The evolution of takeaway needs a revolutionary platform.
The TCX IT Platform makes circular thinking visible. To truly deliver on the promises of the Circular Economy we built a platform to track custodianship of inventory – using the world as our warehouse. This lets us deploy smart architecture to cafés to give our members fast access to the TCX service, in a lightweight, customisable footprint that doesn’t impede POS workflow.
Smart Inventory: Coding a Circular Economy
Building a platform to power a circular economy business started with the idea of using the World as our warehouse. If we could track inventory within this warehouse, we’d be able to ensure product stewardship and take responsibility for our products at all times.
TCX smart inventory & custom-engineered Exchangeable Cups allow us to deliver cups-as-a-service, eliminating reliance on single-use disposable cups.
Every TCX Cup is identified with a unique mini QR code. This way we can track the custodianship of the Cup at any time – whether that’s our wash facility, a café, a Drop Box or a TCX member.
Custodianship gives us visibility of our product at all times, and is the mechanism that drives our ability to genuinely close-the-loop and deliver zero waste to landfill.
TCX Cups are also lasered with a human-readable Cup Number to help identify Cups during café service and within a Member’s account.
World as warehouse
- Assign Cups to Members
- Track Custodianship across the network
- Encourage exchange & return
Thanks to smart inventory, you can literally measure your impact on the planet. Your personal (or business) Cup Odometer shows in real-time the number of single-use cups you’ve helped avoid the production of.
For businesses, reporting from Drop Boxes adds insights on single-use cups saved from landfill, as Drop Boxes in tenancies & buildings contribute to closing the ‘disposal’ end of the product loop.
The TCX Reporting dashboard provides deeper insights on how TCX helps businesses and precincts create visibility around KPI’s, CSR and sustainability targets.
All our data remains totally anonymous. We aggregate total numbers from our sources and never, ever share personal information, like ever.
Real-Time CSR reporting
Instant ‘Feel Good’ Gratification of avoiding single-use
Positive reward & motivation (Cups Avoided & Saved)
- Sustainability proof point for organisations
- Anonymous, aggregated data secured from TCX-owned sources
The TCX Platform delivers High Volume Transaction handling for lightning speed operation at cafés.
Café operators are busy enough – we don’t want to get in the way of customer service. So we’ve deployed a software & equipment package that minimises handling time & creates seamless flow for Cup allocation, that doesn’t hold up drink orders.
System Architecture designed for:
- Speed at cafe POS
- Manage high volume transactions at scale
- Minimal handling times
- Fast server response times for zero system lag
- High-grade refurbished hardware & equipment (devices & scanners)
Minimal Cafe equipment footprint & flexible configuration to suit different workflows.
TCX Café Starter Pack
Customer facing Tablet
- Barista facing Phone
- Hand Scanner
- Configurable displays stands
Empowering the next generation of change-makers.
Enhance your café experience with rich features & account tools.
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