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Benefits

Although self-checkout initially can feel awkward for the average customer, many grocery stores feel that over time, this feature may help them to differentiate from their competition by giving their customers a way to speed though the checkout line and to move at their own pace. Another benefit touted by the grocery stores is that it can add a measure of privacy when purchasing personal items. For elderly people or those requiring attention to detail, it also allows them to scan items at their own pace and to verify the price of each item as they go. This can be an advantage over having to read and validate the receipt line by line after going rapidly through a traditional checkout stand.

Even though self-checkout lanes are still a novelty, you’ll find that you can avoid queues and use them immediately even when the other lanes, with cashiers, are backed up. Once people get over the adoption curve and become accustomed to using these lanes, you may find that they’re as busy as the human-staffed lanes and have their own queues building up. So the message here is to take advantage of this feature at your local convenience stores as quickly as you can. It really is fast, simple, and fun if you don’t mind doing your own bagging!


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