Powering the Regulated Retail Economy

We're using the Biometric Blockchain to build products that enable consumers to privately purchase regulated retail products, and ensure retailers stay fully compliant.

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Over $1.5 trillion will be generated by regulated products this year.

Still, archaic regulatory and compliance systems have prevented regulated retailers from taking advantage of the technology that is revitalizing retail markets globally: Automation.

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Cannabis

Alcohol

Tobacco

Over $1.5 trillion will be generated by regulated products this year.

Still, archaic regulatory and compliance systems have prevented regulated retailers from taking advantage of the technology that is revitalizing retail markets globally: Automation.

Over $1.5 trillion will be generated by regulated products this year.

Still, archaic regulatory and compliance systems have prevented regulated retailers from taking advantage of the technology that is revitalizing retail markets globally: Automation.

Automation in the form of unattended retail and self-service units have cut costs and made retailers billions.

Consumers love it, too. How do we know? Two-thirds prefer to self-serve. In fact, over 120 million people use vending machines and kiosks every day in America alone.

Automation in the form of unattended retail and self-service units have cut costs and made retailers billions.

Consumers love it, too. How do we know? Two-thirds prefer to self-serve. In fact, over 120 million people use vending machines and kiosks every day in America alone.

Automation is poised to revolutionize the regulated retail industry.

And we're on the forefront.

Automation + Biometric Blockchain = the Regulated Retail Economy

We are proud to announce that through our collaboration with GoChain, we are building a first-of-its-kind regulated retail POS which will allow consumers to privately purchase regulated retail products and ensure retailers stay fully compliant with regulators.

The retail POS will be the backbone of the Biometric Blockchain solutions we are building, which will ultimately be comprised of:

  • Point-of-Purchase Token (XPOP): a GoChain network token used to settle identity and compliance transactions on the VendChain blockchain and incentivize the exchange of powerful consumer data
  • PopShop Kiosks: automated retail machines already in production and selling to real B2B customers, ideal for product sampling and distribution
  • Regulated Product Interface (POS): blockchain-enabled software that enables automation of consumer identification and regulated product sale compliance
  • VendChain:  a proprietary blockchain, forked from the GoChain network, that will provide HIPAA-compliant data transfer fabric, a trusted governance protocol, and permissioned access at the blockchain level.
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED

High-friction transactions

Increased sales need increased speed. Studies show painfully slow purchase funnels lead to lower sales.

Unreliable compliance

Human error is real. Compliance mistakes can be dangerous and costly for consumers and retailers.

Fragmented regulations

In the world of regulated retail products, regulations can change without notice to vendors.

Privacy & security

Data-breaches occur regularly. Protection of your digital identity is critical.

Retail paradigm shift

Retailers are desperately trying to cut costs but still provide good customer experiences.

Operating costs

Training compliance personnel heavily impacts retailers' bottom line.

Point of Purchase Tokens (XPOP): Fueling the Regulated Retail Economy

PopCom intends to create a utility token called Point-of-Purchase Token, or XPOP, which will provide means to settle transactions within the PopCom Blockchain Ecosystem. There are several classes of transactions in the planned Ecosystem, all of which are detailed below.

UTILITY TOKEN ECONOMY

Regulated Retail Transactions (RRTx’s)

RRTx’s are the transactional logic behind a regulated retail purchase and involve several Service Oracles to fully confirm a transaction. As discussed, the multi-layered nature of a RRTx includes the following steps at minimum: identify, ensure compliance, and register supply chain event. At each step of the process, Service Oracles are rewarded with XPOP. Since the various stages of RRTx confirmation have been designed to be provider-agnostic, PopCom believes that as the ecosystem grows, it will inherently lead to many competitively-priced service providers that accept XPOP. Additionally, as PopCom executes its plans to build a proprietary & permissioned blockchain, called VendChain, the company can work with providers to bring their off-chain authorization logic onto VendChain and add further demand for the token.

Decentralized Data Exchange Transactions

XPOP will also provide the financial infrastructure upon which decentralized data exchange contracts are settled. This is covered in detail in the next section, entitled “The Decentralized Data Economy”. Essentially, data providers, whether they are individual consumers or wholesalers such as pharmaceutical retailers, can sell their decentralized data and receive settlement in XPOP. Data consumers (e.g. other retailers, public health and pharmaceutical researchers, consumer data scientists) can purchase access to the decentralized data with XPOP.

Platform Service Transactions

PopCom will offer the entirety of its platform’s service fees to be payable in XPOP at a discounted rate. This incudes tiered monthly SaaS fees as well as fees for a la carte features such as consumer surveys, email campaigns, and pay-with-crypto. At 5,000 machines, this would mean at least $3.65M in monthly transaction volume from tiered SaaS fees alone.

Other Transactions

PopCom will give priority status for its highly-demanded PopShop retail units to retailers that hold XPOP.

Point of Purchase Tokens (XPOP): Fueling the Regulated Retail Economy™

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PopCom will create a utility token called Point-of-Purchase Token, or XPOP, which will provide means to settle transactions within the PopCom Blockchain Ecosystem. There are several classes of transactions in the planned Ecosystem, all of which are detailed below.

