IoT in Retail: Create Memorable In-store Experiences & Ensure Supply Chain Transparency

As traditional brick-and-mortar businesses continue to lose customers and revenue to eCommerce, obtaining real-time data on buyer behavior and inventory levels and translating it into meaningful insights became key to retailers’ survival. Harness the power of the retail Internet of Things technologies to gain a competitive edge in the crowded market!

Custom IoT Retail Software
  • We craft iOS and Android mobile applications synced with lightweight wearable devices and self-service retail solutions (intelligent vending machines, digital signage, POS and interactive kiosks), back-end systems with robust analytics and data visualization capabilities and feature-rich web applications including dashboards for multi-level retail IoT systems. The R-Style Lab team also has a firm grasp of location-sensing technologies including NFC, RFID and BLE beacons supporting effective proximity marketing campaigns.
Platform-based Solutions
  • Address our expert IoT developers to build high-performance web and mobile applications and scalable infrastructure on top of cloud services (Azure IoT Hub, AWS IoT, Google Cloud IoT) and visibility platforms enabling social intelligence, customer segmentation, buying behavior pattern recognition, performance reporting and data-based demand forecasting. To future-proof your business, we adopt the BA-driven approach to software development and identify the appropriate technology stack and server capacity on a case-by-case basis.
Integration with 3rd-party Products
  • In order to facilitate continuous data flow between the components of a retail IT infrastructure and secure its endpoints, we interface IoT solutions with existing CRM, JIT inventory systems, resource planning, supply chain and warehouse management software, as well as custom mobile and web applications utilized by our clients. The comprehensive integration is enabled through public APIs, middleware solutions provided by cloud platforms and proprietary development kits. Tap into our expertise to join the pieces of an IoT puzzle together!

Technology Stack

Mobile
Objective-C, Swift, Java, Kotlin
Web (back-end)
PHP (Zend 2-3, Laravel, Symfony); NoSQL (Mongo, Cassandra), MySQL, PostgreSQL; AWS services
Embedded
C, C++, embedded Linux
Hardware prototyping
Arduino, Raspberry PI, BeagleBoard, ESP32, ESP8266
UI
AngularJS, Vue.js, React, Grafana, Kibana, OpenGL
Proximity technologies
BLE, RFID (including optical), NFC, beacons, iBeacon, infrared emitters
Image & object recognition
Google Vision API, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon SageMaker
Smart data processing
Amazon services (EC2, EMR, Redshift, Lambda), Azure Cognitive Services

Unlocking the Benefits of IoT in the Retail Industry

Customer Engagement
  • Customer sentiment analysis
  • Personalized offers
  • Marketing efficiency
Process Integration
  • Retail operations automation
  • Effective order & delivery management
  • Omnichannel fulfillment
Increased Transparency
  • Smart asset monitoring
  • Supply chain visibility
  • Cost optimization
Unlocking benefits

The Internet of Things: Reimagining Retail in the Digital Age

We help companies detect inconsistencies in business processes and craft high-performance digital retail solutions — from full-scale IoT systems to standalone modules and low-level software powering wearable devices — to add flexibility to day-to-day retail operations.

In-store Engagement
  • The Internet of Things offers unprecedented opportunities for brick-and-mortar retailers looking to re-engage channel-hopping customers. You can provide on-demand pricing information and promotional content to shoppers using BLE beacons and dedicated shopping apps with built-in customer loyalty features. Or you can enhance in-store navigation and create self-guided shopping experiences with interactive digital signage solutions and smart trolleys. And don’t forget about fast and secure NFC payment transactions made via Apple Pay- and Google Pay-based smartphones and wearable devices. The Smart Store concept is real; you only need a reliable IoT vendor to bring your ideas into existence!
Inventory Management
  • Inventory is retailers’ most valuable asset — and it has a story to tell. In order to avoid discrepancies between supply and demand, reduce shrinkage and automate inventory replenishment, you need to look beyond traditional CRM and resource planning systems with BI capabilities. The path to effective inventory management may lie through the implementation of RFID- and barcode-based tracking solutions, enhancing warehouse facilities with temperature, humidity and motion sensors and streamlining order management with cutting-edge pick-to-light systems. Address the R-Style Lab team to identify operational bottlenecks and build a smart retail solution that would meet your needs best!
Supply Chain Efficiency
  • IoT-powered digital retail solutions allow businesses to successfully solve the problems associated with supply chain management, including high last mile delivery costs, ineffective route planning and damage or loss of goods during transportation. With modern RTLS software and smart packages, retail and logistics companies can track vehicles’ exact position, monitor driver behavior and choose optimum routes based on real-time traffic data. The advances in computer vision and drone technologies hold promise for delivery companies — especially those operating in rural areas. And while connected supply chain management solutions remain a novelty concept, we possess the required expertise to prototype your idea and build a software ecosystem around it.

