Carrefour Introduces Self-Checkout Systems for Safer & More Convenient Shopping

Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Georgia, has launched new self-checkout counters at its Tbilisi Mall and Isani branches in another step to help preserve the health and safety of its customers. Introduced to reduce queue times and contact between customers and cashiers, shoppers who choose the self-checkout lane can pay using their credit and debit card or by redeeming My Club points earned through Carrefour’s loyalty programme.

The self-service checkout counters offer significant advantages, as they allow customers to complete transactions without the assistance of a cashier and, consequently, avoid physical contact with others. For added convenience, the self-service option is also faster than a manual cash register.

“With the festive season approaching, we know our customers will be eager to fill their shopping carts with many great value items, which sometimes means slightly longer queues at checkout counters.” Commented Christophe Orcet, Country Manager of Carrefour Georgia at Majid Al Futtaim Retail. “The launch of our self-checkout service comes right in time to help provide our customers with an even more convenient and — during these times — a safer shopping experience.”

Self-service payment is growing in popularity in many countries around the world as customers desire a faster and more convenient in-store shopping experience. As a leading name in retail, Carrefour is playing its part in establishing the service in Georgia as another important step towards the brand’s digital future and its aim to pioneer tomorrow’s retail. In this difficult and challenging period, Carrefour Georgia continues to expand both physically and digitally. Most recently, the brand enhanced its online presence and expanded its delivery service by partnering with non-food delivery app Vendoo, and food-delivery apps Glovo and Wolt.

Across the country, from Tbilisi to Zugdidi; Batumi to Rustavi, Carrefour customers can now purchase imported non-food items through Vendoo, an online shopping platform that enables users to easily sell items on multiple marketplaces. Through this partnership, Carrefour customers enjoy a smoother and more streamlined retail journey, with delivery straight to their doors.

Similarly, since 6 November, customers in Tbilisi and Batumi have been able to order a wide assortment of more than 1,000 Carrefour products, including fresh fruit and vegetables, household items, and hygiene supplies, on Wolt. Moreover, the brand’s e-payment partnership ensures that when shoppers pay using MasterCard, they benefit from free delivery for an entire month.

These newly announced partnerships help to safeguard customers’ health and wellbeing during the pandemic, allowing them to shop from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

10 December 2020 20:01