Self-checkout solution shipments in 2019 jumped by more than 50% compared to 2018 as retailers around the globe continue to embrace self-service technologies, according to RBR's "Global EPOS and Self-Checkout 2020" study. In the light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, RBR expects the uptake to continue and forecasts an installed base of 1.2 million self-checkout units by 2025, according to a press release.
NCR Corp., a provider of retail solutions, was cited as the leader and shipped almost double the number of self-checkout systems in 2019 as the next supplier, according to a press release from the company.
NCR's most recent innovations allow shoppers to make selections by hovering a finger above the screen without touching it, or control the self-checkout without touching the screen, by using their mobile phone.
"Our self-checkout solutions are a key element of our next generation retail store architecture that enables retailers to simplify store operations and introduce future innovations in a fraction of the time and cost," David Wilkinson, president and general manager, NCR Retail, said in the press release. "As retailers are looking for technology to automate processes in their stores, we provide them with the solutions that help meet the new customer demand for reduced touchpoints when shopping in-store."
The RBR study is based on primary research and provides detailed, country-by-country data and commentary for programmable EPOS and self-checkout hardware in 53 markets.
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