We found this video gem on Alibaba’s media site showing off how a real life working grocery store incorporates mobile and ecommerce shopping.
While Amazon has not publicly discussed how they may incorporate Whole Foods into their eCommerce empire, this video may give us a hint of the future.
Many of the ideas shown are common sense approaches to melding the two worlds. Most important, the Hema stores double as warehouse and order-fulfillment centers.
MCOMMERCE ENABLED GROCERY STORES OPEN IN CHINA FOR OVER 18 MONTHS
“mCommerce enabled supermarket” is about the best way to explain these grocery stores in one phrase.
Many commentators and stories online have provided suggestions and speculation about how Amazon may integrate Whole Foods.
This video shows a real world example of a typical shopping experience at an Alibaba Hema Supermarket store in China. Complete with local delivery, order tracking, mobile check out, recommendations while shopping, etc.
It is a fascinating view of the future. Yes, it is in English, so give it whirl!