We outline the market outlook for contactless self-checkout in retail — from investment trends, to leading companies, to recommendations for players in the space.
What is contactless self-checkout?
Contactless self-checkout tech enables fast and touch-free checkout by minimizing interactions between shoppers and employees and preventing the hassle of check-out lines.
Computer vision systems that track shoppers through stores and allow them to simply “walk out” with their items have gained the most attention. These platforms often integrate shelf sensors. Other tools, such as mobile self-scanning apps and smart self-scan shopping carts, are helping the concept gain more traction with retailers.
So far, these technologies have been primarily used by consumables retailers, such as supermarkets and convenience stores.
Features & capabilities
Contactless self-checkout provides retail leaders with several capabilities and tools, including the following:
- Flexible payment methods
- Smart and optimized inventory management
- Interactive and seamless shopping experiences
- Real-time tracking of shopper activities
- Enhanced store management