08 Dec Press Release – hubz Announces New Smart Cooler to Help Operators Succeed in the Next Stage of Unattended Retail
San Antonio, Tx, December 8th, 2020 – hubz, a product line specializing in smart, unattended retail points of sale, announced its new hubz cooler – helping operators embrace the next step of unattended retail solutions. The hubz cooler offers a secure way to help operators sell any product, anywhere, anytime. hubz is a partnership between smart retail leaders Parlevel Systems, Shekel Brainweigh, and Imbera.
The hubz cooler is a smart, unattended retail point of sale that empowers operators to maximize product offerings in a wide array of locations. The hubz cooler is highly secure and can only be opened when a customer presents a payment method. Powered by Product Aware Technology – an innovative array of IoT load sensors, advanced machine learning algorithms and powerful management tools – the solution is truly smart, as it detects exactly which product customers select and accurately charges them as they close the hubz cooler. While the hubz cooler is open, customers can easily browse products, select multiple products, and put back previously selected SKUs. Customers are informed of their selections in real time via an interactive touchscreen, charged the corresponding amount, and provided with a detailed receipt. The hubz cooler offers a wide and flexible range of products to be shown and sold. Through the hubz cooler, businesses can tap into locations that are underserved by traditional unattended retail like vending machines or micro markets.
The hubz cooler helps businesses offer ultimate convenience. Unbound from strict requirements regarding product and place, businesses can sell any good in any location. The secure, unattended nature of the product makes it ideal for medical centers, shared office spaces, hotels, convenience stores, shopping malls, transit stations, building lobbies, apartment complexes, colleges, and more. Through the hubz cooler, companies can bring unattended retail into untapped locations – those of high traffic and highly transient customers. hubz cooler meets customers’ growing demand for fresh, healthy, and diverse products through unattended retail points of sale. hubz coolers are controlled by a powerful management system driving businesses to maximize inventory efficiency, optimize service, and increase space-to-sales. Businesses can effectively manage their hubz hardware side-by-side with traditional vending machines, micro markets, and office coffee business lines.
“The hubz cooler is an excellent point of sale for any company trying to expand their business to reach new customers in new locations” said Luis P Gonzalez, CEO at Parlevel Systems. “The product is easy to use, easy to maintain and incredibly customer friendly. The hubz cooler balances high tech with easy accessibility at a price point that makes the business proposition very attractive to many different organizations.”
“The hubz cooler utilizes Shekel Brainweigh’s Product Aware technology, providing unprecedented accurate product recognition, enabling real time frictionless shopping experience, and encouraging a flexible variety of product mix” said Udi Wiesner, General Manager of the Retail Innovation Division at Shekel Brainweigh. “The hubz cooler combines the best of breed functionalities of intelligent vending and micro markets, helping operators to provide the ultimate customer experience with major contribution to their operational excellence.”
The hubz product line will continue adding points of sale to its line of smart stores such as a smart cabinet, smart shelving units, and hybrid solutions to offer businesses maximum versatility. The hubz product line helps businesses enter the smart unattended retail space with a small barrier to entry regarding low cost and swift training – leading to high earning potential, rapid ROI, and exceptional customer service. hubz has been awarded Intel Market Ready Solution recognition as part of Intel IoT Solutions Alliance. hubz is expected to be available during Q12021, initially marketed in North American markets and later expanded to other global regions. hubz is a partnership between industry leaders Parlevel Systems, Shekel Brainweigh, and Imbera.