New 'Scan, Pay, Go' app will enable speed of shopping at Spar

Darren Nickels, retail operations director of Henderson Technology

THE Henderson Group has introduced mobile retail technology to three Spar and EuroSpar stores in the north to help improve the convenience shopping experience for customers.

Ubamarket’s 'Scan, Pay, Go' app, downloadable at Google Play and Apple Stores, lets customers build shopping lists ahead of planned store visits to see what's in stock, be guided around the store and scan products as they shop.

Other benefits of the end-to-end mobile shopping app include allergen and dietary alerts for every product, and sustainability information regarding the recyclability of any plastic packaging associated with each product.

The technology on offer also allows for staff to be deployed elsewhere in the store, and colleagues can help replenish items and safely help customers.

Darren Nickels, retail operations director of Henderson Technology, said: “Mulkern’s EuroSpar at Forkhill Road in Newry, Spar Sunnyside Street Belfast and EuroSpar Ramoan Road in Ballycastle are the first three stores to use this app with our award winning EDGEPoS point of sale system.

“There has never been more of a need for innovative new technology to lessen the time spent in store by the shopper, and Henderson Technology continues to be at the forefront of retail innovation."

He added: “This latest development gives our retailers another vital way of serving shoppers and making sure their store operations are as efficient and effective as they possibly can be in these challenging times.”

Will Broome, chief executive of Ubamarket, said: "We're delighted at this partnership with Henderson, enabling us to bring a complete and fully functioning solution to their customers that will change supermarket shopping for all.

“Convenience stores and supermarkets are currently desperate for retail tech innovation that improves the in-store shopping experience.

“This app provides shoppers with a fully revitalised and hyper-convenient experience, enabling them to visit their stores and shop more safely and efficiently. It marks a significant shift in the landscape of retail technology and in shopping on a wider scale.”

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