Selfly Store, a Finnish company, owned by Stora Enso, expands its range of RFID-enabled micro-stores designed for contactless on-the-go purchasing. Selfly Store enables hotels, offices, and other venues to offer meals and snacks cost-efficiently as the intelligent cabinets are unmanned and fully digitalized. The new range consists of three intelligent cabinets suitable for different end uses. Selfly Fresh is designed for goods stored at room temperature, Selfly Cool for refrigerated meals and snacks, and Selfly Frozen for frozen items.
Selfly Store gives safety and convenience with less waste
Unlike traditional snack and beverage dispensers, Selfly Store’s intelligent cabinets utilize cutting-edge RFID, sensor, cloud computing, and IoT technologies to enhance convenience for consumers.
“The global pandemic has highlighted the need for contactless solutions in retail,” says Aslak de Silva, chief executive officer of Selfly Store. “Unmanned retail enables cost-efficiency advantages while at the same time offering a convenient and pleasant experience for consumers. Unlike old-fashioned vending machines, Selfly allows consumers to select multiple items in one go easily.”
Selfly Store’s RFID technology also allows store managers to keep track of expiry dates and inventory in real-time. With less product loss, it aims to impact fighting food waste and emissions related to it.
“When comparing food waste generated from vending machines selling fresh food items, we see a reduction of roughly 13% when using Selfly Store,” says de Silva. “This brings cost savings as well as clear environmental benefits.”
Shopping whenever – wherever people are
Selfly Store can provide an efficient solution with the new hybrid working models and changing consumer behaviours. It can be easily implemented as an additional point of sales to various locations, for example, workplaces, hotels, hospitals, and sports centres. The solution provides unmanned service 24/7, enabling customers to shop when it is most convenient for them.
The new range of cabinets is available starting in May 2022. The new Selfly cabinets are designed and manufactured in Finland and shipped in 100% recyclable and plastic-free shipping packages. The platform is designed with the possibility of upgrading software remotely. All the latest software developments are available for existing customers as well.