Technology/Services

BP Launches Checkout-Free Shopping With Grabango

New experience to go live mid-2022
convenience store frictionless checkout
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — BP is integrating automated checkout into Amoco and ampm stores. The company is working with Grabango, a provider of checkout-free technology for existing stores, to retrofit 10 convenience stores across the BP network, Grabango's largest multi-store rollout ever.

“We are always looking for innovative solutions that bring a more seamless experience to our customers,” said Lisa Blalock, vice president of marketing, mobility and convenience Americas for BP, La Palma, Calif. “We believe this technology will positively change the scale of retail and create a wave reaction in the marketplace. Today it's just our first 10 locations. Tomorrow, there is potential to bring Grabango's technology to our entire network.”

BP will offer Grabango's checkout-free experience at 10 locations throughout the country, including seven ampm stations in northern California and three Amoco locations in western Pennsylvania. Grabango-powered ampm and Amoco stores will be live for shoppers in mid-2022.

Grabango is free and allows shoppers to skip the line altogether and save time, the company said. There are no special shelves, carts, baskets or turnstiles required to enter or shop. To get started, shoppers download the free Grabango app and shop as they normally would. The Grabango system keeps a running tally of items picked up so there's no need to scan each one on the way out. Payment is automatic and contactless, saving additional time for the shopper. 

“It's exciting to team up with BP to delight their shoppers with how easy checkout has become,” said Will Glaser, CEO of Grabango, Berkeley, Calif. “By working together, we will deploy our largest rollout ever, spanning multiple brands and regions.”

Grabango is a provider of checkout-free technology for existing, large-scale store chains. Grabango delivers a checkout-free customer experience deployed at multiple chains coast to coast. The system places no limits on who can enter the store, what can be sold there, or how the shelving is configured.

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