March 3, 2021

Key Factors to Consider When Purchasing Robotic Floor Scrubbers

Floor care
Gavin Donley
Gavin Donley

When making the major decision to invest in robotic floor care, a retail business must consider a multitude of options for scrubbers that offer varying benefits. Brain Corp recently launched its latest eBook, “Retail Buyer’s Guide to Robotic Floor Scrubbers,” designed for retail and grocery executives in-store operations, facilities management, and IT. It offers a 10-point checklist for those looking to invest in autonomous cleaning solutions, as well as content around how to think about robotic ROI, and how to know if a robot scrubber fleet is right for your business. Here’s a quick preview:

Key buying considerations
The guide lists 10 key considerations that any retail buyer should keep in mind when investing in robotic floor solutions, including safety, centralized management, cloud-connected services, scalability, customer support, and more. It emphasizes the importance of investing in solutions that combine best-in-class AI technology with trusted equipment to achieve optimal results. It also stresses the value of an intuitive user interface (UI) so the robotic floor scrubbers can be operated by a range of users. While solutions need to be straightforward and easy to use, they must also be advanced enough to navigate safely in dynamic commercial environments, and offer detailed “proof of work” metrics to meet corporate compliance standards.

How to think about robotic ROI
In addition to key considerations, the guide also goes into specific detail about how to think about robotic ROI, which goes beyond traditional dollars and cents. While cost savings are critical, any consideration of ROI must also include improved cleaning quality, increased work hours, and improved brand value. Evaluating robotic ROI requires a holistic view that takes more than just the bottom line into account.

Are scrubbers right for your business?
The answer to this question isn’t always easy, so the buyer’s guide ends with specific criteria and consideration for knowing whether autonomous solutions are right for your business. For example, autonomous robot cleaning programs are typically ideal for retailers with at least 25 stores, although that doesn’t mean smaller chains won’t benefit from purchasing robotic scrubbers for their stores. Stores that clean over two hours a day manually and lack clear visibility into what cleaning tasks are actually being completed are also good candidates for autonomous scrubbers, according to the guide.

Gain more insight into purchasing robotic floor scrubbers
The business case for investing in autonomous cleaning solutions is clear cut, currently delivering value at thousands of retail sites in the US and Europe. But choosing the right vendor and approach might take a little more time. This new ebook, “Retail Buyer’s Guide to Robotic Floor Scrubbers,” offers key advice for retail and grocery professionals who are considering implementing in-store robotics solutions.

For additional information on autonomous solutions, check out Brain Corp’s new
autonomous floor scrubber ROI calculator to see how much time and money your retail business can save.

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