Skip to comments.7-Eleven launches first fully-automated stores in South Korea
Posted on 08/29/2018 12:09:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
7-Eleven is launching first fully-automated stores 7-Eleven Express in South Korea.
Currently under trial, four vending machine-style convenience stores are being operated: two at the headquarters of 7-Eleven in downtown Seoul, one at Lotte E&M in Incheon, and one at the headquarters of Lotte Rent-a-Car in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province.
The store is designed as a 10-metre long express train, and consists of five vending machines with 200 products, which are divided into five categories for which there is high consumer demand: drinks, snacks, prepared meals, processed food and non-food products.
Consumers can make a purchase by inputting the product number into the machine or selecting items from the central kiosk, and pay via a prepaid transit card or credit card, not cash.
The stores feature a microwave oven and a hot water dispenser in the central area.
7-Eleven is taking steps to commercialise the vending machine-style convenience stores, and will accept franchise applications from its current franchisees, as a second store.
This model is designed to maximise the profit of our current franchise owners, 7-Eleven explained.
Self-service convenience stores are being tested in several markets around the world.
South Korean 7-Eleven also tested its c-store of the future with hand-payment at Lotte World Tower while the Taiwanese branch opened second unstaffed X-Store.
South Korea and even nations like Japan never fail to amaze me.
More idiots who can’t quickly check themselves out of the grocery store
Sounds like no more than a glorified rest stop along a Michigan highway.
I’m not interested in shopping at places that don’t accept cash.
I’m surprised 7-11 is still a going concern. All stores that used to be around here are gone.
We’re in their headquarters metro area so they’re everywhere around here.
As long as they accept the EBT cards the ghetto rats won’t destroy them I guess.
I can envision them having auto quick slide down security doors if even one display window gets broken. The whole place goes into lock down until police arrive to confirm it’s okay. Screeching loud alarms and strobes that literally force all customers out of the vending store.
No cashiers to rob. No store owner to push around while stealing cigars to make blunts. I think this has a future. Choice will be limited but these convenience stores are not about choice. There’s Walmart for that.
Korea doesn’t have ghetto rats. They barely have criminals. You’re much safer at 2 AM in Seoul than you are in broad daylight in Chicago.
7-Eleven was number 39 in 2015, ahead of Starbucks and Burger King. It may have lost ground since then. (Biggest was Micky D’s at number 12.)
“7-Eleven was number 39 in 2015, ahead of Starbucks and Burger King. It may have lost ground since then. (Biggest was Micky Ds at number 12.)”
On a list of what?
They still have to develop a robotic ant-theft turret to put on the top of them so they can distribute them to “communities of color” and not get them looted during the latest agitated race riot.
Three Words: “Rooftop Robotic Koreans”
I believe Subway has quite a few more locations than McDonald’s.
They are very popular in Korea.
9mm carbine? Or for old time’s sake, the caliber .30 M-1 carbine? That’s what our civilian guards at my military intelligence compound carried back in the day.
You haven’t been to Korea then. Their cities are safer than most. In the four years I lived there I never once felt unsafe after dark.
7-11 may be shutting in parts of the USA, but they are big in Japan. And in South Korea.
Ghetto rats in Korea? Are you kidding?
7-11 stores are everywhere, all over the world.
Sorry for the double post...
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