10 Jul '11, 4am

Envy the South Koreans? They can shop for food on train platforms using their phones

Envy the South Koreans? They can shop for food on train platforms using their phones

In South Korea, you can now do your grocery shopping while waiting for the train in the subway station, via a virtual grocery store. STOMPer Amazink , who sent in these pictures, said: "Another instance whereby the society integrates technology in innovative ways: Check out this virtual grocery store in a South Korea subway station, where users shop by scanning QR codes on their smartphones. "Shop for groceries while waiting for the train to arrive. How efficient is that? "Plastering entire subway stations with life-sized photos of supermarket aisles, commuters can use their cellphones to snap a QR code attached to each product image. The snapped QR codes are then sorted into a virtual shopping cart where they can be purchased. "Here is the good bit: Groceries are then delivered to the buyer's home by the end of the day. "So not only will you never have to visit a physical...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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