Now, Vender Convenience is opening in Edmonton. It will be one of Canada's first hybrid stores and will be a 24/7 open store offering Scan & Go.
The idea for Vender Convenience was born during the Johnson family's Easter celebration. When they ran out of milk and eggs, and James discovered that the local store was closed, he decided to find a solution to the problem. His goal? To be able to shop in his local area whenever a need arises, without having to manage a store himself all day. This was the starting point for Vender Convenience, powered by Storekey's technical platform, one of Canada's first hybrid stores.
Edmonton, one of Canada's larger cities, has recently experienced numerous store closures just like many other cities, and James saw a gap in the market. The store will be open 24/7, staffed during the day and unmanned at night. All payment will be made through Storekey's Scan & Go solution, freeing up staff for in-store customer service and queries.
The response to the store's construction has been tremendous, and James is very optimistic about his future as a store owner. If all goes to plan, we can expect to see more stores popping up in the future.
The opening of Vender Convenience means that Storekey is now established in Canada. This confirms that retail is evolving globally and that our solution is perfectly positioned to meet this growth. Storekey is now available in about 70 locations worldwide - from the Archipelago to Canada. Want to know more about our solutions? Read here.
Meet James Johnson
By day, he's a political lobbyist. But in his free time, he's a curious tech enthusiast. James Johnson is opening Vender Convenience as a side project. James lives in Edmonton with his wife and three children, and when he's not working, he enjoys reading. In addition to launching a store based on a digital platform, James plans to introduce a robot barista to the store. So when you visit Vender Convenience, you can expect a cutting-edge tech experience, reflecting James' ambition for his new business venture.
Now, Vender Convenience is opening in Edmonton. It will be one of Canada's first hybrid stores and will be a 24/7 open store offering Scan & Go. The opening of Vender Convenience means that Storekey is now established in Canada. This confirms that retail is evolving globally and that our solution is perfectly positioned to meet this growth.
Lögdeå, located halfway between Umeå and Örnsköldsvik, is now home to one of Sweden's largest unmanned stores. The store operates under the Lifvs brand and is powered by Storekey's technical platform.
Whether you run a farm shop, a beekeeping business, or a country store, Storekey is the perfect solution for your retail needs. It simplifies the process of maintaining a readily accessible store, freeing up your time for other pursuits.
Our expansion into the Danish market marks a significant milestone in our journey, strengthening our commitment to deliver convenient retail solutions across borders. In our endeavour to streamline retail experiences, we have partnered with the well-known Danish coffee chain, Riccos. This collaboration has resulted in the opening of micro stores within the apartment complex the Kaktus Towers located in the heart of Copenhagen.
With Storekey, hybrid and unmanned commerce is reaching out to over 70 places around the country. The archipelago stands out as the perfect stage for this innovation, both in Sweden and Finland. Locations like Sandhamn, Tynningö, and Kökar have already embraced this form of hybrid retail, and we're already seeing very promising results.
In the vast archipelago surrounding Åland, lies the community of Kökar, a municipality with approximately 200 inhabitants, taking a significant step towards more accessible and flexible commerce. With the assistance of Storekey, Kökarbutiken is transforming its grocery store into a hybrid store with extended opening hours.