Selfly Store launches a new intelligent cabinet series for automated, unmanned retail
Selfly Store press release 11 May 2022
Selfly Store 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 in a cost-efficient way as the intelligent cabinets are unmanned and fully digitalised. 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.
Safety and convenience with less waste
Unlike traditional snack and beverage dispensers, Selfly Store’s intelligent cabinets utilise 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, CEO 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 easily select multiple items in one go.”
Selfly Store’s RFID technology also allows store managers to keep track of expiry dates and inventory in real time. With less product loss, Selfly Store aims to make an impact in fighting food waste and emissions related to it.
“When comparing food waste generated from vending machines selling fresh food items, we are seeing 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
With the new hybrid working models and changing consumer behaviours, Selfly Store can provide an efficient solution. It can be easily implemented as an additional point of sales to a variety of 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 Selfly Store platform is designed with the possibility to remotely upgrade software. All the latest software developments are available for existing customers as well.
About Selfly Store
Selfly Store is a Finnish company owned by Stora Enso, a leading renewable materials company. Selfly Store develops and manufactures self-service technologies for the retail market, especially for B2C fresh food sales. It combines the traditional retail experience with the latest development in RFID technology to create a new way of serving customers 24/7. At the heart of the solution is the Selfly Intelligent Cabinet – an RFID-enabled fridge that enables consumers to buy items independently from the cabinet using contactless payment methods.
Selfly Store solution has been deployed in 16 countries across Europe. The solution is used by leading companies, such as Sodexo. In 2021, Selfly Store won the “Best Retail ICX” Award from the Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Association.