The Stora Enso New Retail e-kiosk is a vending machine that aims to enable purchases without the use of money to accommodate the rise of smartphone-centric purchasing.
Outfitted with an RFID system, the unit can be stocked with a variety of fare that can be purchased by consumer with their smartphone using MobilePay and WeChat payment apps. The various items that are available for sale in the unit are identified by a sustainable paper-based ECO RFID tag that's tamper-proof to automatically charge the consumer once removed.
Senior Vice-President at Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging Martin Ros spoke on the Stora Enso New Retail e-kiosk saying, "After successfully launching sustainable ECOTM RFID tags it was a natural step to enter the automated retail market, where our technology can make a difference today. Based on our research and pilot deployments we see tremendous potential and scaling opportunities, especially in early adaptor markets for consumer convenience.”