SandStar and AFG Launch Strategic Partnership to Provide AI Lease Financing

SandStar 'Smart Kiosks' Will Now Be Available for Lease

SandStar Smart Kiosk

SandStar North America announces that SandStar and AFG have partnered to provide leasing options for "Smart AI Kiosks" to U.S. customers.

The current pandemic has caused an increasing demand for un-attended frictionless shopping. To assist SandStar clients to exploit the exploding market demand, SandStar has partnered with AFG (Alliance Funding Group) to provide an affordable lease financing program. "We're excited to announce our partnership with AFG," said Michael Kiser, President of SandStar North America. "We believe that our partnership will benefit our customers to implement un-attended retail technologies faster and on a broader scale while preserving their own capital."  

SandStar was founded in 2016 and is the global leader in AI computer vision technologies.  SandStar Smart Kiosks and Shops provide consumers a contactless, frictionless, un-attended retail buying experience that can feature any type of product in any type of location. SandStar has built an impressive customer base worldwide that includes many Fortune 500 clients spanning twelve countries as well as many locally owned small businesses. "We're pleased that AFG has partnered with us to provide our clients such a flexible, cost-effective financing option," said Michael Kiser. 

AFG was founded in 1998 and has funded over half a billion dollars in equipment leases and unsecured business loans, and possesses the financial resources, industry expertise, and product knowledge to serve the needs of SandStar customers nationwide. The new leasing program that AFG offers is quick and uncomplicated to submit an application and to gain approvals. There are an array of financing plans that SandStar customers can choose from to accomplish their own individual growth plans. 

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About SandStar 

SandStar is an artificial intelligence company that provides leading computer vision technology for the retail industry. The advanced retail solutions engage shoppers like never before with grab-and-go convenience, autonomous checkout and big data analytics, serving businesses worldwide. Founded in 2016, SandStar now has over 220 engineers. The company provides Smart Kiosks, Pure Computer Vision Smart Shops, and Smart Store Analytics. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, SandStar serves 20+ Fortune 500 companies and strives to build an AI retail ecosystem. SandStar is a qualified Intel® IoT Market Ready Solution (Intel® IMRS) partner and Microsoft Co-Sell partner, supported by a number of leading venture capital investors after four rounds of funding, including CP Group, one of the world's largest conglomerates. Check out more on

Source: SandStar