https://www.the-sun.com/news/6227757/heb-fast-scan-technology-scans-basket-how-pay/

A SUPERMARKET is testing a futuristic way for shoppers to check out after a shopping trip and the new “Fast Scan” technology will reportedly save customers an unbelievable amount of time.

An H-E-B shopper, Christoken Johnson, shared a photo of the store’s speedy alternative checkout pilot at an H-E-B plus! in Schertz, Texas

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H-E-B has 420 stores throughout the state of Texas and in northeast MexicoCredit: TikTok/trulytrina.210
The Fast Scan technology is currently in a pilot phase solely with the store's partners, or employees, H-E-B confirmed

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The Fast Scan technology is currently in a pilot phase solely with the store’s partners, or employees, H-E-B confirmedCredit: TikTok/trulytrina.210
'All you have to do is run your basket through and the machine (is) going to scan everything inside the basket and pay the amount on the receipt,' he explained

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‘All you have to do is run your basket through and the machine (is) going to scan everything inside the basket and pay the amount on the receipt,’ he explainedCredit: TikTok/trulytrina.210

“All you have to do is run your basket through and the machine (is) going to scan everything inside the basket and pay the amount on the receipt,” he explained online. 

The Fast Scan technology is currently in a pilot phase solely with the store’s partners, or employees, H-E-B confirmed.

A San Antonio-based TikToker named Katrina (trulytrina.21 on TikTok) also went online with a video of the new H-E-B checkout system.

“H.E.B. coming in hot,” the screen text on her video said as she showed the pilot Fast Scan and weigh set up inside the store. “Starting tomorrow.”

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“Before y’all ask- this is Schertz HEB, and the only one testing this process in North America,” She added in the comments of her post.

Many H-E-B fans shared their own excitement for the checkout system in the comments of her video as well.

“Y’all just don’t get it!! HEB is an experience that all you northerners will never get to experience. Unless you come to Texas and visit,” someone said.

“Not just Northerners though… everyone ELSE,” Katrina replied.

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A person added: “HEB, the true governor of Texas, sending us into the future.”

Some others weren’t as impressed.

“Sam’s has the scan and go. So easy,” another comment said.

Katrina replied: “Which works off your app — this will work with a QR code attached to your buggy or hand basket then a weigh-in at the end.”

“They did this a while back with [a] conveyor belt & a cashier to cash out,” someone said.

“Yes, didn’t last long. trying a different method. let’s see how this goes. they’re only testing it at this location,” the Texas TikToker replied.

Someone commented: “Sams has been running something similar for a while… calm down.”

She replied to the comment saying: “Actually, Seattle Amazon store had it first.. so you calm down. Sam’s has nothing on this. HEB method actually weighs your buggy or hand basket.”

H-E-B has 420 stores throughout the state of Texas and in northeast Mexico. 

“At H-E-B, we continue to evaluate and utilize innovative technologies in all parts of our business,” H-E-B’s statement says.

“This checkout option is part of a limited pilot program we’re currently testing internally with our Partners.”

The idea of a cash register-less store checkout may sound familiar as Amazon did open its first Amazon Go convenience store with ‘grab and go’ technology in 2018 and has 42 open locations as of last year.

The Texas-based grocer tried out a different ‘Fast Scan’ model that allowed customers to place their products on a conveyer belt in 2013.

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The technology had been in development for three years at that time, San Antonio Express-News archives said.

Stores also started using H-E-B Go! in 2018, which allows customers to scan their items throughout their shopping trip and then pay for their purchase through an app, My San Antonio News reported.

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