Walmart testing Scan & Go iPhone self-checkout app


According to a survey that Reuters discovered, Walmart is testing a new system that would allow customers to scan items with their iPhone then quickly pay at a self-checkout counter. It’s called “Scan & Go”.

You can’t pay with your phone yet, but instead of scanning each item individually in line, shoppers will be able to quickly transfer their list to the kiosk and pay in one quick step. They hope that the new system will speed up checkout times and reduce congestion in the stores.

Right now, the trial is taking place at the supercenter Rogers, AR, where everything is being looked at carefully and participants are being rewarded with $100 and a $25 gift certificate for the experience. We will have to see when or if this rolls out in other places.

Source Engadget