New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
3FLOZ (3FLOZ.com) has become the go-to destination for savvy business and leisure travelers looking for their favorite products in TSA-friendly sizes since its launch in 2010. This month 3FLOZ co-founders Kate Duff and Alexi Mintz have rolled out 25 fully automated retail stores in top domestic airports with their favorite travel products. The 3FLOZ fully automated retail stores (FARS) started appearing in airports the week of August 26, 2013, including Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, New York’s JFK, Raleigh-Durham, NC and Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.
3FLOZ.com carries over 50 prestige beauty, grooming and personal care brands. The product selection for the initial airport stores will be a mix of core, must-have often forgotten items such as sunscreen, hairspray and toothpaste, and novelty products like 3FLOZ’s popular ESSENTIALS travel kits and other giftable items. Top brands in the stores include Malin + Goetz, Supergoop!, Air Repair, Murad, David Kirsch Wellness Jack Black, Herban Essentials, Anthony for Men, Help Remedies, Ole Henriksen, Yes to Carrots, Philip B, Blow, Avene, Burt’s Bees, Klorane, Dr. Dennis Gross and more.
“We created 3FLOZ for people that want to look and feel their best wherever they are. Yes it’s about beauty, grooming and personal care products, but it’s also the peace of mind in knowing you have your necessities when you’re on-the-go,” explains Duff, “we deliver same-day in Manhattan, and direct to hotels nationwide. Now by being in airports we are physically there, with instant gratification, when our customers need us most.” Mintz adds that, “This expansion is a logical next step in our strategy to provide our customers a curated selection of travel products directly at their ‘point of travel’. It’s the convenience of what we offer and where we offer it that will keep discerning travelers loyal to our brand.”
ZoomSystems President and CEO Jack Lawrence says the company is very excited to build an automated retail channel with 3FLOZ. “They’ve developed a unique product offering that not only addresses the needs of the traveler, but offers some of the best brands in the world. Deploying the 3FLOZ ZoomShops throughout the airports will provide customers convenience and choice of their favorite products that in the past were left at home. Our automated retail solution will give 3FLOZ the flexibility, the visibility and the profitability for many years to come.”
Frequent travelers Kate Duff and Alexi Mintz conceptualized 3FLOZ in 2009 when they got tired of either arriving at the airport 2 hours early to check a bag, or running around town trying to find all their favorite products in TSA-friendly sizes. In three years the site has grown immensely through social media, press attention and strategic partnerships with virtually no paid advertising. The company is privately funded. For more info visit 3FLOZ.com