Smart Mini-Stores All Around the City

street view of a place in canada

Toronto-Based Startup – extrAbility announces the appearance of Smart Mini-Stores that anyone can own and control in the street.

After having smart-phones, smart-fans, smart-outlets, smart-TVs, smart-speakers, it is time to bring the novelty outdoors. Smart Mini-Stores allow anybody to obtain their own device outside in the street and sell products 24 hours/day.

The Mini-Stores are autonomous and can connect to smartphones. What’s more, users can search for products on the map and purchase and pick them up via smartphones. This will create a distributed network all around the city.

Imagine needing a charger or a gift instantly? Just search on an extrAbility app and find it near you anytime instantly. No need to wait for the store to open and avoid shipping fees and times from online stores.

Presentation of the startup:

This new innovation and concept will boost the variety of products. Everybody will be able to have their own mini-store and manage and control easily.

For businesses, bringing products to a centralized store is very hard as they are limited in space therefore they charge high margins to the small local companies. extrAbility goes with a decentralized and distributed approach by bringing innovation.

a man holding a phone and looking at bottled items

Mini-Stores are:

  • Smart
    • WIFI/Bluetooth Support
    • iOS/Android App
    • Location Configuration
    • Built-in Encryption
    • Distributed System management
    • Analytics
  • Configurable

It is designed to fit most fo products regardless of dimensions

  • Multiple Segments: Up to 10 segments on each floor based on product dimensions.
  • Products can be all unique, walls prevent accessing only a single item.
  • Multiple Floors with a variable height
  • up to 110 lbs (50 KG) products inside
  • Personalized

Owners can control their Mini-Store + apply their branding

  • Choose colors and apply their logos
  • Manage inventory inside anytime
  • Control the product descriptions
  • Mobile
    • Mini-Stores can operate autonomously (no need to have a hub, kiosk, just plugin and activate). It can be operated even offline via Bluetooth using offline generated secure tokens
    • Lightwave design allows stores to be relocated if an owner decides to change the location based on market demand

displayed items for selling

Not only individuals and small local businesses but even existing stores can get the Smart Mini-Store as an extension for the operation of their off-hours.

Additionally, extrAbility will open its own installation areas that come with a Kiosk where will be included:

  • Security
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • Advertising
  • Rent-free

Therefore, Smart Mini-Store owners can operate it autonomously or choose one of the installation areas.

extrAbility has a patent-protected system and methods of operation starting from the US and Canada.

The goal of the company is to introduce more smart city devices and make Toronto the smartest city ever.