Mobile grocery store provider Robomart launched an invite-only beta test in West Hollywood, California, allowing locals to download the Robomart app and request an invite code. The app makes consumers to tap a button to “hail” a store on wheels in less than 10 minutes and shop checkout-free for daily essentials at home, with no need to go to the store or wait for a delivery window.
Already available for hailing, the Pharmacy Robomart stocks more than 500 packs of 50 everyday products, including OTC medications, first-aid items, toiletries and more. The Grocery Robomart is set to roll out in the coming weeks, giving consumers access to fresh produce and dairy.
The game plan is to make deliveries via autonomous vehicles but now the startup is partnering with fleet leasing company Zeeba Vans for deliveries. The startup also plans to increase to 100 vans within two years. Checkouts are performed with RFID tags.