Smart you pick a product from the mall

 

Smart trolley for shopping malls

Swagata
Desai, Samiksha Nalawade, Mane Rohini, author: prof. Poonam Yewale

 

Abstract: The new
modern technology has increased the standard of living for the humans. Every
one of us craves for a quality of product everything we use in our daily lives.
So, this has resulted in a large number of crowds at shopping malls which have
to lead to long lines at the billing counter because the cashier has to scan
every product item and then enter it into the billing record. The prevailing
billing system is a bit time -consuming process. So, we thought of inventing a
remedial electronic product to catch-up with this problem. We call it
“Smart Trolley for Shopping Malls using pic 18F458”. This is based on
the pic microcontroller fitted with an LCD and 
BARCODE scanner on a trolley and a wireless  network to work even at long distance due to
its wide range. The brief description of its operation is, when you pick a
product from the mall and drop it into the trolley, the RFID scanner scans the
product’s unique code and its price. And it gets displayed on the LCD screen.
So after a customer has finished with the shopping has to visit the counter and
pay the bill as displayed on the LCD screen fitted on the trolley. This will
save a lot of the time that was earlier being consumed to scan each item. 

 

 

 

Keywords: Smart trolley,
digital trolley, pic 18f458, Zigbee, barcode, Instant billing.

 

 

1.INTRODUCTION1

 

  
Now a day’s maximum operation is based on the automation but then for
billing we have to stand in long queue where automation is not there in billing
system. Based on automatic barcode scanning method we can reduce the waiting
time for billing the products and reduce the manpower. Day by day we try to
reduce the man work but for scanning and billing process still us depending on
the man power.The objective of the project is to design a smart trolley which
will assist the customers in shopping by automating the billing process on the
trolley itself which can easily be used by common people. The system should
also keep a check upon total number of purchased and billed items in order to
avoid wrong billing. The customers should drop every product which they wish to
purchase into the shopping trolley and then proceed to checkout at the billing
counter. The billing process is quite tedious and highly time consuming and has
created the need for shops to employ more and more human resource in the
billing section, and yet waiting time remains considerably high. This project
is designed to reduce and possibly eliminate the total waiting time of
customers, lower the total manpower requirement and expenses for markets and
increase efficiency overall.

 

2. LITERATURE REVIEW

Mohit Kumar, Jaspreet Singh1 This product is basically an
embedded system that uses arm7 lpc2148 microcontroller. The motive of smart and
quick billing is accomplished by interfacing RFID and ZIGBEE module with the
microcontroller. Janhavi Iyer, Harshad Dhabu2 The advent of wireless
technology along with other communication techniques has helped in making
electronic commerce very popular. A modern futuristic product is the one that
aids the comfort, convenience and, efficiency in everyday life. In this
project, we discuss an innovative concept of RFID Based Smart Shopping and Billing
trolley System. The main aim is to provide a technology-oriented, low-cost,
easily scalable, and rugged system for aiding shopping in person. Anjali Verma,
Dr. Namit Gupta3 The proposed research evaluates various strategies to assist
shopping for a consumer to reduce the shopping time in the mall at the same
time provides equal opportunity to aid the store management by providing
real-time updates on the inventory. Galande Jayshree, Rutuja Gholap4 Our aim
is to design a system that can be used in shopping malls. The system will be
placed on all the trolleys in the mall. It will consist of an RFID reader and
ZigBee. All the products in the mall will be equipped with RFID tags. When a
person puts anyone products in the trolley, its code will be detected and the
price of those products will be stored in memory. As we put the products in the
trolley, the costs will get added to total bill. Thus the billing will be done
in the trolley itself. Item name and its cost also will be displayed on the
LCD.The products name and its cost can be announced using a headset. At the
billing Counter, the total bill data of all trolley will be transferred to PC
by wireless RF modules. Udita Gangwal, Sanchita Roy5 In this paper, we
describe the implementation of a reliable, fair and cost-efficient Smart
Shopping Cart using Wireless Sensor Networks. Such a system is suitable for use
in places such as supermarkets,  shopping
mall where it can help in reducing manpower and in creating a better shopping
experience for its customers. Instead of waiting in a long queue for
checking-out their shopped items, the system helps in automating the billing
process. Along with this ability, the system design also ensures detection of
cases of deception invoked by dishonest customers, which makes the smart system
fair and attractive to the buyers and also for sellers. The results are
encouraging and with the use of repeaters at appropriate locations inside the
supermarkets, our approach illustrates itself to be conceivable for use outside
the laboratory, in a real-world deployment. Mr. Mayur Subhash Chaudhari6 This
paper looks into the use of an interactive bracelet that communicates with the
RFID system by mean of a database application. This paper focuses on the RFID
technology, and different ways of its usage for security in areas like shopping
malls, employee and student’s identification, patient details monitoring
system.

