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When do you feel the least attractive? If we had to narrow it down, we'd say it's probably be when we are huffing through an airport, dragging our luggage — and our stress — with us. Try as we might to be organized, pulled-together travelers, our flying-the-friendly skies reality is usually makeup-free, sweaty, and wearing regrettable footwear.
… In malls where the rents are too high or the foot traffic too low, American Kiosk further reduces labor costs by relying on automated merchandising equipment made by a company called Zoom Systems. The high-end vending machines have an interactive display that facilitates “guest consultations” that help customers choose among the 18 products.
Think of vending machines these days, and sodas and snacks immediately come to mind. In the 1880s, this technology dispensed just postcards and gum, but has evolved greatly since its modest roots. Modern automated vending devices can now offer a wide range of products that would have seemed unfathomable to its original creators. Within this great story of human ingenuity and technological evolution, lies a clear trend of increasing corporate interest, of which investors will most certainly want to take note.
Since its launch in 2013, 3FLOZ has become the go-to destination for savvy business and leisure travelers looking for their favorite products in TSA-friendly sizes. This week 3FLOZ co-founders Kate Duff and Alexi Mintz signed a deal with ZoomSystems, the company behind the automated self-service retail stores from Best Buy, Apple and Proactiv, for a roll out of 25 automated retails shops in top domestic airports. The 3FLOZ ZoomShops, as they're called, will start to appear in airports during late third quarter 2013.
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport announced today the installation of a brand new Best Buy Express ZoomShop, located in the north concourse of the airport. The Best Buy Express machine, manufactured by San Francisco based ZoomSystems, is an automated retail channel of distribution which offers the convenience of online shopping with the immediate gratification of traditional retail.
Sales of electronics and their gear in airports have gone from little more than an afterthought a few years ago to a rapidly growing presence. Electronics “fit the airport market really well,” said Bruce Boudreau, a director of LeighFisher, airport consultants in Burlingame, Calif.