Budget fashion retailer Primark will introduce self-service cash registers across its UK stores, following a trial in selected stores.
The announcement came after Primark said the results of testing the new system at its stores in Sheffield and Northampton were “very good”.
The chain has announced plans to expand self-service checkouts in more stores across the country, with three already selected.
The aim of the project, the retailer said, is to help customers who don’t have much time in line, as many Britons love bargains.
Regarding Trail, Primark said:
“We will be rolling out trials to our West Bromwich, Kingston and Coventry stores in the coming weeks to better understand the benefits of self-service checkout.”
However, plans to increase self-service cash registers received mixed reviews after sharing concerns about shoplifting.
Another shopper shared concerns about the environmental impact, as customers require a printed receipt to exit the self-service area.
“So, after all these years of trying to get rid of paper receipts, does that mean that you can only get rid of paper receipts?”
While some have their doubts, many others have praised the new system, with many saying it made shopping ‘easier’ and others saying ‘I’m doing this’. I’m glad I did!”