With artificial intelligence, machine learning and visual cognition technology, Zippin aims to introduce a "frictionless shopping" experience that will save consumers hours of their lives that would otherwise be spent waiting in lines.
To showcase the immense potential of its next-generation, checkout-free software platform, Zippin set up a concept store in San Francisco. The retail store does away with checkout lines and self-scanners entirely, making it possible for consumers to quickly enter the store and leave with their desired items paid for.
Zippin's system combines software with hardware, including overhead cameras and smart shelf sensors that are able to detect items as they are picked up or put back, even with a high degree of accuracy in a crowded setting. When it comes to making a purchase, consumers must download the Zippin app and connect their preferred method of payment to be assigned a unique key or QR code that will permit entry to the shop.