The Ocean County Library Commission is soliciting proposals for an Automated Laptop/Tablet Self Checkout
Station including hardware, software, shipping, training and ongoing maintenance for the Ocean County Library System.
IBM, in conjunction with Premier IBM Business Partner STCR, helped Man-Dell Food Stores deploy seven IBM SurePOS 700 systems and four IBM Scan-and-Bag Self Checkouts
, making it the first New York area independent grocer to offer such self-checkout.
* "Self checkout usually doesn't handle produce or coupons without store employee intervention which is not convenient."
* "Self checkout is only good when it works correctly.
Information technology company IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced on Tuesday (6 December) its next generation of IBM self checkout solutions.
These new checkout solutions include new models and lane design improvements designed to help make self checkout faster and easier for shoppers.
The design also allows retailers to change the bagging area size and configuration as needed, eliminating expensive "rip out and replace" resets associated with non-modular self checkout designs.
In addition, Fujitsu will combine Metrologic's VoyagerBT Bluetooth handheld scanning technology with Fujitsu's U-Scan Genesis self-checkout family, allowing customers to scan large items that are too heavy or too bulky to place on the self checkout security scales
IHL has recently released the results of its report, Retail Self Checkout
in North America.
Food Lion began testing PSI's self checkout
system in one store in April 1999.
The Self Checkouts
are already in use at the Sainsbury's-owned Shaw's chain of supermarkets in the US, where they process more than one billion transactions a year.
RATHER THAN ALIENATING SHOPPERS IN THIS SEGMENT BY MAKING THEM FEEL INEPT, RETAILERS WOULD BE WISE TO POSITION THE SELF CHECKOUTS
AS A CONVENIENCE FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY USING MACHINES.