-fly,” Stones explained.

“In addition to that, we’re also on the lookout at the TC57X mobility system to be equipped to substitute our telephony solution for our team users as very well.”

Stones claimed the retailer also required to set up technological innovation foundations that would enable it to adopt unique in-shop transactional designs down the observe.

“We’re looking to be able to place ourselves so that when the time is appropriate, we can use our mobility equipment to grow into m-commerce and cellular issue-of-sale performance down the observe,” Stones claimed.

Until eventually then, Stones said Myer is functioning to a technique that is supposed to make the work of retail employees less complicated – “reducing the quantity of time that team customers are paying out on assistance actions, [so they can] commit more time with client-dealing with actions and placing our buyers first.”

The retail outlet technological know-how transformation will come only a thirty day period just after the retailer said it is also investing to “supercharge” its on the web functions as very well.