This smart shopping cart eliminates the need for cashiers in stores

Posted On: Jan 12, 2019   |   Posted By: Pocket-lint

This smart shopping cart eliminates the need for cashiers in stores

It looks like a new startup - not Amazon - might be the one to put an end to cashiers in stores. And soon. The past couple decades have seen a big shake-up in how we buy our groceries. From self-checkout lines to meal delivery kits to Amazon Go stores, the whole experience has completely changed from how our grandparents shopped. And a startup called Caper has developed yet another shopping innovation. It's a solution that combines Amazon Go's cashierless checkou t with the pick-up-and-go experience of shopping in person. Caper has developed an intelligent shopping cart that lets customers scan items as they're shopping and pay for whatever they've picked up before they leave. The cart features an interactive display and a card reader. The cart is already in use in two stores in New York City and lists Key Food Fresh, Met Fresh, and Pioneer Supermarkets as the company's retail partners. This seems like an ideal option for stores that want to streamline physical shopping, but can't quite get to the level that...

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