Sirena: First Dominican Stores with Auto Checkout

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Agree, self-check out when you have a few items works great for the most part. The issue for me is with produce, alcohol, etc... that is where it can be frustrating. Or when the system keeps telling you that your bag needs to be in the bagging area, when it already is.
 

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I absolutely agree. The only exception is Sam’s Club, they have a wonderful app. You scan each item as you put it in your cart, hit “checkout “ button, and walk out the door.
Sam's near my mom now only has 2 cashier lines, the rest are all self-check out.
 

NALs

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The Dominican government needs to act now by introducing and approving a law where no more than 10% of the checkout of any store can be self-checkout. Otherwise, what is seen in developed countries with stores with hardly any cashiers might become true in the DR in the not too distant future.

Many people often blame merchants/business owners for doing sone thinfs, but in reality they are able to do what the government allows. Not the other way around.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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I can't wait to see the "shrinkage" at these stores. The scan will be one for you, one for me..............
I was thinking that, what is the electronic mechanism for deactivating an alarm response from an unscanned and/or unpaid item? Or will it still be the guy with the red pen at the door who probably can't even read the receipt
 
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Self-checkout was/is good for those who just have a few items but when you have a cart full of items then it becomes a pain.
 

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Self-checkout was/is good for those who just have a few items but when you have a cart full of items then it becomes a pain.
If I had a cart full of items and there was no cashier I would call over someone working and tell him he can either scan the items and bag them for me or take the cart and put the items back as I walk out of the store............................If I wanted a job I would have applied for one...........
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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Self-checkout was/is good for those who just have a few items but when you have a cart full of items then it becomes a pain.
Here's a common scenario: customer goes to scan an item and the computer asks customer to rescan. Then the computer says it can't reference the item so now the customer has to look through a list of codes to find the item. Now customer can't figure out how to manually enter the code. 10 Dominicans are in line behind customer. Smoke starts coming out of the computer.
 

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Here's a common scenario: customer goes to scan an item and the computer asks customer to rescan. Then the computer says it can't reference the item so now the customer has to look through a list of codes to find the item. Now customer can't figure out how to manually enter the code. 10 Dominicans are in line behind customer. Smoke starts coming out of the computer.
After 2 days of utter chaos they will switch off the thing and tell you "no hay sistema".
 
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lifeisgreat

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I know this article is Canadian just a reflection about self check out craze that has been going on for while there can be same problem here just not noticed yet here..