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First Smart Carts in the Philippines Introduced by Manny Villar

Manny Villar, a business tycoon in the Philippines gave the public a pleasant surprise when he introduced the country’s first-ever smart carts.

The smart carts are grocery store carts that are equipped with a gadget where you can automatically scan products you want to purchase. There is also a smart scanner where you can quickly look at the products information including the price. In addition, you can compare the prices and get the best deals on the items.

The smart carts are ideal when you are working on your budget and shopping list. It can change your grocery shopping experience as it allows you to see the running total of your items before going to the cashier.

The smart cart also automatically generates QR code for your purchases where you can use the self-checkout counters or hand them to the cashier if you prefer for a faster transaction.

On Facebook, Villar shared that the new innovation  will be accessible at AllDay’s flagship store in Evia Lifestyle Center in Las Piñas. This will be the country’s first self-checkout kiosks.  

In an Instagram, Villar posted: “This newest innovation is set to elevate the Filipino grocery shopping experience to a global level of convenience and fun.”

His daughter, Camille Villar, AllDay’s Vice Chairman, shares the public’s excitement over the innovation. She emphasized their business’ commitment to continuously improve their products and services.

She added that they want to elevate the in-store shopping experience of their customers and hopefully the rest of the communities in the country.

“Our smart carts are a novel experience, and we are sure it will be an exciting experience for first-time users. This puts even more convenience and information about what they are buying in real-time, right at their fingertips. More importantly, introducing these smart carts help raise the bar for the local supermarket landscape, driving home our point that Filipino consumers now prefer experiential shopping, and we are of course happy to deliver,” she said.

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