Could this – be the way of the future? We’re not sure, but if you live in Fayetteville, Arkansas you can head on down to this intriguing new Walmart prototype – a store built entirely around self checkout.
We are immediately reminded of some of Amazon’s experimental ’employee-less’ stores in the North West that relied on scanners and sensors to auto-bill shoppers as they moved around the store picking up items.
Both seem like exciting new concepts to us – especially in this brave new world of social distancing. Walmart seems particular attended to consumers changing preferences in stores; March saw the company launch a zero touch payment servicing using the Walmart Pay app. This system allows shoppers to scan a QR code at checkout, removing the need to touch the checkout screen.
Hi I’m Stuart, professional food writer and long time eater. You can find my writing at places like Gastronomic SLC, Visit Salt Lake, The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Stories, Utah Now Online and many others.
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