Chinese e-commerce giant Taobao has found another way to rival Amazon.
It recently debuted a pop-up cashier-less cafe called Tao Cafe. You scan your smartphone at the door, grab what you need, and after you step out, the bill will be automatically sent to your smart phone. Sound familiar?
The 200 square metre (2,152 square foot) Tao Cafe is the brainchild of Taobao, which is owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Hundreds of eager Chinese customers experienced the store for themselves over the weekend at Taobao’s Makers Festival in Hangzhou where it debuted. Read more…