Sales Are Up at Neste’s RFID-Enabled Unmanned Store

By Claire Swedberg

The 25-square-meter Easy Deli leverages UHF RFID tags on products and readers at the point of sale and exit to enable shoppers to buy goods by placing them on the sales counter and approving the purchase without human assistance.

Finnish energy company Neste has deployed an automated, unmanned store at several of its fueling stations that enables shoppers to select goods, pay for them and then leave, all without requiring a sales associate. The stores, part of the company's self-serve model for gas stations, extend the automation from self-serve fueling to the associated market. The RFID-based solution was provided by Nordic ID, using tags from Avery Dennison to automatically...

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