Walmart customers have always complained about the huge line-ups and limited number of cashiers. In consequence of that, Walmart has decided to try letting you do their dirty work, by letting you checkout their goods. They have started a pilot program called ‘Scan & Go’, running in supercenter Rogers, AR. If you ever end up visiting there, Walmart will give you up to $100 for trying the new iPhone app. Finally, whether you save them millions of dollars in letting cashiers become extinct, or continue waiting in those long line-ups, you’ll always know that they prefer iPhone over Android users shopping at their stores. *Side note: This is our hundredth post :p
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Mobile payment platforms are making their way into our phones. Companies see this as a big opportunity to make a lot of money, the only problem is, how to get consumers hocked up on their platform. The solution is to get a bunch of big retailers together and unit them into your mobile payment system. That’s easier said then done, as those retailers have decided to form their own mobile payment system and leave Google, Visa, and other humongous companies from taking a slice at the mobile payment platform. Best Buy, Walmart, Target, 7-Eleven, Shell, Sears, CVS and many more have named their united mobile payment system Merchant Customer Exchange. So it’s possible that in the near future you’ll be paying via your phone, everywhere and not where only Google Wallet is accepted.
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