Wegmans in Mt. Laurel Adding Self-Checkout Lanes This Week
Self-checkout lanes at stores are becoming the norm. You'll find them in most Target and Walmart stores. The same goes for most large grocery stores. And starting today, self-checkout lanes are being installed at the Wegmans in Centerton Square in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
That info came via a sign posted at the front of the store.
An article on a website called smartercx.com lays out the pros and cons of self-checkout lanes.
The article says the most significant advantage for retailers is reduced labor costs. On the other side, consumers will usually find self-checkout lanes faster than traditional checkout lanes.
As far as negatives go, smartctx.com says that shoplifting, even if it happens by mistake, increases due to self-checkout lanes. In addition, some experts feel that the loss of human interaction between a store and its customers may diminish brand loyalty.
Personally, I love self-checkout lanes, but I know there are some people that hate them. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.