Walmart Wants You To ‘Scan & Go’

Getting in and out of Walmart may become a much faster process if the latest mobile technologies are successfully deployed by the retail behemoth.

Walmart’s iPhone Scan & Go pilot program is set to expand to more than 200 stores. Walmart shoppers at these locations will be able to use their iPhones to scan and pay for items at self-checkout counters.

The pilot began near its home office in Bentonville, Arkansas in late 2012, then expanded to Atlanta, Reuters reported Wednesday.

While the program is tripling in size, for now it will be in only a small fraction of Walmart’s more than 4,000 U.S. stores.

“We want our customer feedback to dictate the experience,” explains Gibu Thomas, senior vice president of mobile and digital at Walmart Global eCommerce, said this week. “You’ll see this roll out to more markets.”

For now, Walmart is bringing “Scan & Go” to the following markets: Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Omaha, Nebraska; Dallas and Austin, Texas; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Wyoming; Bozeman, Montana; Seattle, Washington; San Jose, California; and Portland, Oregon.