CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Compare Foods is scheduled to launch a test Monday at a store here of an app that allows customers to scan groceries with a smartphone or tablet as they shop.

The Swift Shopper app, created by ezCommerce Solutions, is free for both retailers and customers, who have the option to upgrade for $1.99.

To use the app, customers scan products as they place them in their cart, and then hand their mobile device to the cashier upon checkout. The technology works with checkouts that utilize dual-line handheld scanners.


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“At Compare Foods, we have always taken our customers’ needs very seriously, and we know that Swift Shopper will radically improve the customer experience at our stores,” said Omar G. Jorge Pena, partner at Compare Foods.

Compare Foods, which focuses on perishables and ethnic products at competitive prices, operates 21 stores in New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and North and South Carolina.

The first test of the Swift Shopper app is scheduled to last three months at the company’s Arrowood Road location in Charlotte.

 

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