A quick viewing of this video on WSB made me a little jealous this morning.
The video depicts a barcode scanner gun being used at Stop & Shop, a northeastern grocery chain, to determine prices on goods in the store for customers. Additionally, the scanner finds coupons available for each product. Customers can actually bag their own groceries as they walk through the store, hand the scanner and store card to the cashier and checkout — without having to unload their groceries from the cart.
This appeals to me because I like to be efficient in the grocery store, but I have some questions:
It was only a matter of time before self-checkout spread to most grocers in the South, so I wonder if this technology will make its way toward us, too.
Would you use a program like Scan It if it Atlanta grocers offered it? Would the time saved in the checkout line be worth it?
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter