Poundland, a British variety store chain which sells every item in its stores for £1, is considering the launch of payment options including contactless and self-service checkouts, according to Retail Week.
The discount retailer has been testing contactless payment in select stores to help reduce queues. This new payment method involves the shopper waving their debit card over a device that instantly takes the payment to a maximum of £20, without having to enter a PIN or signature.
Poundland says it is confident that contactless technology will work at the 400-store chain, which may roll it out to all stores in the near future. The company is also taking into consideration the introduction of self-service checkouts to further improve customer experience.
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