“Store-hailing” startup Robomart announced today that they are launching their first fleet of mobile mini-marts in West Hollywood, California.
The new store fleet is initially made up of two types: Pharmacy Robomart and Snacks Robomart. The mobile pharmacy version will sell items such as shampoo, batteries, condoms, and Ibuprofen, while the Snacks Robomart will feature chips, candy, sodas, and other snacks. Robomart is also developing a Grocery version that will include fresh fruits and vegetables and other refrigerated items. According to the release, the company says it also has plans “to expand its fleet to include the Pantry, Deli, and Café Robomarts in coming months.”
Robomart customers don’t shop on the app as with other delivery services. Instead, after hailing a Robomart with the app, customers select from the roughly 40-50 different products after the store arrives. Once the customer chooses the items they want, their total is calculated using RFID tags, their credit card is automatically charged, and a receipt is available via the app. The company is working with vehicle fleet provider Zeeba and Avery Dennison for its RFID tag technology.The Spoon