In Seoul, virtual grocery shopping is becoming popular. We all know a lot of grocery stores allow you to shop online and schedule delivery, but in Seoul, Tesco -- now called Homeplus -- has taken the concept a step further. Imagine after a long day at the office you walk to your local subway station and instead of catching the next train right away, you get your grocery shopping done. Virtual walls with food product images and shelving are making grocery shopping easier than ever. All you need is a smart phone and the know-how to scan a QR code and you're good to go.
It's simple: if you need milk and eggs, just scan the QR codes beside their projected images, the order goes into your virtual cart, you pay for it on your phone, and then just schedule your delivery time. This concept is absolutely fantastic, especially if you're a real urban dweller who relies on public transportation instead of a car. It's a real hassle having to actually go to the grocery store, shop around, and then schedule a delivery, or worst case scenario, having to carry everything yourself. It's even better than online shopping because there's no browsing tons of web pages. It's very convenient, you don't even have to disrupt your commute time by going to the actual store.
The only downside about virtual shopping is the delivery fee. As you'll hear in the video below, the delivery fee may cost you more than just that one carton of eggs. But honestly, if all you need is a carton of eggs, I don't see why stopping at your neighborhood store on the way home for two seconds would be such a big deal.
Check out the video below to see exactly how virtual shopping works!
(source via techandfacts.com)