More Wal-Marts join test of ‘scan and go’
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is introducing “scan and go” technology to more than a dozen additional stores, expanding a test that began at the Rogers supercenter at Pleasant Crossing.
The service allows shoppers to skip the checkout line by using either a smartphone app or hand-held scanners provided by the store to scan items as they shop. Customers then click a button to pay for the items and show a digital receipt to an employee as they leave the store.
In addition to the Rogers location, scan and go was being tested in Lake Nona, Fla., and Tomball, Texas, this year during the company’s second attempt with the technology. The first took place a few years ago but didn’t gain much traction with customers. The current test of the service includes stores in the Dallas and Nashville, Tenn., markets.
Wal-Mart introduced the service after success with a similar service at Sam’s Club.
The company’s warehouse club division began testing scan and go at two locations in the summer of 2015 and rolled it out to all of its U.S. locations last September.