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Ashley Furniture – In Store Product Catalog Kiosk

Client Profile

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world. Established in 1945, Ashley offers one of the industry’s broadest product assortments to retail partners in 123 countries. From design, through fulfillment, Ashley continuously strives to provide you, our customer, with the best values, selection and service in the furniture industry.

Client Industry

Furniture

Business Challenges

Ashley Furniture needed a way to make their entire selection of products available in their Homestores without expanding their retail space. The product catalog project arose out of the need for an “endless aisle” solution.

Solution

Plego Technologies, in conjunction with valued partners Strategic Digital Signage and Pulse Studio, created an in-store, touch screen product catalog application that allowed Ashley’s guests to browse and search their entire product collections. This solution was a Microsoft.NET based solution with a SQL Server back-end that fully integrated with Ashley’s Microsoft Dynamics ERP system. Real item product and pricing information was available directly from Dynamics to each and every kiosk.

The solution was hosted locally on each kiosk in order to maximize system performance and download times.

Software Features

  • Real time pricing
  • Pricing data integration with multiple ERP systems
  • Real time product data
  • Real time offers and sales
  • Sync directly with Ashley Dynamics ERP
  • Product images feed directly from Ashley Adobe scene 7 feed (latest product shots)
  • Email wishlist
  • Print wishlist
  • Integration with website wishlist
  • Text message wishlist
  • Browse by lifestyle
  • Real description and romance content straight from website
  • Product specification data straight from website/erp
  • Live and updated designer recommends information
  • Product videos
  • Responsive programming
  • Application works in both Landscape and Portrait

Hardware Features

  • Available in 42”, 49” and 55” low profile touch screen kiosks (portrait or landscape)
  • Available on Microsoft Surface Tablets in Portrait Mode
  • X2o Powered media players enable content management and updates
  • All content in 4k
  • All Media players and Tablets come in Windows Based Intel Powered Platforms
  • Tech bar setup allows for at least 6 tablets set up

Product Screens

The following are some of the user interface views for the Product Catalog.

Start Screen

Menu and Latest Offers Screen

Browse by Category

Category Landing Screen with Filters and Sorting

Product Details Screen

Product Details Screen w/ Pricing, Swatches, and Recommendations

Wishlist Screen

Technologies Used

.NET, SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Storis ERP, Profit ERP, Frogs ERP

Services Provided

Custom Application Development

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