Why Self Checkout Might Soon Be A Thing Of The Past In North Carolina
Self checkout might soon be a thing of the past in a lot of big stores across North Carolina according to WCNC Charlotte.
In the 1980s, when self-checkouts were first introduced, they were named self-service machines These machines grew more and more popular as technology advanced and grocery stores expanded.
This means that may people now choose to use self checkout instead of normal checkout lines. Most use it because of fast it can be to just scan your own items.
During the pandemic self checkout machines became the normal for most stores, which means many people realized just how efficient they can be. However, shoppers may not be able to use these machines soon because of an ongoing problem with shoplifting.
From U.S. to Europe, shoplifting has created around 4% of the losses that many retailers face.
Many big stores like Costco and Walmart are already removing the self-checkouts from their stores to prevent theft. Earlier this year Walmart removed all their self checkouts in most stores across New Mexico. Other large chains and even smaller stores seem to be following Walmart’s lead and are beginning to remove self-checkouts.