The world's first physical retail store specialising in NFC has been opened in Yaesu, Tokyo.
The RFID/NFC Real Touch Shop offers NFC tags from UPM RFID, NFC applications, starter kits, and printing and encoding services. The store is run by Fukumi Corporation, which already operates an online NFC store.
The new shop provides customers with access to advice and is set out to allow both beginners and pro NFC smartphone users to 'tap and touch' to learn more about and experience the opportunities of NFC technology. The concept is expected to increase uptake of NFC and Fukumi is considering opening more shops.
"Fukumi has been a member of the UPM Pro RFID Alliance since 2010, supplying UPM RFID products to various Japanese distribution companies," explains Yoshihiro Fukumi, president of Fukumi Corporation. "With the real shop we aim to be the leading NFC player in the region."