Walmart, Scan and Go, iPhone, Self Checkout

Walmart brings iPhone Checkout to 200 Stores total

What originally began in 70 stores will now be expanded to a total of 200 in the near future. According to an article on RIS News, shoppers scan items on their iPhone as they are shopping, seeing a tally of their total purchase, and are able to bypass the checkout line when they are through shopping.

Walmart, Scan and Go, iPhone, Self Checkout

From the article:

The pilot began near its home office in Bentonville, Arkansas in late 2012, then expanded to Atlanta, and recently rolled out to 40 stores in the Denver area. While the program is tripling in size, for now it will only be in a fraction of Walmart’s more than 4,000 U.S. stores. “Scan & Go” will be expanded to the following territories:

· Denver, CO
· Phoenix, AZ
· Omaha, NE
· Dallas and Austin, TX
· Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK
· Wyoming
· Bozeman, MT
· Seattle, WA
· San Jose, CA
· Portland, OR

“We want our customer feedback to dictate the experience,” said Gibu Thomas, senior vice president of mobile and digital at Walmart Global eCommerce this week. “You’ll see this roll out to more markets.”

Currently, the “Scan & Go” app only works on Apple devices, but according to the retailer an Android version will be released soon. With more than half of its shoppers using smartphones, Walmart is trying to make shopping more convenient for shoppers embracing mobile technology. According to Thomas, more than half of the customers that have the “Scan & Go” feature have used it more than once.