We’ll start to drastically reduce the posts about the Smart Wine Shelf very soon, promise!! But the truth is, the Wine Shelf is currently very popular, and that does make us somewhat happy. Some of you might know by now that we have more than one shelf. There’s the fixed installment in the hybris labs Innovation Space at NY82, then we’ve got the very first version we built traveling across North America, and of course our “portable” Wine Shelf (still not exactly hand luggage) that we take to events in Europe. So while Sven was taking care of prototype no. 1 in Montreal, Christian and Max presented the portable version in Salzburg at the ICS TechUp 2014, an event presented by the hybris customer SPAR. “Every business is a digital business” was this event’s motto, a perfect fit us.
We’ve had more than only a few enquiries by now if, when, where, how the Wine Shelf will be implemented in stores around the globe. The thing is, at hybris labs we build prototypes. Having built the Wine Shelf three times now already is therefore actually quite unusual for us. But after all, we do have a patent pending on the technology behind it and understand the potential.
What do you think, will we see the Wine Shelf or similar applications of our idea in stores sometime soon? Please, share your thoughts! We’d love to hear them!