In an effort to cut costs and better compete with other discount retailers, Sainsbury’s is introducing a new 'SmartShop' service that will introduce a more streamlined checkout experience for customers.
With SmartShop at Sainsbury’s, consumers will be able to quickly and easily scan the items they would like to purchase with a handset or a mobile device at the checkout.
As there are now a growing number of stores that are going staffless and cashless, many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are adopting streamlined checkout services. As well as doing away with long lines, these self-checkout apps remove the need for expensive checkout terminals and staff. At the same time, making it possible for customers to take advantage of self-checkout with a smart device also frees up valuable retail space for more in-store merchandise.