San Francisco — The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the hospitality industry hard, as people are urged to avoid unnecessary travel to prevent the spread of the virus. For those who cannot avoid travel, however, stocking up on health essentials and PPE is more important than ever— and for hotels, providing their guests with these necessities and peace of mind has become a priority. Swyft, the global leader in automated retail, has partnered with CVS to bring their fully-managed, contactless kiosks to hotel lobbies across the country. These stores supply on-the-go travel essentials, health products, snacks, and PPE, while providing guests with safe 24/7 retail access with contactless purchasing.
“As our location partners are increasingly seeking to reopen to the public, we responded by leveraging our expertise to quickly bring to market this cost-effective, turnkey store delivering a great consumer experience with highly curated brands and products that address the needs of the consumer during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Gower Smith, CEO of Swyft. “We are also excited to work with our great brand partners and do our small part in kickstarting the economy.”
For hotels, Swyft’s automated stores eliminate the need for a sundries store, providing a convenient retail amenity that is automatically restocked and maintained, revolutionizing guest freedom, and providing incremental income through revenue sharing. Most importantly, the solution is completely hands-off for the hotel, requiring no staff training, management, maintenance, or internal resources of any kind— freeing up time for hotel staff to focus on what really matters: guest experience.
For guests, this impressive technology provides a convenient, contact-free shopping experience that’s available around the clock and accessible entirely from their smartphones, offering a wide range of commonly-forgotten necessities including phone chargers, toiletries, batteries, snacks, masks, and hand sanitizer.
As social-distancing requirements and other safety precautions become the norm in most business sectors, hotels are finding new ways to increase guests’ confidence in their ability to provide a safe and enjoyable experience. Swyft’s automated CVS kiosks present an opportunity for hotels to give their guests 24/7 access to the essential products they want, while creating the safe retail environment they need.
About Swyft: Swyft, Inc. – the leader in the automated retail and retail automation industry – is a technology and services company that increases sales and profits and enhances customer experience for retailers and brands with cutting edge hardware and robotic solutions, flexible cloud-based software and scalable operating partners. Swyft Inc., is also the parent company of ZoomSystems, the industry’s largest smart automated retail store operator.
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