24/7 stores are beginning a new era
From March 2023, we are changing the way we shop in Czech stores, literally. The Futureshop24/7 project offers the opportunity to shop without the need for a staff at any time, regardless of the time of day, day of the week or even holidays.
The first stores to adopt this revolutionary 24/7 concept were those that focus on groceries and everyday goods. These stores have successfully verified that this new way of shopping is not just a fiction, but a real and popular way to shop.
Customers and merchants alike are responding with enthusiasm. Customers are adapting to the new way of shopping without human service, and it is becoming a trend. The concept of 24/7 autonomous stores brings real freedom in shopping, and it makes sense to extend it to other categories of goods that have the potential to become fully unmanned stores.
These new categories are:
- Tobacco shops
- Adult shops
- Toy and gift shops
- Craft shops
In this way, we are bringing greater convenience, flexibility and freedom to the future of shopping for our customers and pushing the boundaries of commerce.
The use of Bank Identity ensures maximum security of sales for the operator and can be used to verify the age of majority of customers. This combination with products that have a longer shelf life and easier logistics than food opens up exciting opportunities. Higher sales and savings for retailers are one side of this trend. The other side is a new customer experience and increased flexibility for the customers themselves.
Non-stop access to services
We've all certainly been in a situation where we've been short of something at home, but the shops were already closed. Unattended stores are not only there for these moments. Our project makes it easier for people to shop and gives them the opportunity to shop at their own convenience. The 24/7 concept can also be extended to service areas such as ski or bicycle services. The unattended service allows you to hand over your skis to a service centre or pick up a repaired bike at any time, regardless of the time of day or day of the week.