 

 

3. EXISTING SYSTEM

     The Currently
available method in shopping malls is the barcode method. The cashier scans the
product through the barcode scanner and gives us the total bill. But this
becomes a slow process when lots of products are to be scanned which eventually
results in long queues, making the billing process slow. While doing a survey
we found that most of the people prefer to leave the shopping mall instead of
waiting in long queues to buy the products. To solve the problems previously
identified, recent years have seen the appearance of several technological
solutions for hypermarket assistance. All such solutions share the same
objectives: save consumers time and money and help the retailers to win loyal
clients.

 

4.PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH
EXISTING SYSTEM

Today purchasing various items in malls or supermarkets
require a trolley. Product procurement represents a complex process. The
customer has to pull the trolley from rack to rack for collecting items and
simultaneously customer has to perform estimated expense computation. At the
end, a customer has to wait in the long queue for billing and payment.

 

 

 

5. REVIEW ON DIFFERENT
TECHNOLOGY

5Smart trolley with instant billing to ease Queues at
shopping malls using Arm7 lpc2148: a review:-  
The modern technology has increased the standard of living for the
humans. Every one of us craves for a quality in everything we use in our daily
life. So, this has resulted in large crowds at shopping malls which have to
lead to long lines at the billing counter because the cashier has to scan every
product item on barcode scanner and then enter it into the billing record. The
prevailing billing system is a bit time-consuming process. So, we thought of
inventing a remedial electronic product to catch-up with this problem. We call
it “Smart Trolley with Instant Billing to Ease Queues at Shopping Malls
using ARM7 LPC2148: A Review”. This is based on arm7 microcontroller fitted
with an LCD and RFID scanner and a wireless ZigBee. The LCD used is a 16×2 and
ZigBee modules make the wireless network to work even at long distance due to
its wide range. The brief description of its operation is, when you pick a
product and drop it into the trolley, the RFID scanner scans the product’s
unique code and its price. And it gets displayed on the LCD screen. So after
the customer has finished with the shopping customer has to visit the counter
and pay the bill as displayed on the LCD screen fitted on the trolley. This
will save or reduce the time that was earlier being consumed to scan each item.

 

6Smart Trolley System for Automated Billing using RFID and
ZIGBEE:- In our Futuristic Billing Trolley System environment, each product
will have the passive Radio Frequency ID tag which is bearing a unique
Electronic Product Code. This Electronic Product Code provides the information
about the product i.e. its name and cost. When the customer puts the product in
the Smart Trolley, the RF-ID scans the tag and the Electronic Product Code
number is generated that is previously known by RFID reader. Radio Frequency ID
reader passes the Electronic Product Code to the microcontroller 89S52 where the
controller compares the Electronic Product Code with the database of the system
having various products. After that, the name and price of the product obtained
by the controller gets displayed on the LCD display of the Smart Trolley, where
the user can see all the product information. The microcontroller 89S52 also
passes the data obtained from the database to the ZigBee transmitter from where
the data is wirelessly transmitted to the billing counter computer. The
computer receives this data through ZigBee receiver using Max 232 interface.
Thus the final information of all products with the bill is transmitted to a
computer with the help of serial communication.

