Retail Share Group Taps Skip for Frictionless Checkout

All 8 members to adopt the technology
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SALT LAKE CITY The SG900 share group has selected Skip to provide frictionless checkout for its retail members.

SG900 comprises the Cruizers, Parker’s,Kwik Chek, Coen Markets, Fastrac, Loop, Sprint Foods and Spinx convenience-store chains. Cruizers was the first of the group to go live with Skip at all 27 of its locations at the beginning of April. Coen Markets and Kwik Chek will follow shortly this spring, according to Skip.

The agreement with SG900 marks the first time Skip has signed on with an entire group of retailers in a share group at one time.

"SG900 is a forward-thinking group [composed] of approximately 400 stores nationally," said Charles McIlvaine, CEO of Canonsburg, Pa.-based Coen Oil Co. and president of SG900. "Together, we have been seeking optimal solutions to create a meaningful experience for enhanced checkout that our guests are seeking. Skip provides a strong value proposition including cost, experiential technology and ability to implement, making it a strong choice for our group.”

Skip recently activated more than 150 locations on its platform in one week. Skip’s checkout function will be live at more than 250 locations by the end of April, with “hundreds” more scheduled for immediate activation, the company said. Skip has recently adjusted its processes to enable faster implementations, from onboarding to training and marketing.

"We are very focused on our consumers' experience and feel like the Skip technology will allow Kwik Chek to continue to make their experience in our stores one of the most convenient in the industry," said Kevin Smartt, CEO of Kwik Chek, Bonham, Texas.

Salt Lake City-based Skip implements a system in stores that allows customers to scan items with their mobile devices as they take them from the shelves. Store associates are notified when a Skip user arrives and can monitor their purchases in real time. Once a customer scans all of their purchases, they finalize payment in the app and leave, avoiding waiting in line.

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