Swedish convenience store replaces cashiers by smartphones
IT specialist, Robert Ilijason, had a late-night journey of over 20 minutes to find a supermarket that was open after he had to find a store to buy baby food to feed his hungry toddler, after he broke his last jar of the food.
|Ilijason lives in the small Swedish town of Viken.The experience gave him the idea of opening a 24-hour convenience store with no cashiers but only a smartphone:|
Customers simply use their cellphones to unlock the door with a swipe of the finger and scan their purchases. All they need to do is to register for the service and download an app. They get charged for their purchases in a monthly invoice.
"But if they can manage this (technology), I don't know. Sometimes I don't understand it."