7RFID based Smart Multitasking Shopping Trolley System:-
The characteristic of an innovative product is measured on the parameter of how
much it adds comfort, ease and proficiency to the everyday life at the same
time having value addition on the social aspects. The trend of purchasing the
smallest of the good from a shopping mall is observed quit casual nowadays as
seen in the regular advertisements of different cost-effective purchases of
daily utility goods by different shopping destinations.This strategy and trend
have pulled masses towards the shopping mall.After the purchase of the variety of
items, the customers will have to stand in long queues for bill payments as the
billing counters are very limited as compared to the number of shopping items
on board. To increase the pace of a billing process, Radio Frequency ID
technology has been used significantly since long, thus providing many new
services and convenience in the retail environment. The RFID technology
provides reading the code (RFID tag) at the cashier end to quickly count the
number of items purchased, thus saving time to stand in long queue. In the
proposed review paper, different techniques used to design the RFID based smart
multitasking shopping trolley are compared and contrasted. One which makes use
of RF module protocol. 8 RFID Based Automatic Billing Trolley:- Shopping mall
is a place where people get their daily necessities ranging from food products,
clothing, electrical appliances, footwear etc. 
Now day’s numbers of large and small shopping malls have increased
throughout the globe due to increasing public demand & spending. Sometimes
customers have problems regarding the incomplete information about the product
on sale and waste of unnecessary time at the billing counters for
billing.Continuous improvement is required in the traditional billing system to
improve the quality of shopping experience to the customers. To overcome these
problems stated above and to improve the existing system, we have designed a
SMART TROLLEY USING RFID. This can be done by simply attaching RFID tags to all
products and an RFID reader with an LCD display on the shopping trolley. With
this system customer will have the information about the price of every item
that is scanned in, the total price of the items and also brief about the
product. This system will reduce the time of customers and manpower required in
malls and cost associated with the product.

In this project, we have used Transreceiver type RF module.
It is a small PCB subassembly and is able to transmit and modulate a radio wave
that carries data. Transmitter modules are implemented with the microcontroller
which will provide data that can be transmitted to the module. 

 

 

 

 

6.PROPOSED METHODOLOGY

Now day’s people spend much of time unnecessarily in
shopping malls for billing. Some of the product such that grocery items packed
without price tag so people do not know that related product price. To overcome
these problems we can use BARCODE based shopping system using the smart
trolley. Here microcontroller is used to display the product price and total
bill in the LCD display. In the existing system, the cashier scans the product
through the barcode scanner and gives the total bill.  But this becomes a slow process when lots of
products are to be scanned which eventually results in long queues at billing
counter, making the billing process slow. While doing a survey we found that
most of the people prefer to leave the shopping mall instead of waiting in long
queues for billing to buy few products. To solve the problems previously
identified, recent years have seen the appearance of several technological
solutions for hypermarket assistance. All such solutions share the same
objectives: save consumers time. RFID and barcodes are both similar in that
they are data collection technologies, meaning they automate the process of
collecting data. However, they also differ significantly in many areas.

 

 

 

 

 

   The main aim of
project is to provide a technology oriented, low-cost and provide an easy
shopping facility to customers. The developed system comprises of the pic
microcontroller, 16×2 LCD display unit, barcode scanner, ZIGBEE transceiver and
a battery power source. All the items in the mall will be equipped with BARCODE
tags. When person want to start shopping it has to select the start button.
When person wants puts an item in the trolley, it have to scan item by the
barcode scanner which is interfaced with microcontroller. scanner send barcode
of that item to microcontroller, after matching code with codes stored in
memory, microcontroller reads item’s name, cost etc.After scanning the costs
will get added to total bill .Thus the billing will be done at the trolley
itself .When we want to take any item, 
that item name on keypad .after entering name of that item  on LCD display shows the position of that item
in mall. The  LCD is used to display item
names, item cost etc.Whenever a product is purchased it automatically checks
for the expiry date.So it helps us to remove the expired product. If the
customer need to ‘cancel’ a selected product, it can be accessed through
scanning the product two times. After completing the shopping, the customer has
to select the “Finish” button. This enables the total bill being generated. When
customer enters finish button then zigbee transmitter sends the total bill and
trolley number to the zigbee receiver which is at billing counter .Then at
receiver side on pc all trolley numbers and bill will be display.

 

 

 

7.ALGORITHM

 

1)Select the start button on shopping trolley.

2)Take the items and scan the barcode on items at barcode
scanner.

3)The buzzer and led will on after successfully scanning of
each item.

4)Put the items in trolley.

5)for searching any item in mall enter the name of that item
on keypad.

6)for deleting any item from trolley scan that item two
times.

7)after completing the shopping press the finish button.
8)Then LCD display total bill.

9)At receiver side total bill and trolley number will be
display.

10)you have to pay there

 

8.CONCLUSION

 

By means of this paper, we intend to simplify the billing
process, make it swift & increasing the security using Barcode technique.
This will take the overall shopping experience to a different level.  Different parameters such as the system
parameters of smart trolley like products name, products price, product weight
etc. Are continuously display Thus with the help of the conclusion we can say
that 

1. Automatic billing of products by using barcode technique
will be a more viable option in the future that saves the time of the
customer. 

2. The system based on barcode technique is efficient,
compact and shows promising performance.

 

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