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Malaysian grocer offers self scanning

A Malaysian grocery store has introduced a personal shopping system in partnership with Motorola Solutions.

Sams’s Groceria has implemented ‘Sam’s Self Scan’ at its very first store in Malaysia at Gurney Paragon Mall in Penang.

The personal shopping system consists of Motorola Solutions portable handheld MC17 series mobile computers powered by Re-Vision, its global partner and the world-leading provider of self-scanning solutions.

Equipped with this portable mobile computer device that comes with an integrated bar code scanner, customers will be able to perform self-scanning by scanning the barcode of the items they want to purchase, placing the items direct into a shopping bag as they walk through the store aisles. Sam’s Self Scan allows shoppers to then head to the nearest dedicated self-checkout counter. With all the necessary information already scanned into the device, they can pay for their purchases without having to wait in queues and burdened with unloading the shopping cart and re-bagging their purchases, helping to save time.

“In understanding global trends and wanting to introduce the same into the Malaysia market, we are very pleased to be the turn key solution provider to implement the personal shopping system for Sam’s Groceria,” said Anand Mehta, retail director of Motorola Solutions, Asia Pacific.

According to Re-Vision CEO Michael Haagmans, self-scanning is set to revolutionise the shopping experience for shoppers here in Asia.

“So far, we have seen our European retailers embracing the technology as their customers have shown a keen interest and acceptance in using it while recognising the immense benefits from the solution,” he said.

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