8-26-13 9:15 AM EDT | Email Article

Automated systems will change the way people shop, according to trend analysis

CORONA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a leader in automated retailing systems, self-service stores, and kiosks, have a new system that is so fundamentally changing the way people shop, that it is being compared to Amazon and Redbox.

The AVT-developed UShop is a self-service automated store that is stocked with highly desirable items, which can be customized to each location's demographics. The systems feature credit card processing and instant access to products that are in demand.

Additionally, the UShop features online shopping, so that customers can browse and purchase from a vast array of products.

The UShop attracts customers with a bold design and a virtual music and light show that commands attention and generates interest. The systems are already in use in high profile locations across the nation and are delivering higher sales-per-square-foot than almost any traditional retail store.

"One of the most important challenges for retailers is customer engagement," said Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT. "The UShop system not only engages the customer with bold graphics and an interesting product selection, but keeps their interest through an online store, which translates to higher sales for retailers and brand owners."

A recent article in SeekingAlpha.com stated that automation and self-service shopping will be one of the fastest growing industries and dynamic trends in 2014. The article noted that in several categories, such as carpet cleaning rental systems and propane tank purchasing and exchange, AVT has already changed the industry.

"AVT is pioneering several new platforms that are fundamentally changing the retailing experience," Seeking Alpha reported. "And the best part, there are no big obstacles to their success."

Self-service shopping, the article noted, is "Growing like wildfire," and noted that the UShop is much like the Redbox system in that it can completely change the way people obtain certain products.

Find out more by calling AVT today at (877) 424-3663, or visit the website at: www.autoretail.com.

To view a video on the Utique Shops, visit: http://vimeo.com/31011017

To read the article in SeekingAlpha.com, visit: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/10797661-themoneyjournal/2162302-three-big-trends-and-the-fastest-growing-industries-in-2014

About AVT:

AVT, Inc. is a leading developer of automated and self-service retailing systems. AVT designs automated retailing solutions that drive traffic, increase sales, improve security, and lower overhead. With an award-winning team of software developers, mechanical engineers, designers and on-site manufacturing, AVT can take projects from concept to completion with speed and value.

AVT's stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Ticker Symbol: AVTC

Find out more by calling AVT today at (877) 424-3663, or visit the website at: www.autoretail.com.

SOURCE AVT, Inc.

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