The self-checkout strategy that attracts the most media attention is supermarkets that manage completely without staff. The advantages of this concept are obvious: opening hours around the clock, and without increasing personnel costs or regulatory requirements. Theft control works with the help of surveillance cameras and smart shelves.
These advantages are reflected in the success of this system: from 2019 to 2021, the share of mobile self-scanning in supermarkets and other retail storeshas increased almost tenfold! The technology has arrived in the midst of society.
No queues thanks to AI
The visioncheckout also uses this technology to shorten queues in canteens, cafeterias, and kiosks. The beauty of the technology is that caterers remain flexible in their offerings and do not face high purchase and conversion costs, as would be the case with RFID chips in dishes or autonomous supermarkets. The visioncheckoutrecognizes both retail items and plate dishes simply visually and therefore does not rely on barcodes or chips. In terms of payment station security, a major advantage of automatic recognition is that no items can be forgotten, thereby reducing attrition.