|Wal-Mart (WMT) said Wednesday that its test program that lets shoppers scan items with iPhones has been a success.
The company is expanding the Scan & Go program to more than 200 stores from the 70 test locations, Reuters reports. In the program, shoppers go around the store and use their iPhones to scan the items they want to buy. Then they pay for their items at self-checkout counters.
The program works only with iPhones, but Wal-Mart plans to expand it to Android devices.
It's another way for Wal-Mart to get customers in and out of stores without talking to a single employee. If the program goes well, it would likely lead to reduced worker hours and less money spent on salaries.
Wal-Mart already uses self-checkout lanes at about 1,500 stores and it's adding them to 1,000 more stores this year, Reuters reports.
Some of the cities getting the Scan & Go technology include Phoenix; Dallas; Seattle; San Jose, Calif.; and Portland, Ore.