US supermarket chain Albertson’s is implementing Pay By Touch biometric payment systems in its Jewel-Osco stores throughout the Midwest.
The rollout, which began in the Chicago area early this year, follows a successful year-long test of the technology at Albertsons stores in Portland.
The Pay By Touch system uses a finger scan to authorize an electronic transaction from a customer’s existing checking account, creating a cashless, cardless payment system.
At Albertsons we are committed to helping make our customers’ lives easier, said Pam Powell, Albertsons SVP of customer service.
With this technology, customers can pay for their groceries with the touch of a finger without having to present cards, checks, or cash, reduce their risk of theft and move through the checkout lines more easily and significantly faster.