Grocery shopping, the geek way
Computerized shopping carts? I’m in heaven.
One chain in particular, Stop & Shop, a chain based in the Boston area, is seeking to change the whole way we shop for groceries — including the dreaded check-out lane.
Based on the shopper’s frequent shopper card, your buying history and favorite items are available in real time as you shop — you also have the ability to download your shopping list at home and email it to the device to eliminate the need for carrying (and losing?) that piece of paper.
As you shop, you can scan in each item — it will keep a running total of how much you are spending — and actually eliminate the need to wait in line at the check-out. You can also check the price of each item before you buy.
As you walk down the aisles, and promotions and paperless coupons “pop-up” on the screen. Want to take advantage of that special deal? Just touch the screen and scan the item.
You can place an order at the deli — from anywhere in the store — and when it’s ready, you receive a notification to pick it up. No more taking a number and standing in line!
Ok so I’m a food geek. I know I’m not the only one here. Even if you arent.. the computer geeks will probably find this lives up to absolute geekdom. I want this and I want it now.