Sweden’s Unmanned Convenience Store

In Sweden's 1st Unmanned Food Store, All You Need Is A Phone

Photo: darpanmagazine.com

Is this the future of grocery shopping?

A late-night scramble to buy baby food gave a Swedish man the idea to open the country’s first unmanned convenience store.

Customers use their cellphones to unlock the door and scan their purchases. They must register for the service and are charged each month for their purchases. He hopes the savings of having no staff will help bring back small stores to the countryside.

Ilijason receives deliveries at the shop and stocks the shelves. He lets the customers do the rest.

He has installed six security cameras to discourage shoplifting but hasn’t had an incident since the shop opened in January.
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