Automated retail

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A Best Buy Express vending machine at an airport terminal, stocked with electronics.

Automated retail is the category of self-service, standalone kiosks in heavily trafficked locations such as airports, malls and resorts.[1]

Consumers select products using a touchscreen interface, pay for purchases using a credit or debit card and then the product is dispensed, sometimes via an internal robotic arm in the machine.[2]

ZoomShops, Redbox, BigStore by Magex, Spot Shops by Signifi and Automated Stores are examples.[3]

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  1. ^ The Body Shop deploying automated retail shops. Retrieved on 2011-06-15.
  2. ^ Alyssa, Bary. (2005-10-24) Zoom Systems Offers iPod Vending Machines | News & Opinion. Retrieved on 2011-06-15.
  3. ^ Now available at vending machines: GPS, iPods, cameras .... July 24, 2010