No More Carrying Groceries Home!

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    "A new mobile shopping experience is coming to major cities around China with a subway network, and is currently being tested in Shanghai and Beijing.

    The idea is simple -- and it's basically a rip-off of what Tesco Homeplus has done in South Korea, where mobile penetration rates are among the highest in the world.

    Subway stations have been converted into virtual supermarkets. All you'll need to do is to scan the QR codes of the products you want, and once you're done with your purchase, the goods are delivered to your doorstep when you get home. Shopping done!

    So successful and game-changing is this technology that Tesco has become the top online supermarket in South Korea and a "very close second" offline."

    Subway supermarket shopping comes to Shanghai - Shanghaiist

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mqcb7RoN4Y&feature=related]Virtual QR Code Supermarket in Korean Subway - Tesco - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    For a price.
     
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    So cool.

    In my hometown, the market delivered groceries to your door. On Sundays we'd call for eggs, milk, bacon, bread, and not have to leave home or get out of our jammies....it was great.

    They also allowed you to charge to your account...also great. I miss that.
     
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    Does anyone actually go grocery shopping any more? I order on line and have them delivered.
     
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    In Tokyo, almost every subway stop there are a plethora of shops and small places to get stuff to eat. Some of the best Yakitori and Noodles I ever ate was at a Subway stop in Tokyo.
     
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    well, when it comes to vegetables, fruits etc. I like to pick by hand ;) fish too, actually I go to a real butcher shop to get our meat and fish, but for the standard fair, paper products, canned goods etc, yea I can see this as doable in an urban environment.
     
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    I've never had that option, where do you live? Cuz I still have to go shopping, and if I could avoid it I would.

    I might even consider relocating for such a luxury!
     
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    I buy from a local farm store for a lot. But standard household stuff, that I use the net for.
     
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    I still do. The local food delivery place is rather overpriced. I would love to order online but find that I won't do so unless the prices are comparable.
     

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