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  • Retailers Speeding Up The Checkout Line

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    Christmas shopping, as fun and festive as it is, can be very stressful. Ray A. Smith of The Wall Street Journal is here to discuss strategies certain retail stores are doing to speed up the checkout line, and decrease aggravationamongst shoppers, in his article Find the Best Checkout Line:

    The wait feels endless. The checkout line hasn't moved in 10 minutes. Why did you pick this line? But you can't risk jumping into another queue that may be slower. Tick, tick, tick. Maybe you don't even want this sweater. Would it be quicker to bail and buy it at home online?

    The retail checkout line may be tedious any time of year, but it is worse at the holidays, when stores are packed and people are more likely to wait it out to meet a Dec. 25 deadline than walk away empty handed.

    Several retailers are trying new approaches to get shoppers through more gracefully as online shopping threatens to continue siphoning off sales. Nearly half of U.S. consumers say they plan to shop online this holiday season, up from about a third last year, according to a recent survey from consulting firm Deloitte.

    Much of the work grows from more nuanced understandings of how people perceive waiting in line. Shoppers tend to become impatient quickly and fail to take into account key indicators of what may slow down a line. They experience remorse when they feel they've chosen the wrong (i.e. slower) line. And they prefer to choose their own line rather than wait in a single-file line for the next available register—even though that set-up has proven to be faster, research on queuing shows.

    Stores have tried to solve line issues in various ways, including copying the way Apple Inc. stores use hand-held devices to ring up purchases anywhere in the store. Among other steps, Home Depot Inc. has added mobile checkout, and, like Whole Foods Market Inc. and various big-box retailers, has been expanding self-checkout lanes.

    Read more at The Wall Street Journal

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