The Container Store said it is outfitting more than 3,000 employees in more than 70 of its 80 stores nationwide with Theatro's wearable device by the end of next month, a move that comes about three years after the companies partnered on a one-store pilot program.
The Container Store employees will use the Theatro Communicator, a credit card-sized, WiFi-enabled, voice-controlled device including a broad suite of retailer applications, including communication between wearables across the enterprise, SKU look-up, employee location tracking, store analytics and other applications. The unit weighs 1.5 oz, clips to the employee's shirt collar or belt loop, and delivers battery life ranging from six to eight hours.
The Communicator device comes at no cost to retailers subscribing to Theatro's software-as-a-service capabilities. The Container Store advised Theatro on development of the device during the pilot program.