AWG, FutureProof Retail Offer Mobile Self-Scanning Checkout Solutions


AWG, FutureProof Retail Offer Mobile Self-Scanning Checkout Solutions

The Shelby Report | May 5, 2020

Kansas City, Kansas-based Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, and FutureProof Retail (FPR), a provider of line-free mobile checkout and service counter solutions, have partnered to provide FPR’s mobile self-scanning checkout and counter service solutions as a no-touch technology solution to AWG member retailers. FPR’s solution allows shoppers to use their smartphones to scan and bag items while they are shopping. They can then pay on their phone and skip the lines at checkout. Customers also can pre-order prepared food or deli items at in-store service counters and receive a notification when they are ready for pickup.

In the current health crisis, self-scanning is the perfect means for social distancing in stores as it reduces the risk of exposure for both customers and store staff. In order to help retailers, FutureProof Retail is donating its line-free checkout solution free of charge to grocery stores and supermarkets while there is a National State of Emergency. In addition, AWG members will enjoy preferential pricing beyond this phase.

FPR’s technology is already deployed at stores owned by an AWG member, McKeever’s Enterprises.

“We are always looking for ways to enhance our customers’ experience and make their shopping trip quick and more efficient,” said Tim Cosens, director of merchandising, marketing and technology for McKeever Enterprises. “We felt FPR’s solution was the perfect fit to accomplish that mission.”

“FutureProof Retail’s Self-Scanning Solution helps our members compete favorably in all markets served because it allows independent supermarkets to eliminate wait times at checkout and service counters, and it also enables social distancing in stores” said Stacy Bowen, AWG’s VP of sales and solutions. “It provides all required features out of the box and is easy to adapt and integrate into the existing store systems and processes.”

“We are excited to help AWG members increase customer convenience,” said Di Di Chan, president of FutureProof Retail. “Being part of AWG’s Retail Systems portfolio combined with our free service offer makes it easy for AWG members to enter frictionless shopping without a huge upfront investment.”

Founded in 2013 by a group of impatient shoppers and award-winning developers in New York, FPR brings the best of online shopping offline by creating mobile shopping applications for retailers. FPR’s mobile platform features line-free mobile checkout and line-free order-ahead retail.


Source: The Shelby Report