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Checkout Counters Still in Demand

Yes, transactions have changed dramatically in recent years. Many more shoppers buy online and have merchandise delivered. BUT, the popularity of the checkout counter for in-store transactions may surprise you. As eMarketer reports:  “The traditional checkout model is undergoing a major … Continue reading

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When Do Shoppers Prefer Self-Checkouts?

As we wrote a while ago, self-checkouts are here to stay. However, their popularity among shoppers varies greatly by retail format and in-store buying situation. Recently, Retale conducted a large-scale study on self-checkouts. As summarized by eMarketer: “When it comes … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Self-Service in Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

As retailers weigh the pros and cons of self-service shopping (see this post, for example), a lot of exciting things are happening in this area. Self-Service World and Kiosk Marketplace report that: “Thanks to the adoption of self-service technology at grocery … Continue reading

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