Aerohive Powers Retail Wi-Fi Solution for Savers, Largest Thrift Store Chain in North America
Milpitas, Calif. — September 26, 2017 — Aerohive Networks® (NYSE:HIVE), announced today that Savers, the largest for-profit thrift store chain in North America, has selected Aerohive to mobilize retail operations for greater productivity and efficiency across the entire organization.
- Savers is the largest for-profit thrift store chain in North America and is a global organization, employing more than 20,000 people in the United States, Canada and Australia, and generating revenues of more than $1B worldwide. The company operates 320 retail locations under the store names Savers, Value Village, Village des Valeurs in Canada, and Savers Australia.
- Savers’ IT team needed to move away from reliance on the WAN, and move toward upgrading to a Wi-Fi solution that would also ensure continuous store operations. As a company that thrives on thrift, it’s not surprising that cost was also a key directive for an enterprise solution.
- Aruba, Ruckus, and other providers were considered before Savers ultimately chose Aerohive as the wireless network standard across all its retail stores and corporate operations.
- Savers deployed Aerohive AP130 access points in retail stores and trucking operations, and chose AP250 access points for corporate offices and locations. Savers is using HiveManager® NG for network management, and using Aerohive APs as a RADIUS server for secure device authentication for a guest network.
- Savers will soon deploy Aerohive access points in retail locations with integrated Bluetooth capabilities. This was a huge selling point for the retailer as Bluetooth technology will allow Savers to connect with customers, including unauthenticated users, to allow customer interaction, offer promotional opportunities and enable push notifications.
- To read the full Savers case study, please visit: www.aerohive.com/wp-content/uploads/Aerohive_Retail_Case-Study_Savers.pdf
- Savers Case Study
- Retail Solutions from Aerohive
- Retail Analytics At-a-Glance
- Aerohive Access Points Overview
“Aerohive demonstrated that the network solution they were offering was more innovative for a retail environment,” explains Charles Blair, IT infrastructure manager at Savers. “We recognized Aerohive had developed solutions specifically for retail, with customized features allowing the potential for greater customer interaction, which gave us confidence that Aerohive would enable Savers to stay ahead of the curve and future-proof our wireless solution for years to come.”
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