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How is ICT used in supermarkets?

Presentation by Mia Williamson and Nicola Moore

mia williamson

on 13 April 2011

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Transcript of How is ICT used in supermarkets?

How is ICT used in supermarkets? Supermarkets use computer systems to: Sell goods to customers and process payments at checkouts Monitor and Control stock by automatically generating orders for more products if a stock is low. Perform sales analysis to find out which products well/ not so well. Collect data about customers using loyalty cards whenever money is spent in store. This data is used to analyse the spending habits of customers and send them offers for the type of products they buy regularly. Barcodes UK supermarkets use barcodes to represent a 13 digit number which identifies 3 things: The name of the product It's country of origin; The manufacturers details. Check Digit (1 Digit) The product code (5 digits) The Manufacturers details (5 digits) The country of manufacture (2 digits) what happens when a barcode is scanned at EPOS terminal? Barcode number is sent to the branch computer. Branch computer uses the number to search the stock file for the products detailsand sends it back to EPOS terminal Branch computer updates the stock levels to show one has been sold. Products details are displayed on EPOS terminal and printed on reciept. The price is added to the cost so far. EPOS= ELECTRONIC POINT OF SALE Supermarket checkouts are called EPOS terminals. EPOS Every EPOS terminal in a supermarket is connected to a minicomputer in the store, where a database of product information is stored. The computer is linked to the supermarket chain’s mainframe computer using a telecommunications link such as a telephone line or satellite dish. Have a look next time you’re at a supermarket!
Online Grocery Shopping! Allows customers to order their groceries from home and have them delivered to their doors. Main advantage is that there is no need to visit the store.
Good for people who work unsocial hours.
Good for people who cannot leave the house physically.
Online Grocery Shopping 2. Main disadvantages of ordering groceries online:
You can’t examine the goods before buying them. Out of stock items could be replaced with something similar that you don't really want and may have to send it back. THANKYOU FOR WATCHING OUR PREZI ON HOW ICT WORKS IN SUPERMARKETS! By..Mia Williamson& Nicola Moore!
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