Zippin. Checkout-free technology that

Zippin. Checkout-free technology that
banishes checkout lines.

How it works

See Zippin In Action

The Zippin App

We have just opened our concept convenience store in the SOMA district of San Francisco. We're offering a range of fresh lunch items, snacks and drinks. Shopping with Zippin is easy. All you need to do is:  
 
1) Download the Zippin app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
2) Use the QR code in the app as your 'key' to enter the store.
3) Shop as you usually would and then leave. No check-out required! Your receipt will appear in the app.
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who we are

We Know Retail and AI

We have developed the next generation of checkout-free technology enabling retailers to quickly deploy frictionless shopping in their stores. Our patent-pending approach uses AI, machine learning and sensor fusion technology to create the best consumer experience: banishing checkout lines and self-scanners for good, and letting shoppers zip in and out with their purchases.

Zippin’s platform leverages product and shopper tracking through overhead cameras, as well as smart shelf sensors, for the highest level of accuracy even in crowded stores. The company was founded by industry veterans from Amazon and SRI with deep backgrounds in retail technology, AI, and computer vision.

Krishna Motukuri

Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Executive Officer

Krishna Motukuri

Krishna Motukuri is the CEO of Zippin, drawing on his deep retail technology, ecommerce and startup experience to lead Zippin. Most recently, he was a portfolio company CEO at Naspers Group, where he built and grew multiple e-commerce businesses in India and South Africa. Earlier in his career, Krishna spent seven years at Amazon leading teams in search, marketing, global expansion and supply chain. In 2006 he left Amazon to start Ugenie, a next-gen comparison shopping site that was acquired in 2008 by Lulu.com. Post-acquisition, Krishna assumed the role of SVP, Business Development at Lulu and established key partnerships with Apple, McGraw Hill, Google and others.

Krishna has a Masters degree from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. In his spare time, he enjoys travel and spending time outdoors with his family.

Motilal Agrawal

Chief Scientist

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Chief Scientist

Motilal Agrawal

Motilal is Zippin’s Chief Scientist. Motilal was previously a principal computer scientist at SRI International, a nonprofit applied research laboratory, where he specialized in machine learning and computer vision. At SRI, he led a team of software engineers and researchers, collaborating with researchers at Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia and the University of Maryland. Additionally, he has prototyped and developed several large scale robotics and vision systems for autonomous grasping, manipulation, surveillance, biometric capture and mobility.

Motilal holds a Ph.D in Computer Vision from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is an avid tennis enthusiast and captains several USTA teams at the club level. He also helps coach middle school robotics teams.

Abhinav Katiyar

Head of Engineering

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Head of Engineering

Abhinav Katiyar

Abhinav is the Head of Engineering for Zippin. He brings more than 15 years of experience in building and launching cloud infrastructure products and services. Prior to Zippin, Abhinav was a senior product manager for VMWare, where he created multiple services in the computer, networking, identity and monitoring space. Earlier in his career, he spent four years as a senior technical associate for Trilogy in Bangalore, developing products across multiple domains including online retail, search and insurance.

Abhinav has a Bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Alice Chan

Interim VP of Marketing

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Interim VP of Marketing

Alice Chan

Alice is Zippin’s interim VP of Marketing. An experienced marketing strategist and operator, her expertise includes helping startups with brand development and positioning, go-to-market strategies, demand generation, ABM, content marketing, managing web design and development, corporate communications, and public relations. As the former head of global communications for Xero, and VP of Marketing for Habit, Alice understands what it takes for high-growth companies to be successful.

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"With it, San Francisco gets its first automated checkout market, which will expand up to about 500 square feet to become a full-sized cashier-free convenience store in the coming months, says Motukuri. Not only a first for San Francisco, Zippin–as far as we can tell–is the first Amazon Go rival to open to the public anywhere."

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"Get the app and give it a credit card—just like Uber and Amazon trained us—and the app will spit back a QR code. Krishna Motukuri, the guy running the show, calls that code up on his phone and flips it over for the scanner; the turnstile's waist-high doors fold back. I saunter through. I'm in! I am shopping."

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"Once inside, you pick up whatever you want and walk out without standing in lines or taking time to pull out cash or a credit card. A receipt is then sent to you via email."

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"Shoppers can zip in and zip out of Zippin’s checkout-free shop."

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"The cameras and smart shelf sensors track when and which products are picked up or put back. Machine learning-trained algorithms analyze the camera feed to recognize the appearance of each product the store carries."

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"The platform offers retailers a way to meet the demand for checkout-free shopping while increasing profits by freeing-up real estate and human capital and achieving better inventory and merchandising efficiencies through real-time data captured by the system."

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"With artificial intelligence, machine learning and visual cognition technology, Zippin aims to introduce a "frictionless shopping" experience that will save consumers hours of their lives that would otherwise be spent waiting in lines."

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"The company, Zippin, opened the store to demonstrate its checkout-free software platform which is designed to enable retailers to quickly deploy frictionless, in-store shopping that enables shoppers to check out without cashiers or self-scanners."

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"To allow retailers to get consumers in and out of the store quickly, the company's patent-pending approach uses AI, machine learning and visual cognition technology to create the best consumer experience."

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"By offering the platform to any retailer at a relatively low cost, Zippin could very well be the startup that brings cashier-less technology to the masses."

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"“I fully expect this trend to take hold in due time, as their momentum is only limited by retailers’ cautious approach and need to ensure a frictionless transition. The technology itself is ready for the mainstream, and we’ll soon see many more mid- and top-tier retailers experimenting with the concept."

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"New cashier-less store in San Francisco will help you get lunch in 16 seconds."

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"'It will fundamentally change the economics of a retail operation,' Motukuri said. 'The biggest expense for retailers is the checkout, whether it's the operation itself or the time employees spend there. That's essentially where we see a huge improvement. Once you remove the biggest bottleneck, you'll see a big drop in cost and a big increase in sales.'"

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Zippin is changing the way we shop.

Whether you're a retailer or real estate owner, we'd love to tell you more about how Zippin can help you maximize profitability and keep your shoppers happy.

The future of shopping is now.

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