Retail Click & Collect Programs Gain New Level Of Automation, Flexibility With Apex AnyWhere Self-Serve Solutions

Three Automated Click & Collect Systems On Display At NRF, Booth 853

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IoT–Three different devices from Apex Supply Chain Technologies®
underscore the new level of flexibility retailers have in automating and
enhancing click & collect programs. Handling large and small packages
with indoor and outdoor pick-up options, a broad range of click &
collect solutions are on display in booth 853 at the National Retail
Federation’s (NRF’s) annual convention and expo through January 17, 2017.


Research continues to prove that consumers love the convenience of
ordering online and picking up their purchase at the store. It saves
shipping costs, they get what they want right away and no one needs to
be home to receive the parcels. It is also clear that consumers hate
waiting in line to pick up their purchase. Automated, self-serve
retailer click & collect lockers provide an excellent solution to this
problem, but the lockers must be flexible enough to accommodate a range
of merchandise in a variety of locations.

“Retailers need flexible, modular solutions that can change as quickly
as customer expectations,” says Kent Savage, Apex Supply Chain
Technologies founder and CEO. “Our range of automated click & collect
lockers are informed by our experience deploying more than 100,000
devices. The lineup we are showing at this year’s NRF show allows
retailers to configure the right solution for their particular customer
environment.”

Intelligent Controlled Spaces Think Outside The Box

Apex Intelligent Controlled Spaces (ICS) allows retailers to create a
secured, six feet by eight feet area to fulfill click & collect orders
for larger merchandise that won’t fit into a traditional locker
compartment. ICS relies on Apex SmarterSpaces® technology and the Apex
Trajectory CloudTM platform to automate and track click &
collect order pick-up in a secure area. This is a flexible and
affordable solution for retailers to enhance or expand their click &
collect programs.

AXCESS 6300 Lockers Expand Click & Collect Product Mix

The AXCESS 6300 self-serve locker system offers several different
compartment sizes in a single device. Optimized to handle most products
sold by Amazon and other online retailers, Apex 6300 series allows
retailers to expand the mix of products they offer for click & collect
fulfillment.

AXCESS 6800 Outdoor Lockers Serve Up 24/7 Convenience

These secure, rugged lockers are water-resistant and designed for
outdoor placement. They also bring an opportunity to add curbside pickup
to any store or remote site. The lockers can be customized with
eye-catching colors and graphics to reinforce a retailer’s brand and to
stand out in any location. Retailers can provide 24/7 fulfillment
options to customers without adding staff to manage the lockers.

AnyWhere Solutions Are Easy To Install & Implement

Powered by Apex Connect n’ Go™ Technology, AnyWhere solutions just need
to be plugged into a power supply and connected to the Internet to begin
using them.

From there, Trajectory Cloud automatically tracks device activity,
providing real-time, store-level information to managers and alerting
them to unexpected usage and patterns. Retailers across the enterprise
can easily access store-level details through a secure web portal or
mobile app. Trajectory’s Business Intelligence and Analytics platform
allows retailers to quickly see patterns and trends. To learn more about
the Apex AnyWhere line of automated, self-serve lockers, visit http://www.apexsupplychain.com/feature/anywhere/.
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Apex Supply Chain Technologies is the world’s leading provider of
automated dispensing systems for use in a variety of applications and
industries. Our devices track billions of transactions to help thousands
of customers worldwide manage, track and control their inventory and
assets. With world headquarters in Mason, Ohio, Apex has offices in
Australia, Germany, Latin America and the UK. More information is
available at the
Apex website
.

Contacts

Apex Supply Chain Technologies
Kevin Dugan, 513-486-3243
@ApexSupplyChain
kevin.dugan@apexsupplychain.com