Walmart Bringing Back App That Lets Shoppers Skip Checkout Lines

Walmart is bringing back an app that lets shoppers skip the checkout line and pay for items themselves on their smartphones.

It first tested a version of the app, called Scan & Go, in 2013. But it discontinued it after customers said it was confusing to use. The retailer said Wednesday that it learned from the initial test and redesigned the app to make it easier to use.

A test of the updated Scan & Go app began this year at some stores in Houston, Orlando, Florida, and near Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. The test is now being expanded to stores in Dallas and Nashville, Tennessee.

The company, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., declined to say exactly how many stores are taking part in the test.

With the app, shoppers scan items with their phone as they shop. When they’re done, they can pay for the items through the same app. Customers have to show their phones to employees on their way out to prove that they paid.

Walmart said the app has been available at all of its Sam’s Club warehouse stores since October.

RELATED CONTENT

Jennifer Lawrence Absolutely Loved Being Naked in RED SPARROW Minnesota’s Rob Worman Continues His Win Streak on “Jeopardy!” BILLY GRAHAM: Dead at 99 Another KARE 11 Morning Team Member Stepping Down Plane Passenger Dries Her Panties with the Overhead Air Vent on Packed Jet 10 Creepy Things Kids Do at Night
Comments