For a long time, the development of the domestic fresh food industry has been constrained by factors such as high marketing costs, high logistics costs and high product loss. As a result, the development of e-commerce platforms and online sales of agricultural products have also been restrained. Now, the emergence of smart retail cabinets has effectively solved these problems, as they take up little space and do not require sales personnel.
“Compared with traditional storefronts, our smart retail cabinets have the advantage of being small and unattended, saving space and personnel costs, thus maximizing the benefits to customers and making them truly affordable. The Smart Retail Cabinet can be installed at ground level, is open 24 hours a day, purchases are convenient and fast and it has a refrigerated storage compartment to ensure that the ingredients inside are fresh. In addition, compared with the group purchase concept which focuses on large packaged products, our intelligent retail cabinets sell products in small packages to help consumers reduce waste. The products placed in the smart retail cabinets are mainly high-quality small packages, with variety and flexibility,” according to Guan Weijun of Beijing 91biane Technology Co., Ltd.
“Most of the produce comes from our own organic bases in Beijing and Shanghai, and the rest comes from our strictly inspected organic or green certified bases. In order to protect the freshness of our products, we change them daily, based on expiration times, and the staff regularly inspect and replace the fresh products that exceed the optimal nutrition period."
"As we all know, fresh fruits and vegetables are quite sensitive to the storage temperature. The regulation of temperature directly determines the freshness of the product. In order to meet the different requirements of the optimal storage temperature for fruit and vegetable products, one of the characteristics of our IoT smart cabinet is that it can remotely sets different temperatures for each cabinet. The current smart retail cabinets have a temperature regulation range of 5 to 16 degrees. Currently, we are developing a new generation of smart cabinets with a freezing temperature of minus 25 degrees."
"According to our understanding and relevant data, the main consumer groups for smart retail cabinets are young people in the workplace, followed by retirees aged 50 to 70. The emergence of smart retail cabinets meets the need for convenient shopping after their work ends. Of course, while gaining consumer recognition, we also see the market challenges: the main change is in consumers' purchasing habits. Most residents are accustomed to buying in the supermarket for a few days of food. It takes time for people to change. The quality of fresh food is related to people's health. We will try our best to provide consumers with the freshest fresh food and ensure the health of the people."
"We are a technology company integrating R&D, production and sales. We are committed to the R&D and promotion of fruit and vegetable vending machines. We provide high-quality agricultural and sideline products retail services to the community residents with smart unmanned sales systems. We have received unanimous praise from industry insiders and consumers since it was put into the market in May 2018, especially for those office workers who don’t have time to go to the supermarket. Smart retail cabinets have brought them great convenience."
“At this stage, smart retail cabinets are in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. In the next step, we will look at cities with better economic development in East China and North China. Fresh retail or convenience store merchants who agree with our concepts are welcome to join us. We can create a win-win cooperation and create a new retail model to open up a new world and promote the development of the economy, while also bringing convenience to the people."