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Why There’s a Rise in Self-Checkout Machines

July 8, 2019

The days of having human cashiers at your business are coming to a close, thanks to self-checkout machines. Whether it’s a retail giant or a fast food chain, these “public cash registers” use a touch screen and an area to insert a card/cash to complete the transaction. While there’s nothing wrong with having a traditional cashier on deck, there are a few reasons as to why there is a sudden increase for self-checkout machines:

Quicker Turnaround

We’ve all been there: you’re waiting on line to purchase an item or two, but need to be somewhere in less than an hour — and the cashier seems to be moving at a glacial pace. While this is fine, if you’re not in a rush, it can also be somewhat daunting if you have to wait around while on the clock. WIth a self-checkout machine, shoppers can quickly “ring up” what they need and can be out of the store within seconds.

Available 24/7

Short staffed, especially during the holiday season? A self-checkout machine will be able to help! Self-checkout machines are the perfect way not only to lend a helping hand, but they can work around the clock when needed. An ideal scenario is a convenience store at a resort; a self-checkout machine will be able to process transactions with minimal effort and ease.

Increases Word-of-Mouth Traffic

When a business is equipped with self-checkout machines, it will increase your word-of-mouth traffic, which is priceless when it comes to marketing. People nowadays feel more inclined to take matters into their own hands, rather than have assistance. 

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