7-Eleven is trialling an unmanned locker service called Seven Locker in Seoul, South Korea.
The service is part of company’s initiatives to diversify operations and generate more profits for its convenience stores.
The lockers will be set up near tourist attractions and entertainment areas where there is demand for such services among locals and visitors. Depending on the size of the space, storage fees will range from KRW2,000 (US$1.8) to KRW4,000 for a four-hour period.
The plan going forward
The trial starts with two stores in Seoul’s Hongdae and Jongno districts, with another eight to open by end of 2018. Further 100 lockers are planned to be placed at 7-Eleven stores across the country in the first half of 2019. The service is to be extended to all key stores.
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