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Smartphone Technology Puts Mobile Scanning Power in Customers' Hands

Mobile scanning technologies turn smartphones into mobile assistants that give shoppers independence as they browse the aisles and checkout

No more waiting on long checkout lines, Walmart says. That’s because in dozens of its stores, customers can use their iPhones to scan products as they shop and pay at a self-checkout.

“Your shopping experience has just been upgraded,” Walmart writes in promotional materials.

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