It’s a convenience store… It’s a vending machine… It’s a standalone grocery store that offers on-demand groceries! The Oasis24Seven is a transportable robotic retail delivery system that closely resembles a very large vending machine, about the size of a shipping container, and costs between $150,000 and $200,000 per unit. The machine houses 200-800 refrigerated and non-refrigerated products from 1oz to 10lbs in size. Items could include essentials like eggs, milk, bread, laundry detergent, soda, and even fresh produce.

The Oasis24Seven can be placed relatively anywhere bringing fresh grocery items to both urban and rural neighborhoods.  The company’s website states that it has incorporated “technology capable of integrating multiple payment options, WIFI, comprehensive bar coding, ATM, product expiration protection, automated delivery, brand and community service advertising, modular SKU expansion, automated fault detection and notification, green environmental features, and remote information access.”

According to Erin Blakemore at Smithsonian Magazine, shoppers in Des Moines, IA, will be experiencing the Oasis24Seven later this year. The article continues to state that “the machine uses a series of conveyor belts to select and dispense items selected by the consumer using a touch-screen.” Additionally, Channel 13 News reporter Megan Reuther stated, “The machine will accept cash, credit/debit cards, and SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps.”

Next time, when someone doesn’t feel like making small-talk with cashiers or wants to avoid run-ins while sporting last night’s sweatpants, the Oasis24seven might be the right choice in any city or small town. For more information about the newly innovative on-demand retail delivery system, please visit Oasis24Seven’s website.