Version 2.0 of the Apple Store app gives iPhone users the ability to order a product online, pick it up in a store, and pay for the item via self-checkout.
The technology that allows customers to check themselves out of supermarkets may be on the way out after Albertsons decides it's too impersonal. Other chains may follow suit.
Apple's self-checkout option works relatively smoothly, though there are some potential stumbling blocks along the way.
The app that lets users scan merchandise while they shop and pay at a self-checkout counter comes to 12 new markets, including Texas, Washington, and California.
New retail technology by IBM lets shoppers scan items to purchase with a smartphone and then head directly to a self-checkout station to pay.
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NEC's partner robot PaPeRo has been put to work as a cashier. Combined with NEC's Twinpos self-checkout system, the robot can look cute while taking your cash.
Rex Chapman, formerly a player and executive in the NBA, is accused of stealing $14,000 worth of merchandise from the Apple store in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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App allows users -- just employees at the moment -- to scan merchandise while they shop in the aisles instead of having them all scanned at one time at checkout