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Sam's Club offers app that lets shoppers bypass checkout lines

Sam's Club offers app that lets shoppers bypass checkout lines

Sam's Club is rolling out new scanning technology, including in all Maryland stores, that lets shoppers skip the checkout lanes.

Consumers can use the retailer's free Scan & Go mobile app on their smartphones and scan merchandise as they shop, pay from their phones, then show a digital receipt on the way out.

The app also allows users to track spending as they shop.

The feature is being introduced in time for holiday shopping but will be a permanent fixture.

Here's how it works: Android and iPhone users download the app, which includes a digital version of their membership card. While in stores, shoppers scan the UPC codes on items in their cart.

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