A Cloud-Based Inventory Management System Using a Smart Trolley for Automated Billing and Theft Detection

  • B. Karunakara RaiEmail author
  • J. P. Harshitha
  • Radhika S. Kalagudi
  • B. S. Priyanka Chowdary
  • Palak Hora
  • B. Sahana
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 65)


Currently, self-checkout counters contribute about 90% of the supermarkets worldwide. However, there is no system to provide product details while shopping to customers and monitor theft which has led to loss in supermarkets and customer dissatisfaction, respectively. Nowadays, billing is a tedious task as customers have to stand in long queues to get their products barcode scanned. This paper proposes an architecture of a smart trolley which provides an automated billing, anti-theft system, and facilitates inventory management through a web application. This is achieved on a cloud-based platform using RFID and Wi-Fi technology. The goal of this proposed smart trolley system is to provide easily scalable, economical, and technology-oriented shopping system thereby reducing queuing time, anti-theft, and labor cost. Results show that there is a 26% reduction in time spent during shopping as compared to conventional shopping methods.


Anti-theft system Automated billing RFID Smart trolley Wi-Fi 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Karunakara Rai
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. P. Harshitha
    • 2
  • Radhika S. Kalagudi
    • 2
  • B. S. Priyanka Chowdary
    • 2
  • Palak Hora
    • 2
  • B. Sahana
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ECENMITBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of ECERVCEBengaluruIndia

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