This New Local Convenience Store Chain Is Completely Cashless
At first glance, the Funmaii outlet in Bandar Puteri, Puchong looks like a typical convenience store with shelves and fridges stocked with food and drink. Except... there is no cashier in sight.
Funmaii is the latest establishment to fully embrace the cashless payment system. It recently opened an outlet in Puchong, the second since opening for business at Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara in January this year.
The retail experience is based entirely on the self-service concept – customers pick up what they want and proceed to the counter to scan their items before making payment.
Apart from e-wallet functions, the app can be used to track expenses and spending habits as well as redeem rewards in the form of vouchers and special discounts.
Payments can be also made through credit or debit card.
Fret not if self-checkout seems daunting to you as there will still be retail assistants to help with finding items or how the system works
Funmaii outlets offer daily basic necessities that customers would expect to find at most convenience stores, plus a selection of imported snacks from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand
There will be three types of Funmaii stores namely Basic, Signature, and Concept
Funmaii founder Datuk Brian Wee said the company plans to open about 30 outlets over the next 12 months and aims to have 100 outlets by 2019
The two Funmaii outlets are located at:
Address: No.40, Ground Floor, Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Seri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
Opening Hours: 8.00am to 11.00pm daily.
Funmaii Sunway Nexis
Address: D-G-8, Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara 1, Jalan Pju 5/1, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Opening Hours: 8.00am to 10.00pm daily.
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Funmaii isn't the first business to go cashless. Similar establishments have been popping up throughout the Klang Valley: