Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The Rise of Self Checkout
I have looked at aspects of retail checkout for some time. Examining methods like RFID tagging, in store hand held scanning, carts that scan their contents and replacements for the checkouts themselves. We experimented with all of these in the innovation centers. Worked with companies, like IBM, Motorola, Fujitsu, Nixdorf and NCR. The entire idea has come a long way. In my local Kroger there are now lines for the self-checkouts, unusual just a few years ago. A good overview of the values and minuses in the Washington Post. Non-technical, with some useful statistics.