Walmart will expand its Scan & Go technology in another 100 stores across the U.S. this year.
The retail giant announced its expanding a test of the popular Mobile Express Scan & Go app, which allows customers to scan and bag items, including produce, while they shop and pay directly with their phones. There’s no waiting in line at the register.
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Scan & Go is currently being tested in a few select markets, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando and Northwest Arkansas, and is expanding to stores in 33 states across the U.S. When customers launch the app, it automatically lists participating stores nearby.
Once customers are done shopping and have paid for their items, they simply walk through the Mobile Express lane on their way out, Walmart officials wrote in a blog. The technology is already available in Sam’s Club locations nationwide.
Walmart isn’t the only grocery retailer testing out this kind of technology. Kroger announced it will roll out its “Scan, Bag, Go” service in 400 stores this year, according to Business Insider. The concept isn’t new for Kroger. The company has been testing the technology since 2011. Kroger then launched it in an additional 15 stores in 2015, including stores in Middletown and Liberty Twp., Ohio.
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