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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.
Because time is an important commodity to them, they are eager for stores to install self-scanning checkout lanes, which they believe will speed up payment at the front end.
The remodeling adds additional natural and organic products, international food, an expanded bakery and additional self-scanning checkout terminals.
Some stores are reporting a 10% to 12% increase in sales for consumers using the self-scanning checkout systems.
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.
Not all of this theft is conducted at self-scanning checkouts. Some of the loss is due to store employees who do not scan certain items, either by accident or on purpose.
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.
"Most stores were either unaffected or able to use their self-scanning checkouts, which were not affected by the computer glitch.
Self-scanning checkouts are already commonplace in our supermarkets.
For example, the company has moved aggressively to install self-scanning checkouts in its stores, ending the fiscal year with over 4,600 units operating in 1,100 stores.