Report: Walmart testing iPhone self-checkout app

Bentonville, Ark. -- According to multiple reports on Tuesday, Walmart is testing a new iPhone app that will allow shoppers to scan items using their iPhones and complete their transactions at in-store self-checkout kiosks.

Walmart is piloting its Scan & Go program in its Rogers, Ark. store. The system is not designed for mobile payment transactions but rather to allow shoppers to complete purchases as they shop in the store.

According to Walmart, the Scan & Go system transfers pricing information on scanned items to the store's self-checkout kiosks, where shoppers pay for their purchases with cash, credit or debit cards.

The retailer has not yet announced widespread rollout plans for the technology.

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