Introduction to Retail Automated
Traditional vending machines have been around for a long time, while Automated Retail is expanding rapidly. Automated Retail is the technology, software, and services behind the self-service kiosks that sell or rent products to consumers automatically.
In the United States, supermarkets across the country have been installing automated DVD rental kiosks. These machines have been wildly successful for a couple of reasons. First, DVDs are a high volume product that normally require full-time employees, but with the automated DVD kiosks, no labor is required. Second, and more importantly, consumers are attracted to the convenience of renting from these kiosks.
Doctors’ offices are an excellent example of how Smart PharmAssist™ Kiosks are serving consumers. Patients receive their prescription at the health care facility and then have to go and get their medications at a local retail pharmacy. Often times, they have to wait for an average of 30 minutes or longer (usually when sick or injured) before the pharmacy can fill their medication. With The Smart PharmAssist™ Kiosk, patients can fill their medication at the point-of-care rather than waiting for 30-45 minutes at a retail pharmacy.
Additionally, Retail Pharmacy services make it difficult for patients to obtain medications during evenings, weekends, holidays, or for those with transportation barriers. The Smart PharmAssist™ Kiosks provides a proficient, self-serve automated retail pharmacy to patients when and where they need it the most.
Medications are dispensed from The Smart PharmAssist™ Kiosk using a multiple bar code check system to ensure the correct medication is always dispensed.
Smart Rx Systems, Inc. is the pioneer in developing a fully Automated Pharmacy Kiosk.