Open the doors of a container with your mobile phone to do your shopping, without meeting employees? It is now possible in Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine). In an isolated area of the city with few shops and restaurants, residents can come and have their lunch or supplement the evening meal with some shopping. While some regret the lack of human contact, others see it as a real development.
The operation of this store is simple. To enter inside, the customer must have an application on their mobile phone and enter their bank details. Once back, he will be scrutinized by cameras which will identify his purchases. When leaving the sign, the consumer is automatically debited a few minutes later. The founder of this economic model ensures that with the savings made on the absence of employees, the store will be able to offer products at more advantageous prices. This type of business, still little developed in France, has been established in China for three years.
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