Walmart is testing a new cashier system, where staff circulate throughout a store with portable pay systems for customers looking to purchase.
Pay on the fly
The giant box store is testing the new pay format in their “Lawn & Garden Centres” across more than 350 US stores to fine tune the mobile checkout experience.
Due to the nature of garden centres such as Bunnings, it can be difficult for customers to find what they’re looking for and return indoors to make the purchase. The new system aims to alleviate that issue.
According to a spokesperson for Walmart “During the summer, we also sell a lot of items like mulch, live plants and potting soil outside of the store,” and now customers can pay outside and at ease.
Scan & Go
In addition to the new system, Walmart also offers Walmart Pay for in-store checkout, where customers can scan a barcode of the item and pay with their phone at the register.
Companies like AiFi, IMAGR, and Standard Cognition are all testing similar pay systems and consumers could see a major shift in how they shop. Stay tuned to see if it comes to a Woolies near you soon.
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