Automated Checkout – Many retailers are rethinking self-service checkout lanes

By | August 11, 2016

 

automated checkoutWalmart made April Hubbard’s day by replacing its perpetually backed up do-it-yourself checkout lanes this month with six express registers staffed by real people.

Source: www.tampabay.com

A negative story on self-checkout machines and Walmart, Winn Dixie and Albertsons. This story seems to come out like clockwork.  WD and Albertsons have always balked at self-service, same as Safeway. Meanwhile the growing chains do offer that option (Kroger for example).  I don’t think Walmart has pulled any machines though I am sure they are experimenting with express lines. I give this story content 3 out of 5 stars.

Author: Staff Writer

Craig Keefner is the editor and author for most Kiosk Association and kiosk industry. With over 25 years in the kiosk industry and experience in large and small kiosk solutions, Craig is widely considered to be an expert in the field. Major kiosk projects for him include Verizon Bill Pay kiosk and hundreds of others.