Forget Instacart. Now you can get groceries from the vending machine downstairs

©Zailouxia

A Beijing startup has created a faster way for customers to purchase milk and eggs – just pop downstairs, buy from its smart vending machine and pay by smartphone

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Chinese consumers are accustomed to online shopping, but sometimes it's just too late to get what you need delivered. Imagine you are in the kitchen preparing dinner for your family and run out of salt. A trip to the nearest convenience store, maybe only one or two blocks away, becomes less convenient when the vegetables in the frying pan start to burn.Not to worry. A Beijing-based startup has stepped upto provide an additional option. Zailouxia, which means "downstairs" in Chinese, has installed smart vending machines on a number of residential blocks to provide fresh food, snacks and other d...
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