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

By | August 11, 2016


automated checkout Walmart 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.


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: Kiosk Industry

Kiosk manufacturer experience since 1993. Engineer for Verizon Bill Pay kiosks while at KIS in Colorado. Extensive device knowledge for printers, scanners, currency, PCI, ADA, touch screen technology, outdoor, biometrics such as fingerprint and IRIS. Runs and manages the current kiosk association, KMA. Works with U.S. Access Board on ADA and accessibility. PCI SSC participating organization. Member of National Retail Federation (NRF) and National Restaurant Association.