Dillons is introducing a new high-tech self-service feature today in Wichita that will allow people to scan and bag their own groceries as they shop.
It's called Scan, Bag, Go, and the company will roll it out today at the Dillons at 4747 S. Broadway. By the end of the year, the company will add the service to about 10 Dillons stores throughout the state, including at 135th and Maple in Wichita and at Dillons Marketplace stores in Andover and Derby.
The service, which was developed in-house at Dillons' parent company, Kroger, allows customer to use wireless hand-held scanners provided in the store to scan and bag products as they shop then quickly pay at the store's self-checkout areas. People also can download the Scan, Bag, Go app on their phones and scan that way. Soon, the store will add technology that will allow the service's users to pay directly through the app.
Scan, Bag, Go also allows shoppers to see and download digital coupons and keep a running total of their purchases as they shop.
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The service was first introduced in Topeka. Sam's Club offers a similar service.
This is just the latest high-tech shopping feature Dillons has introduced of late. In May, it began offering a home-delivery service called Instacart. And in 2016, it debuted its ClickList program, which allows people to shop online then pick up their groceries curbside.