In the Bavarian towns of Burglengenfeld and Sünching, Edeka Group-owned discounter Netto is testing Wanzl’s Hybridloc app-based shopping trolley system. The solution allows the shopping trolley to be unlocked either with a coin as a deposit, as before, or through the retailer’s app.
Shoppers who have downloaded the Netto app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store just need to activate the automated store locator in the settings in order to use the system. As soon as they hold their smartphone up to a shopping trolley, it is unlocked through NFC communication with the phone.
The Hybridloc electronic deposit lock is integrated into Wanzl’s EvoGrip handle system. The functions of the Hybridloc can be integrated into the respective retailer and store apps via Software Development Kit (SDK) and combined with additional features for the customer.