FOODLAND Association (FAL) has launched an innovation in grocery shopping with Australia's first-ever trial of the NCR FastLane - self-checkout technology that lets shoppers "do it themselves".
The NCR FastLane pilot will run for six months at FAL's grocery store in Mirrabooka, Perth.
FAL anticipates the technology will reduce queues while allowing shoppers to scan, bag and pay for their own merchandise, using various payment options, including cash, EFTPOS and credit card.
If the trial of NCR FastLane is a success in Mirrabooka, FAL will consider integrating the self-checkout technology in other stores.
NCR Corporation is the company that introduced self-checkout technology, and in less than three years, more than 50 retailers across the United States, Asia and Europe are using NCR FastLane.
NCR FastLane is easy to integrate and gives shoppers a range of checkout options and payment methods. It also frees up store assistants to work in other areas of the store, which again improves customer service.
It can be configured to accommodate shoppers buying either a few items or a fully laden trolley.