Australia: New check-out free store

07 June, 2019 by
FMCG Business

7-Eleven is at the forefront of technological advancements within the convenience industry with its newest checkout-free stores. The first store opened in this format is a concept store in Richmond, Melbourne which has been dubbed “cashless and cardless”.

The store enables customers to use a smartphone app to pay for their purchases within the store, cutting out the need for queues and checkouts.

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“We’re trying to push the notion of ‘convenience’ to its absolute limit,” says 7-Eleven Chief Executive, Angus McKay.“In the new concept store, customers will notice the absence of a counter. The store feels more spacious and customers avoid being funnelled to a checkout location creating a frictionless in-store experience.”

There hasn’t been any further announcement about the rollout of other stores that utilise this technology.

The check-out free store is in a similar format to the Amazon Go stores that rolled out last year.

Source: c-store.com.au