Wal-Mart expanding ‘Scan & Go’ service: reaches 200 new stores

Wal-Mart has announced plans to expand its pilot convenience scheme ‘Scan & Go’, which allows shoppers to scan their purchased items at self-service checkouts.

The scheme has been on the go in around 70 Wal-Mart stores in the states of Arkansas and Atlanta. Now, Wal-Mart plans to exapand ‘Scan & Go’ to 5% of its 4000 Wal-Mart stores. In a statement Wal-Mart said:

Shoppers scan bar codes on items they want to buy, using the Wal-Mart app on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to keep track of the planned purchases and the total cost. Then they pay at a self-checkout screen, bypassing the typical registers.

Wal-Mart is bringing “Scan & Go” into a dozen more markets: Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Omaha, Nebraska; Dallas and Austin, Texas; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Wyoming; Bozeman, Montana; Seattle, Washington; San Jose, California; and Portland, Oregon.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the technology if you live in any of these areas! If any of you have any experience with Scan & Go, be sure to share some of your thoughts with us in the comments below. Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter @TiP_Stephen

Via: 9to5 Mac

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