Carrefour To Cooperate With Start-Ups On Checkout Apps
Carrefour will seek to increase supermarket checkout speed at its stores with the introduction of three smartphone apps, developed in cooperation with a selection of partner start-up companies.
The app 'LineBerty' allows customers to book a slot for paying for their shopping – from home or in the store – via a digital ticket. A few minutes before they are scheduled to check out, they receive a notification. They can then either accept the slot or postpone it. The second app, 'Minut'Pass', works the same way.
A third application, named 'Je File', creates a virtual queue which can be monitored over the smartphone. Then, similar to the way in which the other two apps work, customers receive a notification and they can then either accept or postpone paying for their shopping at the check-out.
'Je File' is currently being tested at the Bercy 2 hypermarket. 'Lineberty' will be tested in early October in the Paris region, while 'Minut’Pass' will be tested in the Aix-en-Provence hypermarket in November.
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