A Singapore concept store called The Habitat is staffed by humans and robots alike, combining the convenience of online ordering with in-store pickup in a multi-sensory, tech-enabled grocery and dining experience

While it may seem like commerce is steadily moving online, there are many companies that still want to do business in-person. Singaporean concierge service Honestbee recently opened a concept store that attempts to blend a physical store with a cashless payment system.

The store is called Habitat, and is staffed by both humans and robots. Anything purchased in the 60,000 square-foot space is purchased via the app, whether the user is picking up groceries or shopping for goods. A scanned QR code is all that is needed for the customer to come in and pick up their purchases.

In addition to retail, Habitat also features a cafe. The eatery features over 15 kinds of food, which shoppers can order via app and take home to cook or have prepared ahead.

The new store opens in Singapore on October 18. Honestbee also hopes to bring the concept to other locations where it has a presence, like Hong Kong and Japan.

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While it may seem like commerce is steadily moving online, there are many companies that still want to do business in-person. Singaporean concierge service Honestbee recently opened a concept store that attempts to blend a physical store with a cashless payment system.

The store is called Habitat, and is staffed by both humans and robots. Anything purchased in the 60,000 square-foot space is purchased via the app, whether the user is picking up groceries or shopping for goods. A scanned QR code is all that is needed for the customer to come in and pick up their purchases.