The Rise of Minimarkets: What They Are and Their Advantages

Published on 06/02/2024 by Miriam Roselló Vazquez

The Rise of Minimarkets: What They Are and Their Advantages

The concept of a Minimarket or Micro-market is a more open and natural vending service, which aims to combine office vending machines and supermarkets in unattended environments.

Customers have the freedom to choose from different products and then pay for everything at once by scanning the corresponding barcode. A simple, easy, and automated process.

What are Minimarkets or Micro-markets?

Minimarkets are unattended retail spaces that offer a wide variety of products and formats, providing flexibility and speed. They are usually located in strategic places such as companies, universities, and hospitals. The different products they offer are displayed in different modules: coffee machines, smart fridges, and shelves, among others, are the main elements.

No staff is required, except for machine maintenance and space management. Additionally, customers have the convenience of accessing products at any time of the day, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Customers can select the items they want to purchase, pay with a credit or debit card, and pick up their products quickly and conveniently.

What are the benefits of implementing a Minimarket?

Minimarkets offer a number of advantages that make them attractive to both business owners and consumers. Some of these advantages include:

1.   24/7 Flexibility and Convenience 

One of the main advantages of Minimarkets is their 24-hour availability. Customers can access these Minimarkets at any time. Another major benefit of setting up a Minimarket is providing users (employees, patients, customers, etc.) with a shopping experience similar to that of a supermarket, without having to leave their workplace, the airport, the hospital... This greatly enhances the customer experience, offering greater flexibility and, above all, freedom.

2.   Wide Variety of Products 

Minimarkets offer a wide range of products to meet consumers' needs. From food and beverages to personal care products and convenience items, these minimarkets provide multiple options for all tastes. Allowing customers to find everything they need in one place, without having to visit multiple stores.

3.   Electronic Payment Methods 

Micromarkets are self-service environments with automatic payment, instead of inserting cash every time you want a product from a vending machine, you can grab all the items you wish to purchase and scan them at a self-checkout kiosk with a card.

4.   Sustainability 

Minimarkets are much more environmentally friendly, reducing reliance on plastic for food packaging. They allow the use of cardboard or glass instead.

In conclusion, Minimarkets are an innovative and convenient way to purchase products quickly and easily. These automated vending machines offer a wide variety of products, operate 24 hours a day, and are located in strategic places for greater accessibility. If you want to install a Minimarket, don't hesitate to use the Orain card payment system. For more information, contact our sales team by sending an email to [email protected] or calling +34 938 097 629.

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