Silicon Valley Startup, Selfycart, Helps You Avoid Long Queues At Grocery Stores
Shop, Scan, Go!
We all understand the pain of standing in long queues just to get billed! It’s no fun and it’s not a good thing too. Hoards of people just standing there! But now San Jose based startup, Selfycart, is stepping forward to make this waiting obsolete.
How Would Selfycart Help?
The startup that is now participating in Y Combinator acceleration program has come up with self-checkout app that ensures you never again have to wait in the billing line. The app helps you shop in three easy steps.
- Select the product of your choice. Add it to your cart by scanning the bar code.
- Pay for the items in your cart using credit card, PayPal or ApplePay.
- Upon payment, you receive a QR code. Show it at the exit and leave.
Sahle Hashelit, CEO of Selfycart, started his startup with a vision of simplifying the billing process. The startup has tied up with independent stores like Rainbow Grocery and Zannatos, with further plans of partnering with Andronicos and Mollie Stones.
Fees Et al.
It also offers analytics to the store owners so that they can keep a track of customer preferences with regards to goods. Selfycart charges an annual fee of $19,800 for this and other services. The shoppers will pay 2 % at every transaction. But if this fee deters the people from using the app, the startup might cancel this fee altogether.
With its Y Combinator program, Selfycart plans to raise $2 Mn – $3 Mn to expand its operations and provide more features to its users.
What do you think of such an app? Won’t it make life so easier? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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