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Tech

Wouldn’t it be better if self-checkout just died?

“Self-checkout is frustrating in ways too diverse to name — the scanning mistakes, the messed-up barcodes, the odd rules. California state law changed in 2013, forbidding the sale of alcohol at self-checkouts, even those that stop the transaction and prompt an ID check by a store employee.”
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Tech

Europe electronics retailer deploying mobile self-checkout

“MediaMarketSaturn, the largest consumer electronics retailer in Europe, is using MishiPay’s mobile self-checkout technology in its Hamburg store. The “scan, pay, leave” service lets consumers use smartphones to scan and pay for more than 100,000 products without having to get in a check-out line, according to a press release.”
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Tech

Amazon Go, One Year Old, Has Attracted a Host of Cashierless Imitators

“A year ago, the e-commerce giant opened a cashierless convenience store called Amazon Go, marking its biggest effort yet to change the way people shop in the physical world. Today a fleet of companies are working to replicate elements of Go or invent other ways of streamlining store operations. Many are startups like Mighty AI, but established giants are […]

On The Wires

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Risk & Fraud

NCR Acquires StopLift, Gains Powerful Anti-Theft Solution for Self-Checkout

“Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., StopLift has developed Artificial Intelligence capabilities that visually determine what occurs during each transaction to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior at the checkout. Most notably, StopLift’s technology detects scan-avoidance and flags unscanned, unpaid merchandise at the checkout. Examples include passing items around the scanner, leaving unscanned items in the shopping […]