International luxury group Kering announced in a press release Monday it’s working with Apple on a suite of apps for its in-store staff and sales associates to scan inventories and more.
These software solutions will enable Kering’s sales people to see real time stock levels, know if a specific size or color is available in-store or if it can be ordered from other stores, and even get customized styling recommendations for customers to try.
Already available in two-thirds of the stores of Kering’s three biggest Couture & Leather Goods brands, the app is used by 6,500 sales associates around the world every day. In addition, the press release states, Kering is “exploring advanced technologies” with Apple to further enhance client experience on iOS devices, including “improving the payment experience in-store.”
Based in Paris, France, Kering owns a bunch of luxury goods brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron, Brioni and Pomellato.
Photo: Grégory Boutté, Chief Client and Digital Officer of Kering, via WWD