IT for the Future of Retail

Whether you have a single storefront or thousands, a seamless and exciting customer experience is paramount for any modern day retailer. With a future-proof IT infrastructure, insightful data about customer behavior, and bulletproof security measures, Cisco Meraki empowers retailers to build IT infrastructures for the future. IT administrators, store managers, and marketers, who aim to secure the branch and build enjoyable in-store experiences for guests and employees can take advantage of the expansive Meraki IT platform and API ecosystem to ensure a unique and unforgettable customer journey.

Glean customer insights and improve the bottom line

  • IT and OT managers can gain complete visibility into the network, from headquarters to remote stores to warehouses, through a centralized dashboard.
  • Leverage computer vision and machine learning technology in the MV smart cameras for person counting and detection.
  • Utilize heat-mapping and location analytics to understand the customer journey within a store, or leverage iBeacon proximity marketing with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon technology in the MR access points.

Protect the network with bulletproof security

  • With Meraki MX unified threat management (UTM) appliances, retailers no longer have to worry about security breaches sneaking in through branch locations.
  • Have CIPA-compliant content filtering or PCI-compliant intrusion protection on your network with Cisco’s SNORT® engine, your network will always be protected by industry leading Advanced Malware Protection (AMP).
  • Increase security and efficiency at a lower operational cost with SD-WAN capabilities built into every MX security appliance.

Keep everything in its place

  • Seamlessly manage warehouse management software and point-of-sale (POS) systems to keep everything running smoothly from the warehouse to the store.
  • Tools like Systems Manager for mobility management, which can do everything from install OS updates for a fleet of global mobile devices in just a couple of clicks, to geofence and locate misplaced devices in an instant.
  • Couple Systems Manager with MV smart cameras for product loss monitoring, and it’s never been easier to keep an eye on high value merchandise and other company-owned assets from anywhere in the world.

Custom business solutions delivered via API

With Meraki, all businesses gain access to the open Meraki API platform. On the platform, developers can create custom or plug-and-play solutions that transform customer experiences through engaging marketing campaigns and customer insight. Whether you’re looking to build loyalty programs or micro-location tracking through Bluetooth scanning, there is almost certainly an API for that. If you can imagine it, we can create it. Find out more about our API platform today.

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    Optimized for high-density with 802.11ac & Bluetooth

  • Security & SD-WAN

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    Layer 2 & Layer 3 switches for mission-critical networks

  • Insight

    Improved user experience and deeper insight into your WAN

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    Streamlines deployment & monitoring of video security systems

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