Walmart to use roving checkout scanners to streamline holiday shopping

Walmart Inc. is aiming to get customers in and out of its stores more smoothly this upcoming holiday season, adding roving checkout scanners and digital maps to help shoppers.

The retail giant announced Tuesday a host of improvements intended to streamline how its customers shop over the busy holidays, including Check Out With Me, a service that will place Walmart workers with handheld scanners in the busiest areas of its stores, such as the garden center and electronics, so customers can grab a big item and pay for it right there, skipping the regular checkout lines.

While the service is intended for shoppers with one or two bulky items, it will be available for all, Walmart said.

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