Diebold Nixdorf, a provider of self-service solutions, is set to unveil a new self-checkout concept featuring an EMV chip reader for the retail market at the National Retail Federation (NRF) BIG Show in New York.
Dubbed the Extreme Self-Checkout Concept, the new terminal is less than 10 inches wide and fits perfectly in any environment, according to the company.
The new machine can be used as an automated teller machine (ATM), point-of-sale (POS) terminal and a self-checkout unit, which offers better convenience to consumers by linking the physical and digital worlds of shopping to create a seamless end-to-end experience.
Leveraging Diebold Nixdorf's TPiSHOP mobile application, retailers can connect the entire shopping experience for consumers starting at home in the planning phase.
After that, consumers can use their retailer's mobile app to create lists and receive suggestions on the fastest route through the store, personalised ads and purchase recommendations.
While moving through the store, consumer can simply scan the items they want to purchase using their mobile device. Upon completion of merchandise selection, they can bypass traditional self-checkout lines via the Extreme Self-Checkout Concept and leave the store.
Furthermore, the new concept enables retailers to provide a range of additional services to consumers in a self-service environment such as cash back, check cashing and bill pay services.
Diebold Nixdorf vice president for design and new technology incubation Richard Harris said: “As banks and retailers seek to enhance consumer experiences, the line between physical and digital channels will continue to blur.
“This concept enables retailers to embrace the future of consumer transactions while utilizing their current infrastructure and technology.
“Diebold Nixdorf is uniquely positioned to guide both retailers and financial institutions through this complex ecosystem to deliver the future of connected commerce."