Apple Store to Offer Self-Checkout Option
In yet another futuristic innovation, Apple is now offering Apple Store customers a self-checkout option for purchases of accessories and other shelf items. Yes, if you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you can forgo the entire checkout process with the Apple Store iOS application.
“Apple is planning to launch an update to its retail store iOS app that will allow consumers to utilize self-checkout for purchases of accessories and other shelf-stocked items at the company’s retail stores. According to our source, self-checkout purchases will be charged via theApple Store app to the customer’s iTunes Store account,” reports Eric Slivka for MacRumors.
With the updated Apple Store app, customers can also pre-purchase iPhones and other iDevices and pick them up at the nearest Apple Store by simply showing their receipt to an employee.
“The update to the Apple Store app enabling self-checkout is scheduled to arrive on November 3rd,” the writer continues. “Apple will continue to expand its program allowing customers to have their orders from the online Apple store shipped to their local Apple retail stores for pickup. That program launched at the company’s three San Francisco stores last Wednesday and is now available at all sixteen stores in the Bay Area with further expansion apparently coming soon.”