Structured, cheap and quick – innovative technologies are adding to the benefits already offered by hard discounters. There is no longer any need to wait at the checkout, so shopping will be even faster in future! Smartphones and scan trolleys are central to the concept. The smart shopping trolley can be unlocked – coin-free and connected to the user’s personal smartphone – via an app. Next, the buyer can simply scan each product directly at the shopping trolley; The scanned goods appear automatically on the smartphone display, along with the total and individual amounts.
To pay, the customer confirms the shopping listed on the display, the amount is charged to their credit card or bank account and they are provided with a QR code to open the exit system. The shopper then takes the shopping trolley back to the trolley shelter and in return is thanked by the app, perhaps with a voucher included for their next shopping trip. The concept and the design are built on the same principles: We furnish the hard-discounter store in a minimalist style with simple shelving systems, special offer baskets and pallets. Light colours, bright lighting, and clear routes facilitate fast navigation through the store.