Solutions Vending International, dba PopCom, has entered an agreement with Qatar-based telecom giant Ooredoo. PopCom will supply its autonomous retail technology in Ooredoo stores, starting in Qatar. Ooredoo is one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications companies serving 121 million people in 10 markets worldwide.
Columbus, OH-based PopCom said Ooredoo’s new PopShop autonomous retail machines are imminently shipping and could launch in stores as soon as December. PopCom’s products will be among a host of other high-tech retail solutions in Ooredoo’s self-service focused stores, giving shoppers a frictionless experience.
“We’re delighted to be working with PopCom on this initiative, which aligns perfectly with our strategic aim of digitalization. We invest heavily in innovation in our pursuit of complete customer satisfaction, actively seeking partnerships such as this one through which we can expand and enhance our offering,” said Ooredoo public relations director Sabah Rabiah Al-Kuwari.
Ooredoo is a Qatari multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Doha. It was the first operator globally to launch commercial 5G services in Qatar and has more than 164 million customers worldwide.
PopCom founder and chief executive Dawn Dickson termed the Ooredoo agreement a "monumental achievement" for its international business.
“We are excited to be bringing our technology to the Ooredoo shopping experience,” Dickson said. “We believe this is a win-win for Ooredoo’s customers and Ooredoo’s commitment to innovation.”