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GS25 adopts remote management solution for unmanned convenience stores

By Kim Joo-heon Posted : January 10, 2022, 17:36 Updated : January 10, 2022, 17:36

[Courtesy of GS25]

SEOUL -- South Korea's convenience store franchise GS25 will adopt a smartphone-based management system for unmanned convenience stores for the first time in the industry. The mobile remote management solution will allow store managers to check who enters and leaves the store in real-time.   
According to GS25, the remote management app will be adopted in unmanned convenience stores across the country starting on January 11. Using the app, store managers can check who is using a store in real-time. The mobile app also allows operators to remotely open the door or control the volume of speakers. "We will develop many different solutions that incorporate cutting edge information technology in the future," GS25 official Kim Joo-hyun was quoted as saying.
As of January 2021, South Korea had some 600 unmanned stores that require customers to scan the barcodes of products they wish to buy. Many of South Korea's unmanned stores are located inside big buildings or industrial complexes in remote areas targeting workers who have to travel long distances on foot to visit a manned convenience store.

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