At the port of Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine), a container serves as a store in an isolated area. Workers can come and help themselves and buy in this place where everything is automated.

Retail: a store without staff

Open the doors of a container with your mobile phone to do your shopping, without meeting employees? It is now possible in Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine). In an isolated area of ​​the city with few shops and restaurants, locals can come and have their lunch or supplement the evening meal with some shopping. While some regret the lack of human contact, others see it as a real development.

More advantageous prices

The operation of this store is simple. To get inside, the customer must have an application on their mobile phone and enter their bank details. Once home, he will be scrutinized by cameras which will identify his purchases. When leaving the sign, the consumer is automatically debited a few minutes later. The founder of this economic model ensures that with the savings made on the absence of employees, the store will be able to offer products at more advantageous prices. This type of business, still underdeveloped in France, has been established in China for three years.