Unattended self-service market
The benefit of the unattended self-service market of FarmVend is to offer products like fruits or vegetables without the vending machines. This product can be used especially for selling low-price products which customers normally buy in bulks like apples or potatoes. The unattended self-service market is a convenient solution to save space in the vending machines.
Customers enter the market and take the product out of the shelf, weigh it and pay it at the self-service kiosk. The market can be additionally equipped with a security door and customer loyalty card. Therefore, the access to the store can be given to registered customers only. The unattended self-service market is a software option which can be integrated into the micromarket.
The unattended self-service market requires the following components:
- Scale and scaling system
- QR-code scanner
- Payment terminal (self-service kiosk)
- FarmVend software
The products are stored in open shelves and are free-accessible. Each product is assigned to a QR-code. The customer collects all products s/he wants to buy and goes to the check-out table. The check-out table consists of a scale, a scanner and a payment terminal.
- The product is pulled over a scanner and registered for the purchase.
- Goods which need to be weighed first in order to determine the actual price, need to be put on the scales (weight-based sale).
- After scanning all products, the customer is asked to settle the bill through the payment terminal. It can be paid with debit or credit card, as well as cash.