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FairPrice launches device which speeds up payment for goods at cashier counters

Published on Feb 6, 2014 10:05 AM
A shopper uses Fairprice’s Scan2Go service at its Bukit Timah Plaza outlet. Scan2Go lets shoppers input purchases way before they reach the cashier counters. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice has launched a device that allows shoppers to scan their items as they shop.

Called Scan2Go, shoppers get a handheld scanner from the supermarket, which they use to scan items as they shop. This lets them input purchases way before they reach the cashier counters. Scan2Go customers may pay at two dedicated counters where cashiers will do random checks to ensure that items are correctly scanned.

Cashiers then instantly process the shopper's purchase information. The handheld scanner is returned, shoppers pay, bag for their purchases and go.

The technology has been on trial at FairPrice Finest at Bukit Timah Plaza since December. There are about 1100 registered users, over half used the system more than once.

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