Wal-Mart tests iPhone app for scanning purchases
Wal-Mart is testing a new mobile payment system that will allow shoppers to use their iPhone to scan their purchases while shopping rather than having them scanned at a checkout register.
The retail giant last week invited employees with iPhones at its Rogers, Ark., supercenter to participate in a test of the system, which is called “Scan & Go,” according to a survey posted at SurveyMonkey.com. Instead of scanning the items at checkout, customers could use the app to scan items as they add them to their shopping cart.
The system, which is currently unavailable to customers, would then…