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Wanzl is driving the digitalisation of retail with its own high-tech ministore.

With the My Mobile Store, Wanzl presents a digitalised mini-market that makes it possible to shop for everyday products without any staff at all. And it does so 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Using the store is simple and intuitive, giving customers a unique shopping experience. The digital ministores are particularly suitable for company premises, universities or rural regions.

Bernd Renzhofer, Managing Director Sales at Wanzl, explains: “We presented the Mobile Store concept for the first time at EuroShop 2020 and received very positive feedback from trade fair visitors. As a holistic system provider, we strive to help shape the ongoing digitalisation of retail and offer our customers the best possible shopping experience. This is what we are doing with the Mobile Store.”

The concept of the automated small area

The innovative high-tech mini-store focuses on autonomous shopping around the clock. In a compact sales area, customers can buy everyday products at any time and pay via app or at self-checkout terminals.

Customers gain access to the ministore either with a QR code in an app or their giro or credit card. Customers now move around the store as usual. Information on orientation and advice is available in the app and the menu of the self-checkout terminals as well as analogue information on the sales floor.

The selected goods can be paid for in two ways: Either customers conveniently scan the corresponding barcode on the goods or the shelf with the app on their smartphone and pay directly via app with the deposited means of payment.

Alternatively, customers can scan the goods at self-checkout terminals and then pay by giro or credit card. The My Mobile Store recently opened for Wanzl employees in Plant 4 in Leipheim.

Here they can enjoy snacks such as fresh salads, sandwiches, an obsalat or ice cream during their lunch break. The store is also well equipped for quick after-work shopping with a range of over 300 items.

Finally, the seating on the sun terrace offers the perfect place to relax in the fresh air. Wanzl customers also now have the opportunity to view the store live and have the various application possibilities, the state-of-the-art technology and the flexible equipment and design variants explained to them in detail on site.


Article image: Mobile Store. Photo: Wanzl