Following the likes of Amazon and Alibaba, an e-payment operator has opened Malaysia's first unmanned, self-service convenience store
Unmanned convenience stores have attracted lots of attention and coverage from the press and investors alike recently, mainly due to the fact that tech conglomerates like Alibaba and Amazon have embraced this concept.
Sharing the same vision as the aforementioned companies, e-payment operator Irispay has set up an unmanned, self-service store; a first in Malaysia.
Irispay E-Concept Store is entirely cashless and requires customers to make payments via the Irispay app
Customers are required to download the Irispay app, fill in personal details, and scan the QR code on the products before making payment.
A reporter from Sinchew visited the store recently and did not see any staff, only curious onlookers eager to try out the kiosks.
By eliminating the need for physical staff, the shop is able to operate round the clock without worrying about labour cost.
At the moment, small items such as snacks, beverages, and condoms are being sold
If you're around the Subang Jaya area, be sure to pay this one-of-a-kind store a visit!