No one likes to wait in a queue. That is why when we came across this solution on faster supermarket checkouts we were all ears about it. Conceived by Abhinav Dapke, the system comprises of a special cart called the GoFa Shopping Trolley and a cash register to sync with it.
The trolley unlike the usual ones comes with technologies similar to RFID and NFC by which it is able to detect the shopping items that is kept in the cart or taken out from it. A built-in LED screen simultaneously displays the list of products along with the summation of the price to let the user know the amount.
Since bagging of the products is an important part in the checkout process, it gets faster in this case as it is handled by the user himself while shopping. The shopping experience involves picking up color coded bags from a particular aisle from which the user wants to shop. The shopper attaches the bag to the hooks present in the cart and then fills it up with the merchandise from the shelves of that specific aisle itself. For example products from pink colored shelves gets bagged in pink bags wherein the pink color could be the code for personal care items.
When all is done the trolley simply needs to be connected to the cashiers machine for payment, making it a breeze at checkout!