From early next month, customers at 30 Co-operative supermarket stores in the UK will be able to avoid queuing at the till by scanning and paying for their shopping using their mobiles.
The nationwide chain's Pay-in-Aisle' app utilises a Mobile Commerce SDK from ACI Worldwide. The app allows customers to scan products on their own device as they shop and when they have finished, product costs are deducted from their Apple Pay or Google Pay accounts with a touch of a button.
The technology sits alongside existing payment methods - including cashiers and self-scan tills.
“We know that people adopt technology at different speeds, and while cash is here to stay, it is clear that it is playing a lesser role in society," says Mark Pettigrew, director of retail support, Co-op. “Consumers lead busy lives and value their time. Whether it’s a train to catch or on the school run this technology cuts queues and saves time, enabling customers to complete their shopping quickly and get on with their day and what matters most to them.”
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