BuyMeOnce is a new shopping site for a range of product categories from clothing and shoes to furniture, kitchenware and tools, that can save people money in the long-term and reduce waste and landfill.
The idea behind the site is to reduce production and waste from cheap and short-term products and instead provide long-lasting, well-made products that are also ethical, repairable and sustainable.
Springwise reports on a 3d scanner designed to help customers locate what they’re looking for at large retailers or hardware stores. On arrival the customer can scan the item they are looking for (providing they have a similar item, otherwise they can enter a keyword) and can then be quickly directed to the part of the store that has the item(s). The scenarios mentioned in the article inlcude screws and lightbulbs, that can often be difficult for customers to locate.