Mobile Checkout Devices Started at Apple Store; Now Cash Registers Are Being Removed Across the Nation

The cash register, a century-old iconic fixture in retailing, is starting to go the way of typewriters and rotary phones. A lot of stores are now using mobile checkout devices to speed up the process.

Sales people are no long anchored to a cash register. Retailers acros the country are rolling out mobile checkout devices — mainly with Apple iPod Touch and Apple iPad devices. Cash sales are still

Joe Cardamone of JC Penny believes the larger cash register terminals will be gone. Al Sambar of Kurt Salmon says devices will personalized shopping in physical stores to compete with the online shopping experience.


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  1. I was pleasantly surprised to see Nordstrom Rack now does this as i get dragged in there more than i like to admit. They still have the regular checkout lines but they’re half of what they were.

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