Spinx Pilots Self-Checkout Program

The retailer plans to roll out the initiative to all Spinx stores by the middle of 2022.

June 17, 2021

Paying at Self-Checkout

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Spinx Company has started piloting a convenient self-checkout program to maximize the roles of team members and to provide more service options to all customers. Spinx’s goal is to roll out self-checkout to all Spinx stores in the second and third quarters of 2022.

“At Spinx, we exist to make people’s lives easier. By providing the self-checkout option to our customers, they will be able to stop at our store, shop for what they need and quickly and easily get back on their way,” said Spinx President Stan Storti, in a press release.

Stewart Spinks, founder and board chairman, said, “Self-checkout is not a new concept; however, within our industry it is considered very cutting edge, and we are thrilled to be leading the charge here at the local level.”

Spinx is piloting the program at its Pendleton Street store in Greenville. Four additional stores plan to offer this service as part of the pilot program by end of fall 2021.

More convenience retailers are moving into self-checkout. Last month, Delek DK Stores rolled out an AI self-checkout, with plans to have it in place at more than 70 Texas locations by late summer. Meanwhile, Amazon continues to innovate the shopping experience by adding more locations that use its palm-reading biometric payment and identification technology, Amazon One. Last summer, Lawson Co. launched a rewards campaign that gives points worth 2% of each transaction to customers using self-checkout at its stores. And in January, Kroger began testing KroGo, a smart cart, which allows customers to check out via the shopping cart itself.

To learn about the ways retailers are working to incorporate various technologies to shorten and improve checkout lanes, read “The ‘Vision’ of Future Checkout” and “Faster Checkout with Fewer Staff” in NACS Magazine.