RFID-enabled self-checkout gets smarter, faster
Technology partners have developed a novel RFID-based self-checkout counter that enables a single scan of a complete shopping basket in one go
The concept aims to eliminate the long waiting lines at the cash register during grocery shopping, a “norm” consumers had to live with since the rise of big retailer stores.
The RFID counter simplifies product scanning and shortens the time consumers spend at the self-checkout counters. The customers simply place their shopping bag/basket on the counter, all the products get scanned at once and the counter monitor displays a full list of the products together with the final bill. This improves the self-checkout experience, as customers no longer have to scan each product individually, which is time consuming and sometimes requires several scans till the product’s code is read.
Using the RFID counter, customers can pay by card, via an app, and optionally, if added to the counter, in cash. To pay using an app, the customers will connect to the checkout counter through the retailer’s app. They will just scan the counter’s QR code and confirm the payment via the app. The entire checkout experience takes less than 30 seconds, according to the three partners.