Shanghai gets 1st veggie vending machine

Shanghai gets 1st veggie vending machine

SHANGHAI - Shanghai's residents have little excuse not to eat their veggies these days.

In an effort to make it convenient for shoppers, the central area of Shanghai installed its first vegetable vending machine on Monday.

Manufactured by a Chinese company, it will operate 24 hours a day. The vegetables will be sold at 3 yuan (S$0.64) for 500g on average. The price is 10 to 20 per cent lower than the market price.

Customers can purchase the vegetables with cash. If they do not want to pay with cash, they can also choose to pay online and buy the vegetables by scanning the QR code posted on the machine.

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