Are You Ready for an All-Self-Checkout Walmart?
Would you be willing to shop at an all-self-checkout Walmart Supercenter here in San Angelo?
Well one is being tested in the state of Texas according to the Dallas Morning News.
Walmart is testing an all-self-checkout Supercenter in Plano at one of its biggest local stores and one where growing families can easily pile high a grocery cart.
It’s calling the process “hosted checkout” because employees are standing by to help if customers need it.
Walmart already has an all self-checkout store in Arkansas and a Walmart official says the layouts in the checker less stores are designed to make checkout faster for customers.
Walmart opened the first all-self-checkout supercenter in Fayetteville, Ark., last summer, saying it wanted to challenge the assumption that the old ways are always better. There are now other stores in the test, but the Plano Supercenter, which quietly went to all-self-checkout in late April, is the only one in Dallas-Fort Worth, said Lauren Willis, Walmart spokeswoman in Texas.
The Plano store layout is similar to Fayetteville, with a massive corral of 32 checkout stands forming a perimeter around the space where the traditional cashier lanes used to be.
A big difference is that all the checkouts are open. Cashiers are now called customer hosts. They lead shoppers to available registers, help them if they need it or even check them out if customers prefer it, Willis said.
Walmart designed the process to make checkout faster than before, she said.
So, what do you think of all self-checkout Walmart stores? Would you shop at one if Walmart opened one to San Angelo? Do you think an all-self-checkout store would make shopping faster? We would love to hear your thoughts and your opinion. Let us know on Facebook or chat with us on our station app.