The convenient store of the future is always open and has no employees
A Swedish man has created a convenience store that can change the future — a shop without workers that customers control with a simple app.
Robert Iliajason got the idea for the app when he had to drive nearly 13 miles to buy baby food for his child after a local grocery store near his home in southern Sweden closed down.
“I thought that there should be a store here and started thinking about how to solve this problem in a modern, purely technical way,” he told Helsingborgs Dagblad, a Swedish newspaper.
The 24 hour- 365 days a year store is planning to be built in an abandoned post office in Viken, Sweden.The app, which is awaiting Apple’s approval, would give customers the ability to enter the store and scan items. Customers would then receive a monthly bill in the mail. Shoppers will be able to make suggestions about what kind of items the store should stock.
“If people want pepper chips instead of salt-and-vinegar potato chips, they can ask for them,” he said. “We should ask people what they want.”
How will this new idea change the way we work in the future?