Smartphones bring shopping convenience to rural Sweden

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Smartphones bring shopping convenience to rural Sweden2

Imagine walking into a grocery store in the middle of the night. There’s no sales assistant in sight. You just pick up your food and walk right out.

Thanks to smartphone technology that’s exactly how Sweden’s first 24/7, self-service shop is breaking the mold.

CCTV America’s Paul Barber reports.

Smartphones bring shopping convenience to rural Sweden

Smartphones bring shopping convenience to rural Sweden

Imagine walking into a grocery store in the middle of the night. There’s no sales assistant in sight. You just pick up your food and walk right out. Thanks to smartphone technology that’s exactly how Sweden’s first 24/7, self-service shop is breaking the mold. CCTV America’s Paul Barber reports.

Need some milk at 3am? You’ve come to the right place. All you need to shop at Sweden’s first unmanned grocery store is your smartphone.

To gain membership, potential customers need to pass a credit check. After that, picking up those last-minute essentials is just a matter of a few scans and swipes on the app and an invoice is sent at the end of the month.

Shoppers love the convenience and the prices, which are a far cry from those usually found at small rural stores.