Smartphone app works as a super-fast self-checkout
Stop & Shop’s new smartphone app is on a mission.
By Jane Dornbusch
| GLOBE CORRESPONDENT
NOVEMBER 09, 2011
BRAINTREE - Self-checkouts are so yesterday. And with consumers complaining about them and some companies eliminating them, supermarkets are seeking new ways to lure in shoppers who want to get in and out quickly.
Enter SCAN IT! Mobile, Stop & Shop’s new smartphone app, which lets customers shop with barely a stop. SCAN IT! Mobile is the son of SCAN IT!, a hand-held device currently found in 350 of the chain’s outlets. Both iterations of SCAN IT! do pretty much the same thing: enable customers to scan and bag their groceries as they shop. You whip through the checkout by basically waving your phone at the register. It reads, you pay, you go.
The app is designed to work on an iPhone or Android. Download it - it’s linked to your loyalty card - and you’re good to go.