By Nick Tabet and Darrell Owen, Datalogic
This is the fourth article in a five-part series about how retailers can use technology to create a top-tier, modern shopping experience. The first three articles can be found here: Part 1: Automate The Retail Supply Chain Using Vision & Imaging Technology, Part 2: Retail Inventory Management Benefits from Vision & Imaging Technology, and Part 3: How Vision Technology Enhances The In-Store Experience.
Self-checkout increases the risk of customer dishonesty that leads to loss. For instance, a customer may use the code for onions at 33 cents per pound to purchase more costly Fuji apples priced at $2 per pound. Vision systems at self-checkout will automatically identify items to detect or prevent code errors entered by the shopper. This reduces both willful theft and accidental mistakes.