Sam's Club debuts Scan & Go mobile

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) is aggressively rolling out mobile features with the deployment of first Walmart Pay and now the Scan & Go app, available at the newest Sam's Club location in Columbia, South Carolina.

Scan & Go lets shoppers scan UPC codes on items as they load them into their cart, then pay directly from their phone to bypass the checkout lanes.

The store will also offer Club Pickup, which enables members to order household or business items online for in-store pickup in less than 24 hours. Sam's Club has rolled this feature out to all stores.   

"Along with this brand new club, we bring new technology and convenience with our new Scan & Go shopping app and our enhanced Club Pickup ordering service," said Club Manager Josh Shearer. "We can't wait for our members to try it."

The feature first debuted at a Longmont, Colorado store at the end of June, according to Consumerist.

Scan & Go works in the club environment, thanks to receipt-checkers at the door. Walmart has been reinstating greeters at supercenters who also check receipts, but the volume of traffic likely prohibits the use of this technology there.

Sam's Club has been adding member services and mobile features as part of its re-invention plan.

For more:
- see this Consumerist story
- see this Sam's Club press release

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