Walmart is expanding its self-checkout technology to 100 additional stores nationwide.
Currently being tested in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando and northwest Arkansas markets – and available at all Sam’s Club stores – Mobile Express Scan & Go will hit select stores in 33 states, where customers will be able to scan and bag items, including produce, while they shop, and pay for them with their phones. Upon launching the app, users will automatically see participating stores nearby.
Available for Android or iOS devices – or via handheld devices provided at kiosks in test stores – the app securely stores credit or debit card information for fast and easy checkout, just like shopping with the Walmart Pay mobile wallet. Once customers finish shopping and pay for their products, they walk through the Mobile Express lane, bypassing checkout.
“Not only does Scan & Go save time by letting people skip the register, it also helps make staying on budget easier,” the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer said on its blog. “Customers see the price of individual items as they scan them, along with a running total.”