Some people love them, others hate them. But Walmart is hoping to find out for sure what its customers think, as it tests out a store with no cashiers, and self-checkout machines only. And if reaction is positive, the same system could ultimately roll out to Walmart stores across the country.
The test is taking place at a Walmart Supercenter in Fayetteville, Arkansas, not far from Walmart’s home base of Bentonville. Gone are the traditional checkout lanes where you unload your items onto the belt and a cashier scans and bags your items one by one. In their place are a bank of self-checkout machines, with store staffers ready to assist anyone who has a large order, has trouble working the machines, or just prefers having some human interaction at the checkout. Here’s the article from Coupons in the News.