Earlier this year we reported on the first robotic CBD dispenser in New York, and it seems this is a trend that’s set to grow, with 7-Eleven getting on board. The US supermarket chain has rolled out an AI pilot scheme and introduced robot dispensers at three locations: Boulder, Denver and Colorado.
Purchases happen via a touchscreen and apparently take less than three minutes per transaction.
As well as stocking and selling CBD products, the automated machines are also designed to educate the public about its use.
The idea behind the robotic dispensers is to add interest and save time for customers and staff. With the American CBD industry on the rise – it’s currently valued at a whopping $1 billion – it makes sense that retailers are exploring new ways to deliver products to shoppers. Of course, an added advantage is that they will also enable retailers to collect valuable data about shopping habits.
Similar robots are currently used across Colorado to sell cannabis products including edibles and flowers.
Kenneth Monfort, the owner of several of the 7-Eleven locations trialling the scheme says he believes they will “add value, intrigue, and delight our customers while reducing shrinkage.”
The brand is now hoping to roll out more of these dispensers across the country.
· Read more about the very first robot CBD dispenser in New York [https://elixinol.eu/en/blog/would-you-buy-cbd-from-a-robot/]