avec box

— avec box —

New opening: new wooden avec box

Shop around the clock. Enter, purchase and pay with the app. The self-checkout solution allows you to shop around the clock, seven days a week. The cashier-free avec box in Oberohringen (municipality of Seuzach, Canton of Zurich), which will be open from 22 December 2021, is an innovative wooden box. At 24 square metres it is slightly smaller than the previous pink avec box, which Valora currently operates in Arlesheim (Canton of Basel Landschaft) and Urdorf (Canton of Zurich).

avec box logo
avec box

— App —

24/7 shopping with the app

This is how it works

  1. Download the avec app to your smartphone.
  2. Register with your personal details in the avec app. This allows you to enter, shop and pay.
  3. Tap on the check-in button. For the store door to open, use your avec app to scan the QR code at the entrance.
  4. Select a product and scan the barcode. The product is added to your shopping cart.
  5. Click on “pay” to complete your purchase.

— Range of Good —

Tried-and-tested items and novelties for you

The avec box offers you a tried-and-tested range of convenience goods, virtually around the clock*. These include food for your daily needs, the most important household items and tasty snacks when you’re on the go, such as sandwiches, etc. In the avec box, you can even personalise individual purchases with the new coffee and tobacco module.

Personalise your coffee experience

Personalise your coffee experience

Scan the QR code on the coffee machine and the coffee is automatically added to your shopping cart. With your next purchase, your previously-purchased product will be suggested to you again.

Buy tobacco simply by using your smartphone

Buy tobacco simply by using your smartphone

At our tobacco vending machine (from the age of 18). The identity check is carried out by verifying your age in the avec app, without any need for personnel. Simply select your tobacco products on the large display, and they’ll appear in your shopping cart automatically. With your next purchase, your previously-purchased product will be suggested to you again.

 Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

To assist customers with shopping, replenishing the shelves and keeping the premises tidy, employees are on site during peak business hours in the morning and in the evening. Other employees are at work in the background to ensure a convenient and safe shopping experience in the avec box.

Locations & Opening times

Opening times: 24/7 Monday - Sunday around the clock


avec box Arlesheim
Schorenweg 10, 4144 Arlesheim

avec box Oberohringen
Schaffhauserstrasse 77, 8472 Seuzach

avec box Urdorf
In der Luberzen, 8902 Urdorf

The following is important with regard to the avec app and your data

In order to receive your individual store key for the avec box when using the avec app, you must be 16 years old. During the registration process, we ask you for your first name, last name, date of birth, mobile phone number and email address To pay for your purchases, one of the means of payment available, as provided for in the avec app, is required. You also have the option of voluntarily entering your gender. 

Data privacy is very important for Valora in connection with the avec box, avec 24/7 and avec mini. All stored personal data is only kept for as long as it is needed to use the avec app, and to the extent that it is legally permissible or necessary.

You can find detailed information on the avec app and the handling of your data at the following links:

FAQ  Conditions of use of the app  Data privacy declaration

Which cameras are found in the avec box?

Numerous cameras have been installed in the avec box. They are exclusively used for security purposes and for the traceability certain events (e.g. medical emergencies, theft, vandalism).

— Convenience —

Autonomy when shopping

With the avec box, Valora was the first company in Switzerland to launch an autonomous convenience store (april 2019). Valora is convinced that self-checkout solutions such as the avec box have a future because they meet customers’ need for autonomy when shopping. In retail, convenience refers not only to the product range, but to the customer’s entire shopping experience.
Based on the avec 24/7 app, Valora has developed further forms of self-checkout. In 2021, avec 24/7 stores that function as a hybrid model were opened at four locations in Switzerland. While staff are still present at the store during the day from Monday to Saturday, the store operates autonomously at night and on Sunday via the avec app.

avec box Zürich 2019