, South Korea

E-Mart 24 and Shinsegae open smart store in Seoul

Instant payment is made as soon as the customer leaves based on camera data.

E-Mart 24 and Shinsegae I&C have set up a smart store in the shopping complex Starfield COEX in Seoul, located in a heavily populated area unlike other stores with automatic payment systems, Korea Bizwire reported.

In the store, customers can type in a cellphone number at the kiosk and insert a credit or debit card to receive a QR code that will allow them to enter. Customer movements inside the store are tracked by six LiDAR cameras, though these do not go so far as to check identities.

Instant payment is made as soon as the customer leaves the store based on the collection of data from the cameras, weight sensors and the kiosk. Display stands come with weight sensors to detect how many products the customers have taken. 

Cards that have been reported as stolen will be blocked at the kiosk, Shinsegae I&C said.

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