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Asda trials 360 degree checkout scanner

Asda is piloting an innovative 360 degree checkout scanner at its York superstore aimed at speeding up self-scanning by its customers.

To use the new Rapid Scan Till, customers place their shopping on a conveyor belt which passes through the 360 degree laser scanner, before packing up their items in a bagging area. Asda said the technology enables customers to scan their shopping up to 300% faster than doing it by hand with each item scanning in 0.6 seconds.

Mark Ibbotson, Asda’s Retail Director, said: "Mums tell us one of the main things they want us to do for them is save them time. We’re always looking at ways we can improve their shopping experience – and Rapid Scan is a technological triumph in that area.

“We’re the first to bring this amazing machine to our shoppers before anyone else, so we are really excited to hear what everyone thinks of it.”

German tech firm Wincor Nixdorf have developed the technology with Asda. The retailer said it will be reviewing customer feedback on the new technology before deciding whether to roll it out to other stores.

Source : Kamcity

05 July 2013
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