A checkout free shopping experience is not anymore a concept but now a reality among shoppers in Turkey.
Turkish digital wallet outfit BKM recently introduced a system that lets shoppers bypass the checkout and instead pay for their items with their phones.
The system offers comfort to consumers since it requires them to use a POS device to scan the barcodes on items they are buying. A QR code then appears on the POS screen, which the shopper scans with the BKM Express app on their phone before getting a notification of the transaction.
Serkan Yazicioglu, EVP, digital solutions, BKM, humbly revealed that their system was installed at a music and bookstore in Istanbul.
Yazicioglu said the projects which will merge in-store payments with mobile payment technology will continue.
He said his company is happy to introduce this kind of technology among Turkish shoppers for the first time.
Sources said a UK grocer the Co-op teamed up with Mastercard to trial a checkout-less system which is similar to the BKM offering but is carried out entirely on the mobile phone and does not require shoppers to use a separate POS device.