Walmart is on the cutting edge by currently testing a new self-checkout app, Scan & Go. Instead of a cashier scanning your items, or even scanning them at self-checkout, you can scan the barcode directly from the app on your smartphone. All you have to do at the self-checkout kiosk is pay for your order. The retail giant is observing the experimental app’s trial phase in 200 of its U.S. stores.
This is such a neat and convenient idea, especially for parents. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to cut a trip to grocery store short because my son just wasn’t in a good mood that day. The Scan & Go app can save so much time both in the store and in the checkout line.
The app is currently only available for the iPhone, and will be available for Android users soon.