Online shopping solutions provider ReStore is set to help Italian retailers launch stores without checkout tills and staff members that operate round the clock.
ReStore has signed an agreement with Swedish company Lifvs to exclusively rollout the latter's proprietary StoreKey software technology in Italy.
Lifvs operates mini grocery stores in rural areas in Sweden from container-like structures, which are open 24 hours a day.
Suitable for small proximity stores, temporary stores and also medium-sized outlets, the solution is aimed at retailers who seek to adapt their offer to meet the shopping needs of Generation Z, without the need for significant investments.
Implementation of the software takes about 60 days and retailers receive an all-in-one platform to monitor assortments and better manage unmanned stores.
The flexible solution relies on an easy user-recognition system for access, particularly suited to young people, combining speed of purchase without the need to compromise on the quality of products.
It can be implemented on pre-equipped containers, self-powered by solar panels. Mobile containers offer the possibility of placing them in resorts, or rural areas to serve specific communities, or at strategic or representative locations.
Customers will be able to choose their products and pay through an app, that serves as a the key to access the store.
According to ReStore CEO, Barbara Labate, already several retailers have shown interest in this new solution, eyeing opportunities in areas where they are not usually present, such as tourist areas, docks, and holiday resorts.
ReStore already provides e-commerce solutions to several Italian retailers, including Pam, Coop, Deco, Despar, Penny, Sigma and Tuodì.
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