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8. (WO2018165444) AUTOMATED RETAIL FACILITY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165444    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/021575
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G07F 11/58
G07F 11/00
Applicants: SMARTMART, INC.
Inventors: RIVALTO, Michael, A.
FISHER, Jason
Title: AUTOMATED RETAIL FACILITY
Abstract:
An automated retail facility and system with accompanying methods comprising customer interfacing modules, payment receiving modules, product storage and distribution modules, and computer components in communication with device actors that automate connected components of the facility and system in an Internet of Things configuration. The configuration advantageously allows for remote operation of that facility, while maintaining required levels of customer service and supervisory actions within the facility, as needed. To service the system remotely or on location, a handheld inventory management device and inventory management vehicle are provided. To enhance available services, an automatic package receiver/distributor service module is integrated in some embodiments.