As we explore more efficient ways for the customer to be in and out of the store as quickly as possible without losing out on customer touch, customer centricity and cross-selling we have been looking at several technologies for self-checkout ranging from RFID to MediaCart.
Self checkout systems are revolutionizing the retail industry. Self checkout systems enable retailers to be cost efficient and give the shopper a better shopping experience. This can lead to more profit for the retailer and lower prices for the consumer.
In my meetings with retailers there has been always been a heated debate about Self Checkout vs Manned Registers. I personally prefer the self checkout since I can be in and out of the store quickly. It was interesting to find what other people thought via Gizmodos Question of the Day today ... Check it out at : http://gizmodo.com/5062839/question-of-the-day-do-you-prefer-self+checkout-lines .. but I suspect that the demographic that reads Gizmodo most likely will lean towards Self Checkout :).