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Guangzhou’s First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

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an unmanned shop popped up overnight in Shiqiao, a community in Panyu, Guangzhou.

There are all kinds of high-tech stuff.

Face scan controlled door, self-service shopping, intelligent billing, and more.

Runs 24 hours a day so it’s always business

Could it be the rumored “future of convenience shop”?

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

Let’s give it a try.

Shop in the form of a Cool black box

I came to this unattended store today

It is located in Shiqiao subway station canopy

It is still during trial operation

However, many people have come to patronize

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

This “black box” is about the size of an average convenience store

But with all sides of in black wall, plus front large mirror design

Concise, avant-garde, and cool

here’s the logo.

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

Even the little sister can not help but stop

Raise the phone and took some photos for sharing with friends.

There are many people passing by are curious to see

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

Even logo design are very stylish

Actually quite a good place for taking pictures

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

The style of this store has won my heart

Ok, right to the point, let’s get inside.

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

Entrance: the same Face ID technology that’s used in iPhone X

first step

Faced with this locked door

By routine, you might want to pull or push open the door as a first response

However, it’s not working that way

You can not open the door with resonable force

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

The correct way?

Here is the iPone X with the black technology

Face recognition

get Close to the door and stand still for a few seconds,

The display will pop up “face recognition” tips

Align your face with the frame

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

Now, if you’re first time customer, you’ll be greeted with the

“I do not know you” message.

Follow the prompts

Enter phone + verification code + front photo

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

After completing the signup

you Will be able to get in

Near the door just 3 seconds to brush your face to open the door

Even do not have to take out your phone

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

The second step

{Unattended sales, self service}

After entering, you can feel at home there

comfortably stroling around, selecting your favorite things without feeling being watched

that’s a happy shopping experience for me!

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

The store does not have a singl salesperson

Self-service shopping, indeed unmanned.

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

third step

{Smart checkout, no queuing}

There is an eye-catching black desk in the shop

Is the smart checkout

Put selected goods into the checkout area

the system Can automatically identify your purchases

and show you the total amount due, super fast

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

If you change your mind and want to remove a few items,

Remove the products from the pay area

The price will be reduced accordingly

When everything is set, Confirm, follow the on screen prompts

Finish the checkout easily

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

The way how Automatic settlement works, is because of

this paper label, which is attached to all merchandises!

So do not remove this label until you leave

Otherwise you may not be able to get out.

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

But I heard there will be a system upgrading in December,

When you can pay directly with gestures

Make a gesture to engage, even cell phones do not have to take!

I am looking forward.

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

Step 4

{Induction, pick up and left}

I tried it

If you want to go out with the unpaid goods

There will be a voice prompt “you have unpaid goods”

And the door is not open

 Do not think of tip-toe out of the shop

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

Here’s what you’re supposed to do:

Pay for your items, then walk toward the door naturally,

The door will open automatically

Happily jump out and enjoy your snacks ~

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

Summary – My first experience

My biggest feeling is

Very convenient, smart, high-tech

From the face id, to goods identification, semi-auto checkout, and to induction departure

The entire process is just about 30 seconds

I experienced the fastest unmanned convenience store!

After December “black box” after the upgrade

Customers Do not even have to show their smart phones to checkout!

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

And, though unmanned

shopping here is full of security

with 24-hour monitoring in the shop

So do not do bad things in the store

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

There’s also a help button in case of an emergency

If there is any problem in the shopping process

push the button for customer service

Guangzhou's First Truly Unmanned Shop Opened! Face ID Door, Automatic Billing, And More!

After the experience

I’m crazy for this black technology

After all, like me who work overtime

If there is an unmanned store in front of the company

24 hours to give me energy

Overtime hours will be much easier for me.