According to The Dallas Morning News, Walmart is testing an all-self-checkout Supercenter in Plano, Texas at one of its biggest local stores in the area. Walmart is calling the process “hosted checkout” because employees are standing by to help if customers need it.
While other major retailers like Target, Kroger and Costco have all adopted self-checkout to one degree or another, the paper reported that some Walmart shoppers said they’re undecided about the all self-checkout store. However, they also said they’ve noticed that the self-checkout is faster.
Walmart opened the first all-self-checkout supercenter in Fayetteville, Ark., last summer but the Plano Supercenter, which quietly went to all-self-checkout in late April with 32 checkout stands, is the only one in Dallas-Fort Worth area according to the company.