Wal-Mart Starts to Expand ‘Scan & Go’ App; Experience Does Not Seek to Mimic Amazon Go Concept

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Wal-Mart Stores has introduced a “Scan & Go” mobile-shopping and payments app for a limited number of its regular stores in five U.S. states, and said it plans to roll out the service more widely. It follows the launch last year of a very similar app for its warehouse store chain, Sam’s Club, as NFC Times has reported.

The app enables consumers to scan items with their smartphones, then pay by pressing a button in their apps and walking out of the store after having an employee scan a bar code and look at the digital receipt in the app on the way out.

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