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The Target and Walmart Self Check Out Debacle

Self-checkout has been a reliable and easy way to buy your items. Recently Target and Walmart have announced that they will be implementing a paid membership to use self-checkout, this could be very bad for the customers.

“That is the worst business decision of all time.” Jaden Asher Cyril Ferrer said when asked if this is a good business move for Target and Walmart.

A picture that shows the front of this target that has not been getting business.

Making self-checkout exclusive to a membership is a bad business move that can limit all customer’s accessibility. It stops people who want the ease of self-checkout but don’t want to pay for a membership.

Target and Walmart risk losing customers by making self-checkout go behind a paywall with such a restrictive policy. This goes against the inclusive shopping Walmart and Target usually give.

“People will stop going to Target and Walmart if they do this,” Freshman Thomas Crunk said.

A picture showing the front of Walmart that has been getting less business lately .

Target and Walmart might see a decline in people going into their stores and overall sales. Customers who enjoyed the easiness of self-checkout might want to go shopping elsewhere to avoid waiting in long lines.

This decision might ultimately hurt Target and Walmart in the long run and at the end of the day, it creates an unnecessary barrier to shopping in their stores.

These are the checkout aisles in Target as you see there’s not that much business.

The ruling to make self-checkout members only could also lead to frustration and dissatisfaction among a variety of customers. Shoppers like the ease and speed of self-checkout and making them pay for a membership just to use self-checkout is unfair to the average consumer.

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