Golden 1 Centre looks to banish checkout lines with Zippin
Golden 1 Center and Zippin have announced a checkout-free convenience store partnership. The store will be located at the southwest entrance of Golden 1 Center and will be open during Sacramento Kings home games and concerts at the arena.
“We are committed to leveraging technology to identify and deliver cutting-edge, innovative solutions that enhance the fan experience,” says Sacramento Kings Chairman and Governor Vivek Ranadivé. “Using AI-driven checkout-free technology we are excited to deliver a first-of-its-kind frictionless shopping experience ensuring our guests are able to get back to the action as quickly as possible.”
“Banish the checkout line. That’s our motto,” adds Zippin CEO and Co-founder Krishna Motukuri. “I can’t think of a better place than a sports venue to eliminate the checkout line.”
Starting in October, people will be able to use the dual mode Sacramento Kings + Golden 1 Center app and/or the Zippin app to purchase food and beverage items such as popcorn, draft beer and a variety of snacks and drinks without the hassle of checkout lines and self-scanners. A receipt will appear in the app. Shoppers who do not have it will be able to enter the store by presenting a valid credit or debit card at the entrance.