Walmart Is Looking To Make Checkout Lanes Obsolete

It looks like Walmart is rolling out new technology in its stores that lets shoppers scan and pay for their items WITHOUT checkout lanes, registers, or cashiers.

So the way it works is shoppers download Walmart's "Scan & Go" app, then scan the barcodes of the items they wish to purchase.

Once they are finished shopping, they click a button to pay for their items and show their digital receipt to a store greeter on their way out the door.

Walmart has already rolled out this new checkout to more than a dozen stores  in Texas, Florida, South Dakota, Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky.

If you don't have a smartphone, don't worry Walmart would provide hand-held scanners.

The stores also have options for customers who don't want to link up a credit card to their Scan & Go accounts.

Those customers can simply click "finish" on the app, then report to a self-checkout register where they will scan a barcode for their total purchase and pay for their items.

Shoppers in Waxahachie, Texas were the first ones to use this new technology and they say it makes shopping easier because you can see the total and keep track of your spending.

Dave Styles

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