Twyst Connected Retail Bags
Twyst created a connected shopping bag that helps customers have an easier shopping experience and skip long lines in grocery shops.
The smart bag's base contains a lightweight Bluetooth device that recognizes when items with radio frequency ID tags are placed inside the bag. When the bag leaves the grocery store, it sends a signal to the user's smartphone that triggers a mobile purchase – and the customer then pays digitally and gets a digital receipt. Avnet worked with Twyst to create a proof of concept for the smart shopping bags and helped the company bring its product to market. The product is currently being tested in several stores, although Twyst would not name any of the stores to CRN at this time.