Robert Ilijason had had enough of driving 20 minutes to the nearest grocery store. The new dad lives in a small town in Sweden and he has opened the first unmanned supermarket, operated completely by people’s phones.
The 24-hour shop has no cashier, instead customers download an app and swipe their phone to get in. From there, customers scan the items they want to buy the items stocked in the store, including any of the basics like milk, bread, sugar, canned food, diapers, and are billed with a monthly. “My ambition is to spread this idea to other villages and small towns,” Ilijason explains. “It is incredible that no one has thought of his before.”
There are six security cameras, a text system that lets the entrepreneur know if there’s a problem with the door, and he lives nearby, but he has so far, he’s had no problems.
Source: Associated Press