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DO-IT-YOURSELF Sam’s Tests Self-Checkout

RETAILERS, SHOPPERS BENEFIT FROM PROCESS BY AVOIDING LINES

Posted: April 3, 2011 at 5:20 a.m.

Melissa McIntosh, right, assists Gwen Spillman of Bella Vista with her first time using Sam’s Club’s new self checkout system on Wednesday in Bentonville. Sam’s Club introduced self-checkouts two weeks ago.

Scan. Pay. Go. So read the signs on Sam’s Club’s self-checkout stations.

BY THE NUMBERS

TRANSACTION VALUE

More than half of self-checkout baskets cost less than $30.

Less than $5 - 12 percent

$5.01-$9.99 - 6 percent

$10-$20 - 17 percent

$20.01-$30 - 24 percent

$30.01-$40 - 15 percent

$40.01-$50 - 12 percent

$50.01-$60 - 4 percent

$60.01-$70 - 3 percent

More than $70 - 5 percent

SOURCE: IHL GROUP

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Business, Pages 9 on 04/03/2011

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