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BOULDER, Colo. –- ShelfX, a provider of at-shelf buying and inventory management solutions, is introducing a convenience store concept that has no lines, cashiers or product scanning. Store owners or franchisees, corporate officers and hotels are invited to try it for themselves at the company's new Las Vegas showroom.
Fully equipped with ShelfX patent-pending "wave before you take" technology, the showroom mimics a real-life unattended micro market. Entry to the store is completely secure and requires a wave of a prepaid Xcard or swipe of a credit card.
Once inside, shoppers then wave their Xcard again at the shelf or refrigerator to select any dry, refrigerated or frozen products in any quantity. Products can be picked up for a closer look and returned without charge. Totals are automatically shown on display units at the shelf and immediately deducted from a shopper's account. In the case of fridges or freezers, closing the door completes the transaction.
"We are set up and ready to show the world just how revolutionary this new unattended micro market concept is, and have already welcomed interested businesses to our new Las Vegas showroom," stated ShelfX CEO Ran Margalit. "The possibilities for our unmanned convenient store are endless, and we look forward to working alongside companies and franchisees to customize the solution to meet their specifications."
The ShelfX micro market provides a fully independent, secure and convenient shopping experience 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with minimized operational costs that do not require on-site personnel, according to the company.
The back-end management software provides the ability to track inventory in real-time and receive alerts when products are due for restocking. Detailed sales and product performance reports can be retrieved to maximize sales and improve business performance. Prices can be adjusted on the fly to clear stock or offer timely promotions.
Installations of the micro market are fully customizable with any number of dry shelves, refrigerators or freezers. There are also options for facial recognition add-in, through which "smart shelves" identify buyers' faces as they approach merchandise to offer a faster, more intuitive experience in the vending environment.
More information is available at www.shelfx.com.