Have you seen the new Kroger kiosk in your stores called “Scan, Bag, Go”?  It reminds me of that great experience of doing your wedding or baby registry, except you have to pay for everything in the end!! HA!! Well, my store in Sandusky, Ohio just rolled the new program out and let me tell you it’s awesome! Kroger’s in-house research and development team invented and built the Scan, Bag, Go technology, because they’re awesome like that. Scan, Bag, Go allows customers to use a wireless handheld scanner or the Scan, Bag, Go app on their personal device to scan and bag products as they shop for a quicker, seamless checkout experience. If this isn’t the FUTURE, then I don’t know what is! I want to think that Kroger sat down and said, “So, let’s not shop in the stone age anymore! Let’s create the future of shopping!”. And that’s just what they did.

In January, 2018 Kroger Co. announced that it will introduce its new and exciting Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in 18 operating divisions, making the service available this year to customers at 400 stores. This is was already SO exciting for me, but when I saw it in MY store I couldn’t contain my joy! You can see JUST how easy it was for me…

Scan, Bag, Go helps to create a personalized experience for customers throughout their shopping trip, allowing them to view and download digital coupons, keep a running total of their order, and view the current week’s sales ad.

Scan, Bag, Go customers currently visit a store’s self-checkout area to provide payment. Customers will soon have the ability to provide payment directly through the app, allowing shoppers to exit the store even quicker.  There is no charge to use this program at Kroger.

Once you finish up your shopping, you can head out to self-checkout kiosks where valid coupons are calculated and applied to your shopping, followed by a final total that is instantly calculated. Eventually, shoppers like you and me will not even need to use these kiosks altogether as they will be able to pay directly through the app.  How is THAT for in and out??

I honestly had so much fun as I “scanned” my way through the store. And I was happy to see extra bags displayed throughout as I ended up purchasing more than I originally planned. Hey, you can’t say you haven’t done the same! “Just going in for one thing hun!” Happens every time doesn’t it? The checkout process was super easy and all of my loaded digital coupons came off as expected. I will definitely be utilizing this again soon. Like, tomorrow. And every day after that.

By the end of the year, Scan, Bag, Go will be available at select locations in the following divisions: Atlanta; Central; Cincinnati; Columbus; Dallas; Delta; Dillons; Fred Meyer; Fry’s; Houston; King Soopers; Louisville; Michigan; Mid-Atlantic; Nashville; Ralphs; Smith’s; and QFC.

If you have this option in store right now, for a limited time you can get $5.00 off your order $35.00 or more in the same transaction.

The Scan, Bag, Go app is free and available to download via iTunes and Google Play.

Post sponsored by Kroger. All opinions remain my own.

Filed Under: KROGER, Kroger News

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Sarah

May 24, 2018

What about using paper coupons, can you scan those as well?

HJFranklin

May 24, 2018

are you able to use your own bags? I always bring my own reusable bags

Scott

May 24, 2018

What about produce that needs to be weighed?

Irene

May 24, 2018

Will we be able to use paaper coupoms or only digital coupons with this program?

Jerry Gregory

May 24, 2018

This is a great idea if all the self check outs are working ,which is never the case,or if the employees would enforce the 15 items or less rule.There's nothing worse than being behind a person with a cart full of items plus having machines down .

Tiffane Milton

May 25, 2018

I won't be using them ! Its just another way to take jobs away from people with familys. I hope it doesn't come where I live.

Rhonda

May 25, 2018

They started this at our store a few weeks ago! In Southwest Virginia! Small town. I love it so far, and the 5.00 off is nice, too! We can still use paper coupons, and digital. Produce is weighted and scanned in the produce dept. I have not seen any employees lose jobs here, they have added employees. Though that might be because of Click List starting a couple of months ago. There are usually 2 or more attendants at self checkout now.

Marcy Bufkin

May 25, 2018

We have it at what's considered the "trial location" in Memphis. It's pretty cool and I went during a busy saturday and was in and out like that; they also still accept paper coupons which is amazing for us!

Cindy

May 25, 2018

I've been using the Sam's Club scan and go app for quite a while now and love it. You you can keep a running total as you go and pay with the app. You just stop at the exit door and the employee there scans the bar code on your phone and you're on your way.

Samantha

May 29, 2018

How does it work for produce? How do You delete an item if you no longer want it?