New App Could Get Rid of Checkouts

Want to hear the most annoying sound in the world?

You’ve probably already heard it if you have walked through a self-checkout. The voice from the checkout says “unexpected item in bagging area”.

Everyone who has ever stepped up to the self-checkout lobby area has, at one point or another, heard this machine shudder those words. The best part of this experience is that you usually check yourself out because ideally it should speed up the process, not alert the whole store that you aren’t bagging your grocery items correctly.

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the self-service specialists Fetch has developed a mobile app that you can use to scan your items as you shop—supermarket experts feel this has the potential to change the way we shop.

How Fetch works is as simple as 1…2…3…

1. Scan every item as you shop

2. Get rewarded instantly with savings, budget tracking, and other info such as personalized health and nutrition info

3. Tap “Checkout” when you’re ready to pay

The positives of the app are clear- you can scan as you shop and checkout through your phone when you’re ready, essentially eradicating queues. Not only is the checkout process simplified, you’re able to track your spending easily, create shopping lists, earn reward points, and best of all-you’ll leave the store happy.

Mike Doering, a Store Manager at Quillin’s, one of many stores that have implemented Fetch, says the app is a great way to keep up with the ever evolving grocery industry.

“Everybody has smartphones. They are all shopping with their smartphones in their hand, and so what better way to incorporate the smartphone with the Fetch app and have some fun shopping, too. That’s one of the comments we’ve heard from a lot of our customers is that it’s kind of fun.”

Quillin’s also has tablets available for non-smartphone users, so customers can still use the app.
If you want to learn more about this app, visit Fetch Rewards here!

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