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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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SOMEof the ECHO''s readers were right to be concerned over some supermarkets increasing the numbers of self-scanning checkout terminals for the obvious purpose of reducing staffing costs.
The two self-checkout options garnering the most attention were handheld portable scanners and self-scanning checkout lanes.
Some stores are reporting a 10% to 12% increase in sales for consumers using the self-scanning checkout systems.
The remodeling adds additional natural and organic products, international food, an expanded bakery and additional self-scanning checkout terminals.
Our shopper was persuaded to pass his shopping through the self-scanning checkout, which he said was an eye-opening and rather stressful experience
Perhaps the most vital issue to suppliers that rely heavily on front-end displays is the self-scanning checkout trend.
The FMI technology report noted that there are two main types of self-checkout systems in use today: self-scanning checkout lanes and handheld scanners that shoppers can carry with them as they move through the store.
Somerfield has joined the growing number of retailers to experiment with self-scanning checkout systems.
Tesco has installed its second self-scanning checkout in its East Dereham store.
She won't use an ATM to get cash, for she only likes dealing with real humans, so the concept of self-scanning checkouts is completely alien to her.
At the end of this month we are getting self-scanning checkouts for the first time.