The Walmart Scan & Go app will get you out of the store in a jiff

We know exactly what it's like. You're beat, tired from shopping at Walmart for what feels like hours. The combination of pushing that broken cart with the wobbly wheels, and the punishment on your legs and feet from that hard floor has you hoping for a quick trip through the check out line. But instead, you're faced with the reality that there are only 3 lanes open and two of them are for those with less than 10 items in their cart.

Thanks to a new app called Walmart Scan & Go, you can bypass the checkout line, exit stage left with your cart of goodies already paid for, and have your worn out tootsies soaking in a bubble bath before you know it. It's actually a simple, but clever idea.

With the app, which is available for iOS or Android devices, you scan an item's UPC code as you take each product off of the shelf and deposit it in your cart. When you have completed your shopping, you pay using the app, and a receipt is generated on your phone's display. Show it to the greeter/bouncer/security guard at the door, and you're done.

Now, there is a catch. Walmart is currently testing the app so it will work at one store only at this time. But hey, maybe you shop there! That store is Walmart #5260 in Rogers, Arkansas. We do think that Walmart does plan on eventually offering this service throughout its entire system.

Whether you do shop at the Walmart in Rogers, Arkansas or you want to be prepared for the full launch of the service, you can install the app now by clicking on the appropriate link.

Download Walmart Scan & Go (iOS|Android)

source: AndroidAuthority



1. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If this works, it'll mean fewer cashier jobs. It's convenient, but I'll refuse to use it because of that.

3. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I agree. I will not use for this same reason. I hope many people don't as well.

20. kiarawillson92

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 04, 2019

I am happy to see that people are so caring and loves to help these people but unfortunately this has to be replaced by machine someday and that is the reason we're trying to initiate something with to help such people.

9. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

fewer cashier jobs? lol you act like they even have even enough right now. Even then they don't even have enough stock boys to stock their shelves.

17. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Beat me to it. Exactly what I was thinking. Think they have them but don't use them. Particularly if their really busy.

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6796; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

If you're really concerned about jobs, stop shopping at Walmart completely. Try supporting the little mom and pop stores that struggle to survive in communities with a Walmart.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If I go to the store for just a few things I will go to the small mom and pop store. But when I go and I know I am going on my big weekly buying day and I am going to spend $200 to $300 I am sorry but I am going to save were I can and that means going to Walmart or Costco.

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6796; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I've always hated shopping at Walmart. Pretty much boycotted it now since learning that the Clinton's have a huge stake in that company. But yeah...we do what we gotta do to get by....I totally get it.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't see how it will work. Is the greeter going to go over everything when you go out the door. If not they will have a lot of stuff taken without being paid for.

4. kevv2288

Posts: 295; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

It's not work well at most Wal-Mart's. They're too busy and if the greeter has to check everything it's gonna take just as long as it would waiting in line

6. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

My cousin is a manager at a Walmart and she has told us how people try to take stuff all the time at the self check out. She said there is no telling what people do get away with if the employee is not watching

11. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The last photo has, please see self cheackout host to complete. So there is someone checking your stuff it sounds like.

13. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

They're already promoting it as 'coming soon' at the WalMart where I shop at, so it appears they're getting ready for a full roll out.

15. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

Sam's Club (the Wall-Mart Company) has had this for a while. Can't buy Nicorette products with the app only as a cashier needs to check your age.

16. trublackrose

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

This is going to be come more and more common if the 15$ an hr minimum wage gets pushed. Welcome to the future bois.

18. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

By the time this hits Canada Amazon would have opened retail stores all over the country.

19. carlm21

Posts: 32; Member since: May 07, 2018

Walmart has done alot for the people by giving so much. Not only the app, the app obviously does a lot but the walmart coupons have let people save much money

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