A FUTURISTIC self-checkout machine that doesn’t require scanning revolutionized shopping and shocked customers.
TikToker have shared stunning videos of the new technology hitting retailers like Uniqlo and Zara.
In a recent video, TikToker Stuff B shared a candid clip of their wild self-checkout experience.
“Yo, check this out,” she said while introducing the new experience at Uniqlo.
The fashionista asked her friend to throw an item in a trash can while she recorded the checkout screen.
After a few seconds, the sensor picked up the new item and added it to her total.
“You don’t even have to scan that shit,” said the amazed buyer.
Another shopper posted a similar experience on Zara and asked her followers to explain the wild technology.
Rach, who can be found at @rachelchipotlay, recorded her tossing a pair of jeans into a similar-looking self-checkout bin, which also took moments to scan.
“How did it know,” she asked in the video’s caption.
Stores are integrating the new self-checkout technology by using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to products.
The new invention ideally creates a seamless checkout experience while saving on labor and storage costs.
According to RFID Card, RFID technology can also exchange information much faster than the most current options.
Like it or not, self-checkout is here to stay.
Thankfully, retailers are joining forces with tech companies to make the self-service option as easy as possible.
A recent breakthrough development came from a UK-based company called SeeChange Technologies and its partnership with Diebold Nixdorf, a cash register manufacturer in Cincinnati, Ohio.
According to Winsight Grocery Business, the two companies will reportedly solve the common product scanning problem.
Shoppers across Europe and the US may not need to ask employees from retailers like Walmart, Target and others to come by to help scan products at the self-checkout.
As anyone who’s done it knows, self-checkout systems typically don’t have the ability to automatically distinguish fruit – they can only determine the weight.
A customer and an employee are responsible for selecting what type of product the item is from a drop-down menu in the system’s software.
SeeChange’s new technology looks set to change that, as the company’s AI-powered software is said to be able to recognize certain types of products and other items that would otherwise be “unscannable”.
The AI will be referred to as “SeeWare,” according to a conversation between Winsight Grocery Business and SeeChange Technologies CEO Jason Souloglou.
Souloglou told the publication that SeeWare will be merged with Diebold Nixdorf’s Vynamic self-service application and gradually learn to recognize products over time.
He claimed that the AI software not only makes self-checkouts more efficient, but can also reduce the likelihood of theft.
The CEO also stressed to the publication that the time it takes to enter products not only discourages customers from using self-checkout, it also costs them time and money.
Matt Redwood, Diebold Nixdorf’s vice president of retail technology solutions, also told Winsight Grocery Business that SeeWare will be a “flexible innovation.”
“The difficulty is doing this while keeping solutions open and flexible to anticipate future changes. SeeChange fits right in with our solution philosophy of “modularity, openness and availability,” an approach that allows for agility and flexibility in innovation,” he said.
Ideally, SeeWare will increase self-checkout usage by 33 percent and overall speed by 67 percent, according to Souloglou.
Employees who have to support customers with products at the checkout would reportedly decrease by up to 45 percent.
According to Souloglou, SeeChange and Diebold Nixdorf are currently testing the software and three major branches in the UK and across Europe.
It’s set to debut in thousands of stores later this year.
For more information, see The US Sun’s exclusive conversation with an attorney, urging customers to be careful about positioning their bodies at self-checkouts.
The US Sun also has the story of how an alleged Walmart employee says the store can pause self-checkout if he believes a theft is imminent.
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