ING teams up with Dutch supermarket and US tech start-up
ING has joined forces with the Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn and US tech start-up AiFi to pilot a cashierless store.
The partners have built a tiny 14 square meter store in the city of Zaandam to test the concept.
Customers wave their bank card at the store entrance to open the doors, and take items from the shelves, as cameras and weight sensors record the process.
When shopping is completed, the customer stands at the exit, sees the amount spent on a display, and the payment – up to €25 – processed.
Its effort is particularly smooth because there is no need to register or download an app.
The system will tested by staffers over the next couple of months, before moving to another store later in the year.