MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group has teamed with MishiPay for a pilot of a checkout-free consumer electronics store in Austria.
At Saturn Express, located in the city of Innsbruck, customers scan the barcodes of the items they want to buy, then pay via an app. They can also seek advice from shop assistants.
MishiPay was part of Retailtech Hub, a startup accelerator in Munich run by MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group. “Disruptive innovations are almost always developed by startups. MediaMarktSaturn launched the Retailtech Hub to bring the biggest retailers in various sectors and the most exciting startups for tomorrow’s shopping together, and to enable customers to rapidly benefit from innovation,” says Martin Wild, Chief Innovation Officer at MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group.