I love supermarkets. The ginormousness and excessiveness of everything makes me happy. But I hate waiting in line in supermarkets. Seriously, I have to stand and wait in this line for five minutes in order to give you my money?
But no more! I’m only shopping at Stop and Shop from now on, a supermarket here on the East Coast, because they’re launching Scan It!, an iPhone app that’ll let customers scan items they’re buying while they shop. Cruise the aisles, pick up some groceries, scan ’em to the app and buy. So simple.
Here’s how it works: customers will tie their rewards card account to Scan It! and use the app to scan the barcode of every item they put in their bag. Once they’re done shopping, they’ll head to any checkout aisle, scan their rewards card and pay their total. Workers will occasionally check bags to see if everything in the bag fits the bill but with no need to re-scan the items, lines will zip by much faster and I will be much happier. [Technology Review]