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This clever app fixes the worst part of shopping

No lines, no awkward small talk with the cashier about your purchases.


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Posted on May 31, 2017   Updated on Sep 28, 2021, 12:18 pm CDT

Presented by Sam’s Club

If the thought of crowded checkout lines is enough to trigger a panic attack, listen up. Sam’s Club created an app that could change the future of shopping if more stores considered it. (Pro-tip, retailers: we think you should.)

The Sam’s Club Scan and Go app lets you shop and pay with your phone. No lines, no awkward small talk with the cashier about your purchases. Just scan items as you add them into your cart, and then pay when you’re ready.

Similar to self-checkout stations, your phone can scan UPC codes on products to add them to your list. The app also has a simple manual entry feature for items without a barcode, like produce.

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You can edit the shopping list as you go, in case you change your mind about an item. Just put the item back, and delete from your list. This makes it easy to budget because you know exactly how much you’re spending the entire time—no surprises. Once you’re done shopping and payment is complete, show the digital proof of purchase to the Sam’s Club greeter and be on your way. 

The app stores your credit card info so you can pay without having to rummage around your bag. Even better: You will never have to live the painfully awkward experience that is realizing you forgot your wallet at home…after a cashier has rung you up.

The app is free to download, and compatible with Android and iOS devices. You’ll need a Sam’s Club membership to use it, which gets you the benefit of hassle-free shopping, plus other great benefits and deep discounts for as low as $45 annually.

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*First Published: May 31, 2017, 4:06 pm CDT