Kmart Implements Self Service Checkout, In Spite of Bankruptcy
Dave Aiello wrote, "Kathleen and I went to the soon-to-be-closed Kmart at the Mercer Mall in West Windsor, NJ, earlier today to see if we could find any bargains. We found several good deals amid the piles of unsold merchandise. (Anyone need a Martha Stewart Laundry Trolley? They have dozens in West Windsor.)"
"The most interesting part of the trip, however, was our encounter with a self-service cash register. We were the only people in the store using one, despite there were at least four other stations available to the other bargain shoppers standing in line at the time."
"I was intrigued by the automated system, which seems like a hybrid of a regular cashier's station, an ATM, and a train station ticket machine. A quick Google search revealed that Kmart has implemented this NCR system in over 1,000 stores throughout the United States. Isn't it amazing that Kmart spent all of the money necessary to deploy this state-of-the-art technology to so many dying stores, prior to their bankruptcy announcement?"