In the United States, some retail companies are removing many self-checkout kiosks from their markets. One of the companies adopting this move is Walmart. Josh Havens, a spokesman for the brand, said three kiosks in Albuquerque, New Mexico will be removed. Mr. said that regular toll booths with clerks would be placed in vacant places. Havens said.
A Walmart spokesperson announced that the changes will be completed this October. The three Albuquerque transfer locations are located at 400 Eubank NE, 2701 Carlisle NE and 2266 Wyoming NE.
Walmart officials have not decided whether to continue the changes at various stores in the country. However, they confirmed that not all self-check-out boxes will be removed.
Reason for change
This technology was developed in 2020, and at the time, Walmart commented that new methods would gradually replace traditional methods. The rationale for the initial strategy was that customers could personally scan items and pay for them. Walmart plans to hire workers for the kiosks, with the goal of training consumers on the new devices.
Other retail markets, such as Target, find that many users use self-checkout locations to steal items because they don’t report theft. While Walmart has not claimed to be affected by the scams, this may be the reason for the reduction of independent payment kiosks.
A statistic reveals that the nation’s retail outlets have stopped earning more than $112 billion dollars. Most of these losses are measured by depletion of stored products.
Matt Kelly, an expert at LiveView Technologies, said retail companies need to strike a balance. This should happen between the existing workforce and the use of machines to replace human labor to avoid the activities of thieves.
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