Hanwha Techwin is unveiling a new range of quick checkout (QCO) solutions to help retailers of all sizes. This new product range was developed to mitigate the frustrations that consumers may experience when trying to scan barcodes in self-service checkouts.
With the new QCO A5 model, shoppers simply place their purchases on a conveyor belt, and the system will automatically scan each item using 360-degree vision-based barcode recognition technology. The more compact QCO S5 model is optimal for convenience stores and other smaller retail outlets, according to the company.
This solution reduces the checkout process by 50 percent, and can scan as many as 60 items in just 48 seconds, Hanwha says, compared to a minute or more for traditional laser-based solutions. The checkout process is completely contactless and does not require additional readers for mobile payment.
“At a time when health, safety, and convenience are paramount, retailers are looking for solutions that can improve their customers’ experience by reducing wait time and offering a simple, contactless checkout process,” said Tae Beom Lee, Hanwha Techwin cloud division vice president. “While self-checkouts have been around for a long time, they often turn into traffic jams of frustrated customers, waiting for shop assistants to fix errors. Our new QCO solutions solve that problem.”
These solutions can be easily integrated with existing POS systems, lowering additional costs. When combined with Hanwha’s retail business intelligence solutions, store managers can use the data gathered by the QCO solution—such as number of store visitors, popular products, and visiting times—to establish strategies designed to improve store operations. With a smoother automated checkout process in place, employees and cashiers can be redeployed to other roles to enhance in-store services.
The QCO solutions will be on display at NRF 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City Jan. 16-18, at booth #5619.