792: Moby Psi ψ OTG. The First Off-The-Grid, Standalone Retail Pod
Tens of thousands of small local stores have been forced to close down over the last few decades and have been Replaced by giant, soul-less mega-marts. Today, 50% of the world’s population does not have access to retail within walking distance. This could be a matter of life and death. It is also a trillion dollar market, and a huge business opportunity. MOBY’s flexible and high-tech corner stores have been hailed by global media as pioneers and the future of staff-less retail.
How do you open a corner store today? You build a store. You decorate it. You install security systems. You hire people to stock it. Then you need an inventory system. You need a payment system (credit card readers etc). Then you need to hire people. You will also need more systems for finance and overview. Maybe you can connect these systems. Most probably not. Or you could just buy a MOBY. You fill it up, and wait for the money showing up on your account. And get all the above included.
The three biggest costs in retail are staff, restocking, and rent. By slashing these, Moby is bringing futuristic, 24/7 retail to the streets, from Iquaq, Alaska to downtown Manhattan. Welcome to the future. I invited, Hannah Lina Mazetti, Co-Founder / Inventor of Moby Mart to learn more about the company and her story.
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