MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Online shopping continues to grow in popularity, so now retailers are looking for ways to use technology to improve the in-store shopping experience.READ MORE: Boynton Beach Man Arrested After Remains Of Missing Woman Found In His Backyard
Pepper the robot could be coming to a store near you. The robot can tell you where an item is located inside a store and even suggest a jacket or dress that might look good.
The robot was just one of the new technologies displayed at the National Retail Federation Expo in New York.
Michelle Tinsley – who works for Intel- says the company is using technology to give shoppers all the information they’d find online while in the physical store.
Another item was an interactive food display that uses motion sensors to detect when you’re reaching for an item and then shows you what’s in it and its carbon footprint.READ MORE: Miami-Dade PD Arrests 19-Year-Old Wanted For Deadly Triple Shooting
“Consumers want to be more aware, where is my food coming from,” said Tinsley.
Technology is even changing the way we buy shoes.
Nordstrom and Intel are testing a digital foot scanner that gives you a 3-D reading of your foot size, width and arch.
Dressing rooms are also getting a makeover. Levi’s stores will soon allow you to ask for a different style jean or size with the touch of a button.
It’s technology designed to make in-store shopping a lot easier and maybe even more fun.MORE NEWS: Two Very Different Tales At Two Different Federal COVID Vaccine Sites
You can expect to see many of these new technologies in stores here in the United States by the end of the year.