If you walk into Granby’s City Market in coming days you will notice a new kiosk just past the store’s interior doors and a series of signs reading “Scan, Bag, Go.”
Both the kiosk and the signs are part of a new shopping and payment system being set up at City Market and King Soopers stores across the nation. Granby’s City Market is one of 34 stores in Colorado where the new technology is being introduced this spring. Adam Williamson, corporate spokesman for City Market, said the Granby Scan, Bag, Go system is set to go operational on April 19.
“The one commodity that everyone wants is time,” Williamson said. “Once you are comfortable with this system the simplicity is nice. You scan as you go, bag as you go, and pay through either the app, if you have it set up, or pay through self checkout.”
According to Williamson, shoppers will be able to utilize the system either through a downloadable app on their smart phones or via handheld scanning devices that will be provided by the store at the Scan, Bag, Go kiosk. Shoppers will be able to scan barcodes located on products or on the shelves where the product is located using the handheld devices or their phone’s camera.
After scanning an item the price will be logged on a shopper’s scanning device, which will show a running total of all items to be purchased. After shoppers have gathered all their desired items they will be able to pay either through their phone application or via the store’s self checkout lane.