Newability recently announced its plans to launch a robot delivery service by the end of October in collaboration with Seven-Eleven, with a focus on the Bangbae-dong area of Seoul and the Seoul campus of Konkuk University. This move comes in response to the growing demand for short-distance delivery near convenience stores and university districts.
Building upon the success of last year’s demonstration project conducted at the Seven-Eleven convenience store in Bangbae-dong, Newability and Seven-Eleven have expanded their services this year. The scope now includes all of Bangbae 1-dong, parts of Bangbae-dong 3 and 4, and the Seoul campus of Konkuk University. This expansion aims to cater to the increasing customer needs in these areas.
Customers can select a service store and place their orders through the delivery order platform, including the Seven-Eleven app. To promote the experience of robot delivery, customers can enjoy a free trial of the service by using a full coupon that is reimbursed upon ordering.
Newability has recently launched the robot delivery platform ‘Newbio Order’ to facilitate the newly implemented service. This platform offers delivery at a fee of one thousand won, without requiring a minimum order amount. Currently, Newbioder, the robot delivery platform, has partnered with two food and beverage outlets, namely, two Seven-Eleven stores near Konkuk University and Restio, a café located on the university campus. The company plans to further expand its service base by advocating for low delivery costs and an intuitive user interface.
The urban robot delivery service conducted by Newability in collaboration with Seven-Eleven is part of the ‘Demand-Tailored Service Robot Development and Supply Project.’ This project is hosted by the Korea Robot Industry Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy.