self checkout

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self checkout

A customer-operated point-of-sale (POS) station. Also called a "self-scanning checkout," customers pay for and bag their own merchandise without interacting with a human cashier, although a support person is typically nearby and available.

The station includes a touchscreen display, barcode scanner, weighing scale, credit card reader and cash reader and deposit unit. After the customer scans the item's barcode, the item is placed in the bag, which is hanging on a scale. If the weight of the additional item does not jive with the item just scanned, the customer is asked to rescan it, otherwise an alarm will notify the attendant. See point of sale.
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History lesson regarding the self-service checkout Self-service counters or Self-checkouts as they are sometimes called, did achieve some measure of user acceptance.
Police said they want to speak to the woman in the picture in relation to the theft of cash from a self-service checkout at Asda on Hyndburn Road.
The footage shows the pair - a dark-haired woman dressed in all grey, and a man with a shaved head in a light blue jumper and dark trousers - in a Tesco store using the self-service checkout.
Supermarkets in many countries no longer have counters manned by employees, preferring customer self-service checkout machines, cutting staffing costs and allegedly cutting queue times.
A SHOPPER claims he was confronted by an "aggressive" fellow customer after using the Welsh language option at a self-service checkout.
The NCR report highlights the pros and cons of deploying self-service checkout technology.
Iper staffs the self-service checkout areas in order to support customers with questions or additional needs.
So, next time you're in a shop or a station, would you rather use the self-service checkout or would you rather be served by a human being?
The 46-year-old paid at a self-service checkout but did not want to shell out for a bag.
TESCO is revamping its self-service checkout machines in a move that will bring to an end to the dreaded "unexpected item in the bagging area" phrase.
Wozza decided to help himself to free booze and cheese as he used his local store's self-service checkout.
Currently awaiting consideration in the California State Senate, the law, if passed, would officially ban the sale of alcoholic beverages at self-service checkout stands.