NCR Corp. has launched its FastLane Mobile Shopper software in the Globus hypermarket chain in Russia, citing it as the first supermarket/department store in Europe to offer the scan-and-go system.
Globus made the FastLane system available to shoppers in one of its stores in mid-December to introduce Moscow consumers to the scan-as-you-shop option.
All Globus customers can now pick up a device when entering the store to scan items as they place them in a shopping cart, a process that speeds checkout time when the final transaction occurs at a designated area for those using self-serve checkout or FastLane Mobile Shopper.
FastLane does not provide its own payment mechanism, but the NCR FastLane SelfServ Checkout accepts Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, cash or cards.
“We are very pleased to be able to partner with such an innovative retailer as Globus, that continuously evolves to offer new services for its shoppers,” Andriy Pinkevych, head of retail solutions for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States for NCR, stated in a Jan. 17 press release.
The NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper is powered through Re-Vision software and is part of the NCR Retail ONE application ecosystem.
It operates as "the foundation of an omni-channel experience that makes it possible to unite all retail checkout tools and other applications on one a single platform,” Pinkevych said.
The scan-and-go feature of FastLane Mobile Shopper also provides users with product information, pricing comparisons or targeted offers created through integration with the Globus loyalty program.
Atlanta-based NCR has put a strong emphasis on omnichannel payments through its NCR innovation labs.
The company also continues to expand its ATM footprint in the grocery, gas station and convenience store markets through partnerships with payment processors and technology providers.