Monday, January 31, 2011
Beauty Buzz: Would You Buy Beauty Products From A Vending Machine
More and more companies turn to vending machines to retail cosmetic products. BodyShop recently joint the two beauty vending pioneers- beauty retail Sephora and fragrance company Coty. Now Body Shop products are available for purchase though 20 vending machines set up in varios locations in the us in airports and shopping centers as well as in grocery stores such as Kroger Marketplace and Stop & Shop.
More and more luxury high-end products are available for purchase through the vending machines. For example, a company called Chirp is selling bags from Michael Kors, U*tique dispatches cosmetics and fancy chocolates, Retro Sport offers tees with vintage NFL logos.
All of the machines accept credit cards and not cash.
So what do you think? Progress? Or would you prefer to touch, smell, hold a product and buy from a live person?
Marie Claire Jan 2011