After doing some research in retail stores and thoroughly analyzing the interviews, we came up with three ideas. These ideas mainly deal with the problem that for many small shops it is too complex to digitize their inventory. The best solution, we figured out, is a smart way to add the products to a database. Therefore we developed an idea for an application which scans a single product or even a collection, e.g. bookshelf.
With the help of this technology it would be a lot easier for retail stores to catalog their inventory. However the main advantage for customers is that they can simply get information, e.g. about the availability of products. This avoids dissatisfaction of customers who weren’t successful in purchasing the things, they were looking for.
If desired it is also possible to easily set up an online ordering service. Through this, the online presence of the retail shops is extremely improved. Furthermore the attractiveness of the store to customers increases.