Wal-Mart expands shop-with-iPhone program
The company is happy with tests that allow customers to scan items with their phones and check out on their own.
The company is expanding the Scan & Go program to more than 200 stores from the 70 test locations, Reuters reports. In the program, shoppers go around the store and use their iPhones to scan the items they want to buy. Then they pay for their items at self-checkout counters.
The program works only with iPhones, but Wal-Mart plans to expand it to Android devices.
It's another way for Wal-Mart to get customers in and out of stores without talking to a single employee. If the program goes well, it would likely lead to reduced worker hours and less money spent on salaries.
Wal-Mart already uses self-checkout lanes at about 1,500 stores and it's adding them to 1,000 more stores this year, Reuters reports.
Some of the cities getting the Scan & Go technology include Phoenix; Dallas; Seattle; San Jose, Calif.; and Portland, Ore.
I wasn't involved in making all the illegal immigrant children but I have to pay for all their social programs with my tax money. My property taxes are increasing almost yearly to pay for all the social programs.
We are all going to pay if we are involved or not. It is all about the money. The working class people are going to foot the bill.
"Wal-Mart reports record losses due to thefts in 2013, but can't figure out what happened.". REALLY, how friggen stupid do you have to be? I hate to tell you this Wal-Mart, but you're relying on an "honor system", that for the most part, is nonexistent, or at the very least, BROKEN! Apparently common sense is DEAD! F.Y.I....They'll recoup their losses though. They'll just pass the losses on to the consumer....with HIGHER PRICES!
I cannot afford the iPhone or Android devices, so this system would not work for me. At local Stop and Shop grocery chains, the stores have their own scanner that customers can take with them and use in the store like the phones. They can bring it up to the cashier or the self-checkouts and are done automatically. Then just return the sacanner. All done and no iPhone or Android required!
I do feel bad that the workers would have to suffer the consequences. For some of these people, this is the job that is helping with their bills, rent, etc. I find that to be the biggest shame of the new idea.
Wal-Mart good idea I will use my Iphone to find a cheaper price then you need to mach it who cares if the store is 100 miles away or even on line. Thanks!!!!!! This way maybe it will be you Wal-Mart who goes under then Suppliers will not be forced be you to make your comparators pay a much higher prices for goods. We know you price fixes to drive your comparators out if business. Was it ok for me to say that? I took a sleeping pill I do not know what I’m saying. Sorry!!!
This has to be the dumbest thing Walmart has come up with...
I use to work there and I own stock in the company... The strange thing is, for all of their cutting wages and all of their profitablity, I'm not seeing share prices or dividends increase much. So where is all of this profit going??? Oh, I forgot.... into the pockets of the CEO's and board of directors...
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