SEOUL, South Korea -- 7-Eleven South Korea is offering customers another form of convenience: an unmanned locker service called Seven Locker at two locations in Seoul’s Hongdae and Jongno districts, reports Insider Retailer. Another eight locker operations are scheduled to open by year’s end.
The initiative is part of the South Korean retailer’s effort to diversify operations and produce more profits from its convenience chain. Current plans call for 100 lockers to be placed at 7-Eleven stores across the country in the first half of 2019, and the service to be extended to all key stores going forward.
The lockers will be available in stores near tourist attractions and entertainment districts. Storage fees will range from 2000 won (US$1.76) to 4000 won for a four-hour period, with users allowed to make payments using credit cards.
“The lockers can create more profit for stores, while providing a differentiated service to our customers,” said a 7-Eleven executive.
Other novel sales-boosting trends will be discussed at the 2019 NACS Convenience Summit Asia will be held at The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, China, March 5-7, 2019.
Attendees will experience a robust conference featuring inspiring speakers and case studies and stimulating discussions on critical industry topics, plus interactive store tours.
The Summit will provide networking and collaboration with retail leaders and C-suite executives from Asia and throughout the world, deliver thought-provoking education, showcase the ways strong retailers succeed and feature diverse retail formats of some of Asia’s strongest retailers.