Walmart Scan & Go

Walmart's in-store self checkout app

Walmart Scan & Go is an iOS and Android app that allows shoppers at Walmart to scan every item’s barcode, tally up the total and checkout with various payment options such as credit and debit card.

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Not quite as elegant as Amazon Go's app-less, cashier-less checkout, but a clever addition.
@rrhoover Or quite as elegant as our app PRIMO..
@rrhoover And Amazon Books already does this.
Walmart's Scan & Go app 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. 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. The app is available on both Android and iOS devices and, just like shopping with Walmart Pay, it securely stores credit or debit card information for fast and easy checkout. Once customers are done shopping and have paid for their items, they simply walk through the Mobile Express lane on their way out.
This was a smart move for Walmart. They’re the worst for looooooong checkout lines.
How do apps like this prevent people from stealing?
@palavalli When I used Apple's in store app to scan and buy without interacting with one of their employees, my first thought walking out was "Are they going to tackle me thinking I'm stealing this? How do they know I paid for it?" So I went up the guy at the door who didn't seem to give me a 2nd look and said to him "I just bought this with the app, do I just leave?" and he said Yep! and offered me a bag. Felt very weird. Not sure how they determine who's paid with the app, and who's just walking out the door, but would love to know how.
@palavalli You have to show the receipt to someone at the exit.
@faisal_hassanx Does someone verify each item? Wouldn't that slow down the whole process? That's not all too much better than just going through a regular checkout line.
@palavalli Costco also checks customers and their receipts at the exit. Takes about 5-15 seconds.
I leave near one of the test stores. Going to give this a try.