Convenience Stores Go Online In Japan
from the buy,-pick-up,-and-pay dept
In Japan, a bunch of convenience stores are setting up systems to allow people to choose what they want to buy online and then go to the local convenience store to pay and pick up the product. Of course, if you’re doing all that, why bother to make the initial purchase online in the first place?
Comments on “Convenience Stores Go Online In Japan”
…because convenience (like Famlimart or Lawsons) are more common than post offices.
If you *read* the article, you’ll see that the
stores are being used as a drop point for goods
you could not otherwise obtain at the convenience
store. The clerk/PoS terminal acts as a trust
Due to high population densities and heavy traffic congestion, the FedEx/UPS model fails miserably in Japan.
Re: ignorant gijin
Heh. Okay. Now I understand. I actually had read the article, but I must have somehow missed that fact.