3Floz.com, the website that has become the go-to destination for savvy business and leisure travelers looking for their favorite products in TSA-friendly sizes, has signed a deal with ZoomSystems—the company behind the automated self-service retail stores from Best Buy, Apple and Proactiv—for a rollout of 25 automated retail shops in top domestic airports.
The 3Floz ZoomShops will start to appear in airports during late third quarter 2013.
While the product selection for the airport vending machines hasn’t been finalized yet, it will be a mix of core, must-have, often-forgotten items such as sunscreen, hair spray and toothpaste, and novelty products such as 3Floz’s popular curated travel kits and other giftable items.
“Now by being in airports we are physically there with instant gratification when our customers need us most,” says 3Floz co-founder Kate Duff.
3Floz co-founder Alexi Mintz adds, “This expansion is a logical next step in our strategy to provide our customers with a curated selection of travel products directly at their ‘point of travel.’ It’s the convenience of what we offer and where we offer it that will keep discerning travelers loyal to our brand.”
ZoomSystems president and CEO Jack Lawrence notes that his company is excited to build an automated retail channel with 3Floz. “They’ve developed a unique product offering that not only addresses the needs of the traveler, but offers some of the best brands in the world,” he states. “Deploying the 3Floz ZoomShops throughout the airports will provide customers convenience and choice of their favorite products that in the past were left at home. Our automated retail solution will give 3Floz the flexibility, the visibility and the profitability for many years to come.”
[Image courtesy of 3Floz]