Amazon may have been the first to introduce a cashierless store to the masses but Honestbee's new Habitat concept store takes the cashierless concept even further. Located in a 60,000-square-foot warehouse in Singapore, the entire store is staffed by robots and humans. Automated check-out points allow payments to be made through the Honestbee app.
Once a customer has grabbed all the groceries they need from the Habitat concept store, they simply need to head to a collection point and have the QR code on their app scanned. The cart will then automatically be sent to the sorting area, where Honestbee workers will tally up the total and directly bill it to the customer. When the customer is ready to leave, their QR is scanned again and a robot will deliver their groceries to them as they leave.
The Habitat Concept Store Combines Shopping With Autonomous Robots
1. Cashierless Stores - Opportunity for businesses to integrate automated check-out points and mobile payments to create seamless, cashierless shopping experiences.
2. Robotic Staff - Potential for businesses to utilize robots for tasks such as cart collection, sorting, and delivery, reducing the need for human workers.
3. QR Code Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity for industries to incorporate QR code scanning technology for easy and efficient customer transactions and tracking.
1. Retail - Retailers can explore the implementation of cashierless stores and robotic staff to enhance the shopping experience and improve efficiency.
2. Logistics - Logistics companies have the potential to adopt QR code technology for streamlined inventory management and automated product tracking.
3. Mobile Payments - Mobile payment providers can collaborate with businesses to offer secure and convenient payment solutions for cashierless stores and QR code transactions.