Amazon And Walmart’s New Checkout Systems And The Big Battle Coming At Retail Point-Of-Sale

Both Walmart and Amazon have made announcements recently about their in-store checkout systems. Walmart is increasing the number of self-checkout and contactless lanes in over 1,000 stores in the next year. Its new Walmart+ subscription allows members to use their own mobile devices in Walmart stores to scan products, pay through their phone, and walk out. Amazon has had Amazon Go stores for almost three years; the software sees what you carry out of its stores and charges your account as you exit. Now Amazon is introducing a pay-with-your-palm system for use by other retailers. You wave your hand over a device and it charges your previously-stored payment information. Read more at Forbes.