Jan 13 | 3 min read

Press Release: Aila Unveils New Products and Solutions at NRF 2019 to Accelerate the In-Store Digital Revolution

Aila Staff

Debuts SoftScan to Enable Barcode Scanning on All iOS Devices; Showcases Dynamic Retail Solutions at NRF

New York, N.Y.; NRF 2019 – Retail’s Big Show, Booth #1240  – January 13, 2019 – Aila Technologies, provider of products and technologies that power seamless in-store experiences at leading enterprise retailers worldwide, today announced the release of SoftScan, a software-based solution that adds effortless 1D and 2D barcode scanning to any iOS device, with any iOS application. SoftScan completes the in-store digital puzzle for retail, as Aila now offers effortless scanning for true omnichannel experiences across Aila’s iPad-based Interactive Kiosk, sleek and durable iPod-based Mobile Imager for retail associates, and in this new software-based product.

“As the digital disruption dust has finally started to settle, leading retailers have found that the most efficient and effective way to create exceptional experiences that blend physical and digital is by leveraging scanning-enabled consumer mobile devices in-store,” noted Aila CEO Jason Gulbinas. “Adding effortless barcode scanning capabilities to the world’s leading mobile platform, Apple iOS, enables instant access to product information, pricing and inventory, as well as ways to improve clienteling, assisted selling, mobile point of sale and other high-value opportunities—all on the devices that users already know and love.”

The latest addition to Aila’s complete suite of iOS-based products for retail, SoftScan brings the power of Aila’s TrueScan technology to any iOS device and any front-end iOS application to provide engaging consumer interactions and streamline in-store operations. All Aila products are compatible with any iOS software, interacting seamlessly to deliver 360-degree experiences for shoppers and retail associates.

Aila in Action at NRF

Already elevating in-store shopping experiences at leading retailers such as ALDO Group, American Eagle, Rent the Runway, and Stop & Shop, Aila is  showcasing new best-in-class solutions that serve the entire brick-and-mortar retail environment, from point-of-entry to fitting room to point-of-sale at NRF’s 2019 Big Show.

  • Customer Spotlight: American Eagle, one of the world’s leading apparel brands, will join Aila at NRF to demonstrate its new interactive fitting room experience built on Aila’s Interactive Kiosk. Mounted in each fitting room stall, the Interactive Kiosk powers custom-built software designed by American Eagle. Shoppers can scan items to see available sizes and styles, get product recommendations, see running cart totals, request additional items, and more—without leaving the fitting room. Visit booth #1240 to see how this Aila-powered solution at American Eagle is elevating the in-store customer experience, while also providing the retailer with invaluable insights into shoppers’ in-store
  • Solution Spotlight: In addition, Aila will be showcasing high-value, turnkey experiences in partnership with leading software, technology and solution providers for retailers across grocery, apparel, big box, pharmacy, healthcare and more. Partners joining Aila in booth #1240 include: Acuant – ID scanning, verification, and authentication for registration and self check-in; Mad Mobile – self checkout & BOPIS; Tastry – personalized product recommendation engine; Teamwork Retail – checkout, mobile inventory management, mobile batch scanning, mobile single scan POS integration, and more. Integrations and partnerships with Credera, Digimarc, Epson, Ingenico, Star Micronics and Verifone will also be on display.

Aila products will also be on display at partner booths at NRF, including: Digimarc, booth #3449; Mad Mobile, booth #4343; and Teamwork Retail, booth #1024. To request a demo or learn more, visit ailatech.com/nrf.

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