Caper, creators of the Caper Cart, an AI-powered shopping cart for grocery stores, expanded its product line of autonomous checkout technology with the rollout of the Caper Counter.
Caper Counter is a plug-and-play AI-powered countertop purpose-built for mini markets and retail stores. The Caper Counter can be installed without a store retrofit or downtime to operations. The Caper Counter provides a faster checkout shopping experience to minimize human interactions in the store to keep employees and shoppers safer during the pandemic.
The new Caper Counter is deployed in several stores with a national convenience store chain, with additional stores coming soon.
The Caper Counter uses computer vision and Sensor Fusion technology to visually detect and instantly identify items placed on the Counter and automatically adds the items to the total amount. Shoppers swipe their cards directly on the device or use Apple Pay or other Near Field Communication technology to checkout. The Caper Counter requires only a power cord and WiFi password to get the device up and running in a store. The AI-powered device is ideal for stores smaller than 10K square feet and fewer than 10K SKUs.
“When we heard from retailers they wanted a cashierless checkout solution to fit their smaller-footprint stores, we developed the Caper Counter with powerful computer vision technology in a plug-and-play format that is quick to deploy without having to retrofit a store,” said Lindon Gao, CEO, and co-founder of Caper.
“Our first product – Caper Cart – was the first to define how technology can achieve a scalable cashierless solution for large-format stores. With the new Caper Counter, we have again transformed the mundane – a countertop – into something seamless and magical for smaller footprint retailers.”
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