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Robomart Plans to Compete With Local Convenience Stores Robomart is a new startup which is a “grocery store department on wheels” and the world’s first self-driving store that will...

Robomart Plans to Compete With Local Convenience Stores

Robomart is a new startup which is a “grocery store department on wheels” and the world’s first self-driving store that will bring groceries, prepared foods, and baked goods right to a consumer’s doorstep!

The world premiere was at The International Consumer Electronics Show Convention, a yearly trade show by the Consumer Technology Association, in Las Vegas, on January 8, 2018, in Booth 51515. The event features presentations of new technologies and products in consumer electronics.

Founder Ali Ahmed, a serial startup entrepreneur, is thrilled that his ten-year vision has finally come to fruition in a fleet of unique self-driving “stores” that will be licensed to retailers so that they can offer on-demand delivery services.

The Robomarts are completely autonomous self-driving vehicles that do not require a safety driver. The system is automated but, if required, will be able to manually communicate with store staff, customers, and law enforcement by teleoperations and be able to access real time analytics and sales data.

Partnering with the leading wireless EV charging provider, Robomart can offer the wireless charging stations as a part of their offering.

How will it work? Customers will simply tap a special button, which will request the nearest Robomart. When it arrives, they simply unlock the vehicle’s doors, shop for whatever products they want, close the doors, and send the vehicle on its way! Robomart will have tracked what has been taken by the use of “grab and go” checkout patent-pending technology, charge the customer, and give a receipt.

Extensive diligent research and surveying women between the ages of 26 and 44 in the United States found that over 85 percent of them do not shop for vegetables and fruit online because they want to pick out their own produce and not have someone else do it for them.

Additionally, retailers know that delivering groceries is prohibitively expensive, and this on-demand delivery is more than five times cheaper on a per order basis.

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