Home center Shima Tadashi New Corona April 24 18:06 by drawing a mask sales app

In order to prevent people from waiting for masks that are in a state of shortages to form a line or crowding the stores, retail stores have continued to stop selling masks on a first-come-first-served basis, opening stores mainly in the Kanto area. From this week, Home Center has switched to selling by lottery using the application.

Shimatada, a home improvement center, sold masks on a first-come, first-served basis, but the problem was that a large number of customers were crowded.

For this reason, the company discontinued sales on a first-come-first-served basis from this week and switched to the drawing method using LINE, a communication application.

With this method, when you open a message sent from the store to the customer with an app, you can get a coupon by lottery, and the person who wins can buy a mask if you go to the store within a fixed period.

At stores in Chofu City, Tokyo, the people who hit were visiting one after another, presenting smartphone coupons and buying masks.

The 21-year-old college student who purchased the product said, “I think this is a good initiative because the store is not crowded.”

On the other hand, a housewife in her 40s said, "I'm worried about what to do for elderly people who are not familiar with smartphones."

“The store is not crowded and there is no sense of unfairness, so customers are responsive,” said Tetsuo Nishiyama, president of Shimatada, who wants to support the elderly and other unfamiliar people at the store.

Regarding the method of selling masks, Sugi Pharmacy, a major drug store, has begun nationwide from this month on 10th, stopping sales at the time of opening the store, and switching to a method of selling without opening a time.