Smart Shelves Market by Type (Hardware, Software, Services) by Application (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Departmental Stores, Small Retailers, Brand Stores) by Design (RFID Tags and Readers, ESL, IoT Sensors, Cameras, Software & Solutions): Global Industry Size, Share, Statistics and Forecast 2015 - 2027

Smart Shelves Market Analysis

Retail store owners use intelligent shelf technology to keep track of their inventory. Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is used in these intelligent shelves. These include RFID tags, RFID readers, and RFID antennas. The sensors installed either within the shelf itself or underneath it are weight sensors that track and provide the actual inventory status.  


The Global Smart Shelves market was valued at around USD 3,187.55 million in 2020, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 11.57% during the forecast period to reach USD 7,684.45 million in 2027. Despite its moderate growth rate, the global Smart Shelves market will likely offer huge growth potential, and the real revenue generation opportunity will be USD 40.51 billion between 2021 and 2027.

Interesting Facts about Smart Shelves Industry

  • It facilitates real-time stock information and inventory management
  • It offers low stock alerts and thus loss of sales opportunities
  • Effective & efficient inventory management
  • Realtime price management
  • Optimize overall performance and improve consumer services

Increasing Adoption of Advanced Technology in the Retail Sector

The smart shelves market is expected to expand quickly because of the ongoing advancement in technology being applied in the global retail sector. The smart shelves market keeps evolving. Many industries are using this technology to lower costs, increase efficiency, and collect data. Innovative shelf technology will develop and advance more and overcome the challenges retailers face with price management, distribution, and competition. Hardware, Software, and Services are significant components of the smart shelves industry. The hardware segment held over 40% share in 2020.

Consistent Monitoring and Surveillance

Physical retail stores have a continual need for good monitoring and surveillance of their goods. Retail stores must have the most accurate information related to their stock and inventory. The smart shelf market will grow in the next few years as it will help retailers with stock information and a better way to manage their inventory. Retailers can minimize their losses as digital smart shelf technology informs them of items that may be running low or out of stock, enabling the retailer to stock up before time. Smart shelf technology also helps in preventing thefts. 

Supply Chain Optimization

Another factor that will boost the smart shelves industry over the forecasted period is the rising demand for optimizing supply chains in the retail business. Smart shelves help retailers decide when to restock and engage in buying. Smart shelves also enable customers to have better shopping experiences when retailers use smart shelves' automatic and intelligent features. Retailers are also taking a more customer-centric approach. This, in turn, has led to increased access to customer data, and the sensor technologies in this industry are being used to understand customer behavior. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Departmental Stores, Small Retailers, Brand Stores, and Others are leading end-users of smart shelves. One more reason which goes in favor of the growth of this industry is the decline in the cost of sensors used in these systems. Sensors are now cheaper and more widely available globally, especially in developing countries. RFID Tags and Readers, ESL, IoT Sensors, Cameras, and Software and Solutions are vital components used in smart shelves.  

Data Security and Inadequate Infrastructure for Smart Shelves

The most significant restraining factor in the smart shelves market is the growing concern for the privacy of data from small and medium-sized retailers, which is hampering the adoption of this technology greatly. During the forecast period, the lack of skilled workers and problems with the infrastructure needed to run these smart shelf technologies will also slow down the growth of this market. 

Huawei Technologies, Intel Corporation, Honeywell International, SOLUM Europe Gmbh, PCCW Solutions, NXP Semiconductor, MAGO, SES-IMAGOTAG, AWM Smart Shelf, Focal System, DIEBOLD NIXDORF, Dreamztech Solutions, Sennco Solutions, Happiest Minds, SES-image tag, Pricer AB, Trax Technology Solutions, Avery Dennison Corporation, Samsung Electronics, and E Ink Holdings are some of the leading players in global smart shelves industry.

Frequently asked questions about global Smart Shelves industry

Likewise other industries, COVID 19 also taken a toll on Smart Shelves market with around 10.21% decline in 2020 in its revenue as compare to 2019

North America is the largest regional market with highest share in the total volume of Smart Shelves consumed in 2020

Growing retail industry with increasing adoption of technology in retail stores

RFID and Sensors segment dominated the Smart Shelves market in 2020

Supermarkets/Hypermarkets was the largest end-user segment of Smart Shelves in 2020

Smart Shelves Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2020 USD 3,187.55 million
Market Value in 2027 USD 7,684.45 million
CAGR 11.57%
Benchmarking Year 2020
Past data 2016 – 2019
Forecast period 2021 – 2027
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Published Date:  Jan 2022
Category:  Consumer Goods
Report ID:   60477
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   132
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