Stand-Alone Price-Checking Software
AML’s StoreScan price-checking software is a simple, yet powerful application that allows retailers of all types and sizes to offer the convenience of price verification to their customers. Eliminate the frustration of missing or incorrect pricing by offering easy, self-service functionality using any of the AML kiosks. Checking the price of a product has never been easier.
Price checker devices, when deployed in visible, high traffic areas, can provide immediate customer service to shoppers when a store associate may not be readily available. In a world quickly adapting to the self-service mentality, price verifiers are a welcome digital addition to the brick-and-mortar establishment.
By using StoreScan as your price verification solution with an AML kiosk, retailers now can provide a consistent on-brand customer experience with minimal customization or development. StoreScan uses a web API interface for its real-time price lookup. This interface is configurable and, in many cases, may be able to work with existing retailer web services with no software development required.
Don’t have a web service or the resources to develop one? Now with the new StoreScan Server, installing and configuring a StoreScan system couldn’t be any easier. Any retailer that has the ability to export their item master with pricing information into a .CSV file, can be up and running in no time.
StoreScan is also designed for multiple network scenarios.
Retailers can use their own logos and color schemes, and even create custom slideshows that play when the device is idle. The StoreScan Kiosk Configurator allows the user to define the way the device behaves and dictates the user experience. Depending on the model of the AML kiosk selected, StoreScan can display images of the products scanned and even “speak” the price to assist the visually impaired.
StoreScan is compatible with all current and future AML kiosks and in fact, one system may include a mixed assortment of AML price checker kiosks.
Why Choose AML’s Price Checking Solution?
The StoreScan Kiosk Configurator is a stand-alone application that is used to configure the StoreScan application.
In addition to configuration barcodes, users can export complete configurations in a zip file that includes slideshow images/videos and index file(s) for remote updating slideshow media and a complete JSON configuration file.
To simplify the implementation of a networked price verification solution, AML offers StoreScan Server as an easy alternative to developing a custom web service for use with AML kiosks. StoreScan server allows any retailer to manage pricing information from a single server or PC on their network with minimal to no IT setup.
Self-Host or IIS StoreScan is offered with two different installer types. The first is StoreScan Server Self-hosted which includes the installer with everything you need to get your server up and running quickly. The second option is StoreScan Server IIS for those who wish to use Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows® to host their web service. This solution gives you a little more control of the server by allowing you to also host image files for your products and the ability to remotely update slideshow images on your kiosks for marketing purposes.
Simple or Multi-store StoreScan Server also has two operational modes: Simple single server mode and Multi-store server mode. The Simple mode is for retailers who have one universal pricing structure for all stores or plan to put a server in every store. The multi-store mode is for those who have one server serving multiple stores that each have their own pricing information and/or promotions. Once you’ve determined which mode works best for you, the rest is easy. Simply point StoreScan server to a .CSV file containing your product information and set up the product information you want to display. StoreScan will then periodically check the .CSV files to see if new data is available and automatically update pricing as needed.