COMMA Your upgraded convenience store Conceptualised as a convenience store where customers no longer need to touch anything other than the products that they intend to purchase, and marrying technologies like facial recognition, computer vision and artificial intelligence with the spatial design of the store, Comma is the future of convenience retail.
THE SOLUTIONS Unmanned
THE STORY DEFINING The traditional convenience store The conveniently located store, offers city dwellers the choice of buying selected daily necessities and staples at all hours of the day.
THE PROBLEMS Manpower
AC C ES S CO N T RO L
RFID gate and tags help keep unpaid items within the store.
Registered customers stand in front of the entrance while the facial recognition system runs. Customers are granted entrance once verified
B ROWS E
Take a walk through the store and pick up the items you would like to purchase
ANTI-THEFT C H EC K O U T
Computer vision helps to tag the correct item with its corresponding item code, after which, customers confirm their purchase with a thumbsup gesture. Payment is made via WeChat Pay.
THE RESOLUTION F RO M A TO Z Conception of the idea, branding, interiors and finishing Integrating design, technology and a seamless shopper experience into one store, Formwerkz aims to curate the perfect modern convenience store.
R E A L I S AT I O N From design drawings to construction 1:1 replication of the design from drawing to real life construction, from interior design to product design.
THE DESIGN B R A N D STO RY Concept and logo Comma: a pause, a break in a sentence. Comma is not just a convenience store, it provides a little space away from the hustle and bustle for its customers to rest and recharge.
ZERO-TOUCH ENGAGE Your hands-free experience with Comma From entrance to exit, Comma takes you through a journey where the only thing you touch is the products you purchase. Doors slide open for you after verifying your identity through facial recognition, while RFID gates trigger the door to open for exit after confirming that all items have been paid.
THE TECHNOLOGY S E L F - C H EC KO U T No more fiddling with screens and mobile devices Computer vision scans all items placed within the specified boundaries and pulls out the appropriate information from the database for display and tabulation. With a thumbs-up gesture, customers confirm their purchases and authorize payment via WeChat Pay.
MODULAR One concept, many sizes Pick and choose from the various functionalities: regular shelving, chillers, warmers, hot foods, seating; together with the technical additions at the entrance, exit and POS systems, build your very own Comma store in a building, along the streets or in your lobby.
T H E V E R S AT I L I T Y SCALE AND MOBILITY Built in 3 days or less
Interior for freestanding shop? (real image), plus floor plan
Pre-fabricated materials for the planned Comma store is transported to the predetermined location and constructed onsite within 3 days.
PHYSICAL STORE FULLY OPERATIONAL IN GUANGZHOU, CHINA AS OF OCTOBER 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJVtPjSO020
Conceptualised as a convenience store where customers no longer need to touch anything other than the products that they intend to purchase,...