Anyone who battled long lines and other associated delays at Walmart over this past Labor Day holiday weekend may have another mechanism at their disposal in the coming months to significantly reduce check-out times.
According to information gained exclusively and confidentially by Reuters, Walmart is now actively preparing a system that will allow shoppers to scan items using their iPhones. Once completed, the self-checkout process is a snap. All told, this arrangement reduces the time consumers are at the store while simultaneously cutting costs for the store.
If the "Scan & Go" test by the world's largest retailer is successful, it has the potential to change the way people shop and pay, making the process more personal and potentially faster.
For now, there is no estimated time frame for when Walmart may formally introduce the app. But it sounds like the official release may be coming soon.