Finally! Wal-Mart Solves the Long Checkout Lines Problem with New Shopping App 11/29/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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Finally! My prayers, my hopes, my dreams, have been answered! No, Meghan Markle did not dump Prince Harry and is marrying me. Some dreams are just not meant to be.

But I am happy to read from Yahoo that Wal-Mart is finally solving a problem we all have, we all hate, and that is those long lines to check out at the two out of 100 registers they have open.

The retailer has created an app similar to Amazon Go that allows you to scan barcodes as you shop and then on your way out the door, you pay on the app and show a Wal-Mart greeter on your way out the door that you’ve paid, and you’re good to go. And for those that don’t have a smartphone, they’ll give you a scanner you can use.

I’ve said for years Wal-Mart needed this. I’m glad they are finally jumping on board and making things easier. Checking out makes me not want to shop there. Even the self-checkout lines are long!

They’re testing it in Marietta, Georgia, Texas, and other locations. Hopefully, it’ll be coming to a store near you soon.

I’m Chad Whittle still sad about Meghan, oh Meghan on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Background Material:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/walmart-taking-direct-shot-amazon-191727611.html

 

 

Posted on November 28, 2017 .