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Make Shopping Fast and Easy with RAIN RFID Automated Self-Checkout

The Impinj platform enables touch-free, hassle-free self-checkout, combined with seamless returns and integrated loss prevention.

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Safe, convenient checkout for customers and staff

Self-checkout systems enabled by Impinj bring safety and convenience to the retail point of sale. Customers want self-checkout but don’t like fumbling with scanning barcodes or entering product codes. 

The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID — a wireless technology that provides unique identifiers for individual items, operates without batteries, and reads thousands of items per second without direct line-of-sight. Self-checkout solutions built by Impinj partners quickly and easily identify tagged items at checkout, and support seamless product returns and loss prevention.

How Impinj enables RAIN RFID automated self-checkout

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Tag Merchandise

Attach Impinj-powered RAIN RFID tags to retail items. Impinj tag chips enable self-checkout, loss prevention, and returns while maintaining customer privacy.

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Read Merchandise

Use Impinj-powered readers at the point of sale to identify all tagged items easily and simultaneously. With loss-prevention integration, there is no need to remove security tags.

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See Merchandise

Connect accurate inventory data to point-of-sale and exit data to improve visibility, increase efficiency, and enhance the shopper experience.

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Limit contact and deepen connections

Customers and employees alike want self-checkout and touch-free purchasing options that limit customer lines and streamline shopping trips. Many of today’s self-checkout systems are difficult to use — customers have to fumble around with barcodes, type in product names, and put up with annoying errors.  Self-checkout systems enabled by the Impinj platform deliver safe and satisfying customer experiences. 

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Improve the customer experience

Because RAIN RFID self-checkout kiosks can read many tagged items simultaneously without line-of-sight, customers don’t need to search for barcodes to scan one by one. The Impinj platform allows retailers to create a customer-first experience that is simple and intuitive, increases throughput, and goes beyond moving the cashier’s work to the shopper —delivering faster checkouts, shorter lines, and safer shopping trips.

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Protect customer privacy and integrate with loss prevention

Features exclusive to Impinj tag chips enable integrated loss prevention while protecting consumer privacy. When scanned at checkout, Impinj tag chips can be made invisible to RAIN RFID readers. If a product is returned, its tag can be returned to normal operation using a secure PIN. Impinj Protected Mode gives retailers the ability to immediately and automatically remove purchased items from inventory, improve the customer experience at store exits, protect customers’ privacy, and enable seamless returns to store inventory.

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Power emerging, automated shopping experiences

As customer behavior evolves, new models of shopping are emerging across the globe. Fully automated stores eliminate checkout stands by tracking products as customers pick them up. Smart refrigerators track their contents and charge customers for the items they remove. RAIN RFID can power these emerging retail models, built on a foundational truth: giving customers what they want, when they want it, always wins.


Partner Solution

Self-service intelligent refrigerator for new retail

The innovative Intelligent Refrigerator from Impinj partner Stora Enso provides an automated RAIN RFID solution that makes expansion easy and cost-effective for retailers, while maximizing the convenience of a quick grab-and-go for consumers.


See RAIN RFID self-checkout in action

Self-checkout systems powered by RAIN RFID bring security and convenience to retail points of sale. Speed up customer checkout and reduce wait times with an automated checkout solution that reads hundreds of items instantly without direct line-of-sight. Self-checkout enabled by the Impinj platform identify tagged items at checkout, and support seamless product returns and loss prevention with the exclusive Impinj Protected Mode feature of the Impinj M700 tag chip.