Regulated Retail Transactions (RRTx’s)

RRTx’s are the transactional logic behind a regulated retail purchase and involve several Service Oracles to fully confirm a transaction. As discussed, the multi-layered nature of a RRTx includes the following steps at minimum: identify, ensure compliance, and register supply chain event. At each step of the process, Service Oracles are rewarded with XPOP. Since the various stages of RRTx confirmation have been designed to be provider-agnostic, PopCom believes that as the ecosystem grows, it will inherently lead to many competitively-priced service providers that accept XPOP. Additionally, as PopCom executes its plans to build a proprietary & permissioned blockchain, called VendChain, the company can work with providers to bring their off-chain authorization logic onto VendChain and add further demand for the token.

Decentralized Data Exchange Transactions

XPOP will also provide the financial infrastructure upon which decentralized data exchange contracts are settled. This is covered in detail in the next section, entitled “The Decentralized Data Economy”. Essentially, data providers, whether they are individual consumers or wholesalers such as pharmaceutical retailers, can sell their decentralized data and receive settlement in XPOP. Data consumers (e.g. other retailers, public health and pharmaceutical researchers, consumer data scientists) can purchase access to the decentralized data with XPOP.

Platform Service Transactions

PopCom will offer the entirety of its platform’s service fees to be payable in XPOP at a discounted rate. This incudes tiered monthly SaaS fees as well as fees for a la carte features such as consumer surveys, email campaigns, and pay-with-crypto. At 5,000 machines, this would mean at least $3.65M in monthly transaction volume from tiered SaaS fees alone.

Other Transactions

PopCom will give priority status for its highly-demanded PopShop retail units to retailers that hold XPOP.

How can I get them?

We’ll be announcing more details on this in the coming weeks. Reserve your spot on our waitlist if you’re interested to know more.

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Who will transact in the Regulated Retail Economy?

Consumers

Anyone wanting to purchase regulated products in a quick, easy, and private way while benefiting from sharing secure data with retailers and researchers

Retailers

Regulated product retailers who want to cut operating costs and launch new markets easily, all while remaining compliant with regulators

Regulators

Governments and officials seeking an advanced, efficient solution to monitoring regulated product usage and ensure legal compliance

Researchers

Pharmaceutical and public health researchers that want to monitor pharmaceutical supply chain and usage and interact with “e-patients” remotely

FOR CONSUMERS

Register once and enjoy the benefits of the Regulated Retail Economy

Registration is simple and easy to do, and you only have to link your ID credential once. After that, unlock the convenience and privacy of the Biometric Blockchain.

Biometrics stored with complete anonymity and safety.

Your facial biometric data–which is useless without your actual face–is encrypted by your private key, hashed, and then stored on an immutable blockchain. Tamper-proof and instantly available when you need it.

Biometrics stored with complete anonymity and safety.

Your facial biometric data–which is useless without your actual face–is encrypted by your private key, hashed, and then stored on an immutable blockchain. Tamper-proof and instantly available when you need it.

Protect yourself from data breaches by taking control of your identity.

Your decentralized ID is encrypted with the same unbreakable encryption that protects the world’s financial data, and can only be unlocked for biometric matching when you explicitly approve it via your phone or private key at the Point-of-Sale.

FOR RETAILERS

The smartest automated retail technology on the market

Our development and delivery of advanced omnichannel solutions is driving the technological shift in the retail industry. We facilitate faster, more frictionless interactions while collecting valuable real-time data. Get sales insights once thought attainable only through e-commerce.

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The smartest automated retail technology on the market

Our development and delivery of advanced omnichannel solutions is driving the technological shift in the retail industry. We facilitate faster, more frictionless interactions while collecting valuable real-time data. Get sales insights once thought attainable only  through e-commerce.

OUR STORY & TEAM

We're pioneers in the automated retail industry.

PopCom (formerly Solutions Vending, Inc) was founded in 2012 and, like many startups, was born out of necessity. Our founder, Dawn Dickson, started the company after her own struggles to find vending machines that could sell her roll-up flat products (flatoutofheels.com) at high-traffic areas like airports. Also absent was the ability to measure conversion, collect emails, retarget leads–arguably the tenants of successful sales growth. These insights were not attainable through traditional vending machines. To change that, Dawn assembled a team to change automated retail forever–PopCom was born.

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INVESTORS

We are supported by excellent institutional investors.

We have fantastic investors that have helped get us to where we are today. They’ve helped us get consistent exposure to major Fortune 500 customers–exposure that has guided us to creating a killer product ecosystem.

INVESTORS

We are supported by excellent institutional investors.

We have fantastic investors that have helped get us to where we are today. They’ve helped us get consistent exposure to major Fortune 500 customers–exposure that has guided us to creating a killer product ecosystem.

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We get a lot of ♥ from the media.

We’re disrupting an industry that desperately needs new innovation to support its growth–and the press love it. Find all of our features on our company blog.

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