7-Eleven launches checkout-free store

7-Eleven is at the forefront of technological advancements within the convenience industry with its newest checkout-free stores.

The first store opened in this format is a concept store in Richmond, Melbourne which has been dubbed “cashless and cardless”.

The store enables customers to use a smartphone app to pay for their purchases within the store, cutting out the need for queues and checkouts.

7-Eleven chief executive Angus McKay said: “We’re trying to push the notion of ‘convenience’ to its absolute limit”.

“In the new concept store, customers will notice the absence of a counter. The store feels more spacious and customers avoid being funnelled to a checkout location creating a frictionless in-store experience,” he said.

There hasn’t been any further announcement about the rollout of other stores that utilise this technology.

The check-out free store is in a similar format to the Amazon Go stores that rolled out last year.

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