A brand new florist has discovered a house at Clapham Junction – nevertheless it’s now not your typical store. British corporate, Rockflower, has invigorated flower retailing with its new auto retail unit the place the contemporary hand-tied bouquets are to be had to shoppers 24/7.
The trade used to be based via fashion designer Andrew McAlpine who used to be pushed via his imaginative and prescient to create a high-end automatic kiosk that makes merchandise to be had to buyer in any respect hours.
Currently it sells flower bouquets however Rockflower gadgets are designed to promote a really perfect collection of different “must have” on-the-go merchandise.
The machines are put in with a dry-cooling machine this is designed to give you the particular local weather the plants wishes whilst each and every unit is put in with an intuitive touchscreen and a instrument machine that permits the kiosk proprietor to trace gross sales are living and restock in line with call for.
With a low upkeep price to the landlord, and its 24/7 availability of product, it’s observed as a savvy way to the death of the excessive side road – a win-win for the landlord and the patron.
The kiosk operates when the costumer choices out a locker keeping their selected bouquet at the touchscreen. Using a card or telephone, shoppers are in a position to pay for the article and the glass door swings open and permits them to acquire their romantic present.
Rockflower finance director Karen Berger says the instrument, written via Rockflower, is essential to the a hit operation of the air-cooled gadgets and lately there are 4 in operation within the higher London house.
First examined in Blackfriars the place it used to be a “roaring success”, the Rockflower gadgets can also be branded via florists who wish to open a satellite tv for pc kiosk, whilst there could also be capability to run company movies to the general public when the device is between gross sales.
It calls for no workers, but offers shoppers get entry to to contemporary flower bouquets in any respect hours. The bouquets are available in biodegradable holders that double as vases whilst the plants themselves are imported from the Netherlands.
Andrew says: “Rockflower (the name signalling a delicate flower in a hard to imagine place) has huge energy. Its low-cost maintenance combined with 24/7 availability of product, makes our units ideal for so many retail spaces, shopping centres, airports and hospitals to name a few. It’s invigorating, and it is catching on.”