SA’s Retail Giant Shoprite Launches 1st Shop Without Cashiers or Tills

SA’s Retail Giant Shoprite Launches 1st Shop Without Cashiers or Tills

  • Shoprite Checkers announced the opening of a new facility to ensure customers can make purchases without a cashier or till points
  • The retail group has released a video showing all their plans going forward and media reports announced that the Shoprite Checkers Group opened a ShopriteX store in Cape Town
  • The cashier-less outlet becomes the first in South Africa and follows Amazon’s idea which was recently launched in Europe

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South African retail giant, Shoprite, is planning to bring a major change to the retail industry. According to media reports, the grocery store announced they are testing an automated Checkers concept with the aim of not using cashiers or till points.

The groundbreaking concept is similar to the one employed by Amazon in many countries overseas. Business Insider reports that the Shoprite Group is planning to use advanced camera technology to ensure the shopping process is smooth.

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Retail giant Shoprite has launched a new facility in Cape Town. Image: @ShopriteGroup/Twitter
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The publication has it that the retail brand will use AI and machine vision to monitor what the shoppers take from the shelves to bill your card as the clients are done with their shopping.

Despite coming with a great idea to ensure the shoppers will have convenience, it remains to be seen if Shoprite will extend this kind of shop to other parts of the country.

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Shoprite opens Shoprite X to the staff in Cape Town

In a video clip posted on YouTube, the group says their new shop is availed to staff at ShopriteX offices near the company's home office, above Checkers Hyper Brackenfell in Cape Town. Business Insider also indicates that the unit office now houses a team of 250 people comprised of data scientists, experts on e-commerce and others, working with a more general IT team of more than 1 000.

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Amazon will now offer home-based work opportunities to South Africans

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that South Africans can now apply for Amazon positions as they offer home-based positions relating to virtual technical support in South Africa.

Amazon emphasises that technical support associates make up a crucial aspect of Amazon’s mission to provide timely, accurate and professional customer service.

To qualify for the position, South African applicants need to possess at least an NQF Level 4 qualification as well as three months of work experience in any environment.

Successful applicants are expected to work from a home-based location that allows them the ability to work during all designated scheduled hours while factoring in the working of shifts that could either take the form of four days, 10 hours per shift or five days, eight hours per shift.

Source: Briefly News

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