In addition to vending machines, the use of smart lockers has also increased dramatically, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Smart vending cabinets are often used to dispense larger and heavier items, fragile products that require additional handling, require less movement to keep the product in its original state, or possibly bundled product packaging, etc.
Usually lockers are available in different sizes of options, which means that it can be fitted into the lockers of the cabinet according to the operator's product.
In addition to industrial vending machines and our controlled dispensing vending solutions, some factories and offices use smart lockers to control the dispensing of large personal protective equipment (PPE).
From a retail perspective, retailers can bundle better packaging with multiple items as a combination into lockers. Through the transparent door, consumers can clearly view the product before purchasing from the machine.
Using the latest technology, food vending cabinets are fitted with temperature controllers, as well as heaters and UV disinfection technology, helping to better serve ready-to-eat food while keeping food warm and hygienic when consumers pick it up. With food lockers, food can be dispensed perfectly without tipping over.
For the sale of fresh groceries using smart lockers with refrigerated temperatures, it also speeds up grocery delivery for consumers while keeping groceries fresh and hygienic near residential areas.
In our new code of practice, people tend to shop online to reduce contact with people outside their family, which leads to more and more online ordering. It has now become a trend in this online-to-offline (O2O) shopping experience where buyers scan a QR code to buy online and collect products from the nearest vending cabinet for verification.
At the same time, online orders and packages delivered by couriers can also be delivered to the nearest pickup container as the contactless 24-hour pickup point that buyers want.