Malaysia's First Self-Service Convenience Store Has Opened In Subang Jaya

No staff needed.

Cover image via Sinchew / @celineeatdiary81

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.

Image via Irispay
Image via Irispay

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.

Customers are required to download the Irispay app to make payments.

Image via Sinchew

At the moment, small items such as snacks, beverages, and condoms are being sold

The goods are labelled with mini flags of China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, and others to reflect the country of origin.

Image via Sinchew
Image via Sinchew

If you're around the Subang Jaya area, be sure to pay this one-of-a-kind store a visit!

Image via Sinchew

Address: 43, Jalan SS15/4, SS15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Opening Hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm daily. The shop will operate 24/7 after the official launch later this month. 

Contact Details: [email protected]

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