Black-owned tech company awarded patent on kiosk

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PopCom, owner of PopShop, raised a historic $2.3 million by using Equity crowdfunding

After four years of development, CEO of PopCom, Dawn Dickson has been awarded the patent on the PopShop Kiosk, something she calls a “digital pop-up-shop.”

In 2017 I set out to create the 'iPhone of vending machines'. I have always been inspired by @Apple when it comes to design. I am so excited to be awarded US Patent #D896310 for the PopShop, a digital pop-up shop with software to revolutionize automated retail @PopComSaaS

— Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene (@THEDawnDickson) October 5, 2020

Dickson refers to the PopShop as the “iPhone of vending machines” because of the sleek and innovative design coupled with a range of novel features that are not available on traditional vending machines.

This feature set includes exterior cameras to anonymously collect customer data, including age, gender, emotion, and engagement.

The PopShop kiosk features a large display monitor to allow retailers to monetize their kiosks by selling advertisements and promoting products.

Kiosk example via PopCom

The cashless machines accept all major credit cards and PopCom has future plans to…


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