Partner with R-Style Lab to Turn Physical Objects into Powerful Sources of Data & Capitalize on It

Well-balanced in-house team
we have 120+ skilled developers, project managers and business analysts on board to guide you through the entire retail application development process.
Vast R&D expertise
R-Style Lab offers comprehensive electronics prototyping and embedded software development services and has an ongoing partnership with established hardware manufacturers. We’ll help you test the feasibility of an IoT retail solution and shape it into a full-featured product.
Audit & consulting services
our IoT development team has a profound understanding of the retail sector and the challenges companies encounter en route to business growth and operational efficiency and applies the knowledge to solve practical problems.
Baked-in security & interoperability
we secure sensitive data through end-to-end encryption, enable over-the-air firmware updates and implement flexible cloud-based middleware facilitating communication between IoT systems which use different protocols.

Testimonials

Vadim Kurtov, Project Manager, Group Lead Wargaming
“We conducted a tender to find the right development services company for redesigning the World of Tanks console portal. Among our main criteria were solid technical skills and mature project management workflows, which would allow the vendor to cooperate with our internal DevOps team and Digital Design department. After careful consideration, we selected R-Style Lab, as were impressed by their ideas and a clear vision of how to turn them into reality. And we never regretted our choice! The team was extremely responsive to all our requests and upcoming ideas and demonstrated a high level of proficiency and flexibility, while managing to deliver the solution on the budget and right within the timeline.”
Silje Willumsen Hansen, Project Manager WhiteFox AS
“R-Style Lab displayed great technical expertise and the ability to integrate into a dynamic project environment. Despite a minor incident involving a server crash, R-Style Lab proved to be a reliable development partner and the relationship is ongoing.”
Elyza Azarova, Co-Founder & Executive VP Amabella Invest LTD
“The team worked seamlessly with the in-house team to create a perfect product, on time for launch. They follow project management best practices and are always helpful. R-Style Lab went above and beyond in helping with marketing strategy and researching the best IT solutions.”
Hunter Jensen, CEO Barefoot Solutions, Inc.
"Having worked with a lot of USA and non US-based development teams, R-Style Lab software development company is hands down the best I've seen. They have a high level of professionalism, excellent communication skills, thorough quality assurance practices, and superb technical expertise. I have been very satisfied with the quality of the software products that they have delivered, and everything has been delivered on time, on budget, and to spec."
Bolatbek Ospanov, Founder, CBDO Smart Satu
"The success of any startup depends on its solid team and their commitment. We’ve found the perfect level of commitment with R-Style Lab. Besides stellar technical expertise, they have this striking passion for technology which enables them to think outside the box. R-Style Lab has developed a comprehensive business platform for us to facilitate cooperation between suppliers and their clients. This project has won startups competition in Kazakhstan which was organized by a Swiss company Seedstars World and will compete for a 1 mln dollar prize in the World Competition. The smartsatu.kz system is already popular not only in Kazakhstan, but in Kirgizstan and Bulgaria as well."  
Marc Zirka, CEO Telcovision Group
"Working with R-Style is a pure example of software development outsourcing. It was a great pleasure working with a competent and flexible team, where the focus is on the quality and the timeliness of the deliverables. R-Style developed for us the backend for FROGO our new Dating Mobile Application where the outcome was more than satisfactory. Moreover, R-Style team and leadership were providing us at all times their support and were available to answer any questions we had. Working with them gave us a great level of comfort and trust"  

R-Style Lab Core Values

Intellectual Property Protection
From compulsory NDA signing to IP rights and source code transfer, we take comprehensive measures to protect your business ideas.
On-time & On-budget Delivery
We foresee potential pitfalls and manage resources accordingly to deliver software solutions on time and within the agreed budget.
Increased
Transparency
We regard constructive feedback sessions as a cornerstone of successful software product development and ensure your requirements are met.

IoT in Retail: Knowledge Library

Although the global retail IoT market could reach $94 billion by 2025, the sectors with highly volatile demand often demonstrate lower technology adoption rates — due to seemingly high Digital Transformation costs, outdated IT systems and unclear benefits. Discover how your company can optimize business processes with smart retail solutions!

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