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Enmarket Goes Frictionless With Skip

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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Convenience-store retailer Enmarket is partnering with Skip Checkout for its mobile self-checkout service.

The program enables customers to use their mobile devices to scan items as they take them from the shelves, allowing them to bypass the checkout line. Enmarket is also configuring the service to provide access to promotional deals and mobile ordering. The c-store chain plans to implement Skip in early 2019 within the Enmarket app via Skip’s web application program interface.

“Skip Frictionless Checkout helps customers bypass the checkout line and helps us enhance their experience by focusing more on merchandising and customer service,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “It allows us to give back the most priceless of resources to its customers, their time.”

Associates are notified when a Skip user arrives and can monitor their purchases in real time. Once customers have scanned all of their purchases, they can finalize payment in the app and leave without standing in line.

“Getting our product into stores like Enmarket is a perfect fit,” said Chase Thomason, Skip founder and CEO. “There are some fantastic similarities in our respective missions to the end customer, and we definitely share the appreciation of valuing the consumers’ time in the fast-paced world that we live in.”

Skip Checkout has integrated with multiple c-stores and suppliers, and it has set a goal to place its mobile checkout technology in 3,000 stores by 2019.

Enmarket, based in Savannah, Ga., operates 123 convenience stores and 14 quick-service restaurants in Georgia. Enmarket is No. 75 on CSP’s 2018 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by total number of company-owned retail outlets. It recently doubled its presence in the region with the acquisition of 34 E-Z Shop convenience stores in South Carolina and 35 Clyde's Markets in southeast Georgia.

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