The new owner of Zavvi is exploring the idea of opening unstaffed, automated units on the high street, reports Retail Week
Chief executive and founder Matthew Moulding said the shops "would be the size of a juice bar, no doors, and there would just be touch screens and a Chip and PIN reader".
He added: "It would help brand development. The high street brings a lot of traffic online instantly." Moulding said that the first stores are about a year away, but he believes if a trial is successful 20 shops could be rolled out.
The Hut, which also runs white-label services for DSGi, Asda Direct and others, is also planning to extend that side of the business via partnerships with overseas retailers, Retail Week reports.