Retailers are no stranger to the concept of “scan & go”. As a natural extension of the self-service checkouts and mobile scanning guns so many grocers have invested in to help speed up the grocery shopping trip, moving the same capabilities to consumers’ own mobile phones would seem a next logical step.
I noted that interest in mobile scan & go schemes was really ignited with the introduction of the cashierless Amazon Go store concept. Amazon has gone one step further than scan & go systems by only having the customer use their phones to gain entry. The “scanning” process is done by clever camera technology.