Walmart has started testing a new checkout platform that uses an iPhone to pay for purchases.
The project is taking place in Arkansas and it will allow customers to scan their purchases using an iPhone and pay for the items without meeting a cashier.
Customers bag their items and are required to stop by a self checkout to pay before leaving, so they are not finalizing the purchase on the phone.
The application is allowing users to create a virtual shopping list and see what items are in stock.
Walmart has invited their employees who own an iPhone to participate in the project and after that asked them to extend the trial to family and friends.
Walmart has announced that it will be adding more self checkout terminals to its stores and Sam’s Club locations in an effort to lower prices and cut costs for their customers.