March 19, 2020

Developer Donates Mobile Checkout Solution During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mobile checkout stations may become a more prevalent sight at grocery stores across the country as social distancing has become the new norm during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To that end, FutureProof Retail is donating its Mobile Checkout Solution to stores, pharmacies and supermarkets to reduce stress on store resources while helping shoppers keep a safe distance while running their errands.

Shoppers scan and pay for items with their phone, and the solution removes the need for cashiers to handle customers’ items and allows customers to purchase without waiting in line.

“Because of its potential public health benefits, we are offering our basic service for free during the current state of emergency,” FutureProof Retail CEO Will Hogben said. “The more stores we can enable, the more people will avoid checkout lines, reducing stress on the stores and community.”

While there is a national state of emergency, FutureProof Retail (FPR) is donating its line-free checkout solution free of charge for grocery stores, supermarkets, pharmacies and other retail establishments that serve essential community needs.

According to a company press release this week, Fairway Market in New York City recently implemented the checkout tools and has seen a more than 300 percent increase in app adoption. At least 20 percent of transactions are now coming through their mobile checkout app in their city stores, and 30 percent at the peak location.

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