“Wal-Mart Stores Inc is testing a ‘Scan & Go’ system that would allow shoppers to scan items using their iPhones and then quickly pay at a self-checkout counter,” Jessica Wohl reports for Reuters.
“If the test by the world’s largest retailer is successful, it has the potential to change the way people shop and pay, making the process more personal and potentially faster,” Wohl reports. “Earlier this week, Walmart invited employees with Apple Inc iPhones to participate in a test at a Walmart supercenter in Rogers, Arkansas, near the company’s headquarters, according to a form on the Survey Monkey website.”
Wohl reports, “In the Walmart iPhone scanning test, shoppers can scan products with their phone and put them in bags while they shop, and then pay at a self-checkout counter. It is unclear whether shoppers could pay directly with the iPhone or if they would need to use a regular form of payment, such as cash or a credit card.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “Easy Pass” for iPhone users! The rest of you settlers can just settle back in line and wait like the settlers you are.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike D.” for the heads up.]