Leading automated retail company ZoomSystems today announced it has acquired Vigix, Inc. and its patented no-moving-parts technology, which will allow ZoomSystems to expand its global infrastructure and provide more retailers with greater on-shelf availability for in-demand products.
“ZoomSystems is focused on investing in the growing automated retail industry, and this new technology will allow us to operate in thousands of major retail stores on a global basis,” said Jack Lawrence, ZoomSystems CEO. “We’re excited to enter new markets and new channels, ultimately helping our current and new brand partners sell more products and improve the consumer experience.”
The proprietary Vigix technology will allow ZoomSystems to offer the next evolution of high-capacity, space-efficient solutions for secure, in-store unattended sales. Requiring only a small amount of floor or shelf-space, the Vigix technology uses a reliable and patented, no-moving-parts dispensing system and efficient cartridge-swap replenishment method, ideal for premium retail and high-traffic locations, as well as in-store applications. The technology helps to more efficiently address the growing problem of retail shrink, by offering a small, secure way to sell in-demand products on a store’s shelf, without placing them behind the cash register.
Boston-based Vigix was founded in 2004 and has kiosks throughout the United States, Mexico and Australia featuring cell phones, watches, beauty products and more. The Vigix system will be integrated into the existing ZoomSystems end-to-end automated retail network throughout North America, Europe and Japan.
“I’m thrilled that ZoomSystems’ global infrastructure and relationships with top brands will take the Vigix technology to a whole new level,” said Eduardo Alvarez, Vigix founder and CEO.
ZoomSystems is the global leader in the growing automated retail industry. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., ZoomSystems develops and operates a valuable, turn-key, unattended point-of-sale solution for iconic brands and retailers in North America, Europe and Japan. Through its self-service, standalone satellite ZoomShop stores, in-store units and supporting technology platform, ZoomSystems delivers the product from the manufacturer to the consumer, helping brands increase their reach and improve their sales through a better consumer experience. Top brand and retail partners include Macy’s, Best Buy, Apple, Proactiv, Tracfone, Media-Saturn, Benefit Cosmetics and more. For more information, visit zoomsystems.com.
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