Meijer rolling out checkout app


Walker-based Meijer, which operates more than 245 stores, began in 1938 when barber Hendrik Meijer purchased $328.76 worth of merchandise on credit to serve customers during the Great Depression. Courtesy Meijer

Meijer is implementing a mobile app chain-wide to streamline the checkout process at its stores.

Walker-based Meijer said today it is “unveiling” its Shop & Scan program, which allows shoppers to scan barcodes on items and bag them while they shop.

Once customers complete their shopping, they can scan their smartphones at a self-checkout lane and pay, making the checkout experience quicker and easier.

The app, called Meijer Express Checkout, is available for Android and Apple devices.

“Shop & Scan will make the Meijer experience dramatically faster and more convenient for our customers,” said Terry Ledbetter, CIO, Meijer. “This technology joins our curbside pickup and home delivery programs to provide yet another option for Meijer customers to personalize their shopping experience.”

Meijer launched a pilot for Shop & Scan last November at stores in Standale, Rockford, Walker, Grandville, Jenison and Holland. Since then, more than 12,000 customers have downloaded the app.

Meijer said it will begin rolling out the program to other stores in the coming weeks.

The retailer plans to make the program available at all of its 238 stores across the Midwest by the end of this summer.

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