Transact Campus has partnered with Amazon to use the e-commerce giant’s Just Walk Out technology on campuses across the US.
This means that stores powered by the technology are set to be deployed across campuses via an integrated solution combining Transact’s card system for payments, mobile ordering app for store entry, and Cloud POS for product catalogs, inventory, and reporting.
Transact, which is a mobile-centric solutions provider for college commerce, is aiming to create a more efficient way to pay vendors on and off campus.
Shoppers, students, and any verified user with a university account can scan their unique QR code to enter a store, starting a virtual shopping session during which the technology detects what shoppers take from or return to the shelves.
Shoppers can leave the store without having to wait in line while the credentials stored in their Transact Mobile Ordering account are used to pay for the items they selected.
“Together, Transact Mobile Ordering and Just Walk Out technology will create a seamless student experience by eliminating checkout lines and increasing efficiency in transactions,” said Laura Newell-McLaughlin, EVP and GM of Integrated Payments and Campus Commerce, Transact.
She added, “Utilising Transact Mobile Ordering for store entry and payments unlocks several useful tools for universities and vendors such as stored payment profiles, tender selection, tender discount and taxes, in-app receipts, user segmentation, and transaction recovery.”
Eliminating checkout lines enables stores to improve labour efficiency by utilising staff more effectively. Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology will integrate with Transact’s Card System for declining balance and credit card transactions, offering unified online product catalogs and reporting data with Cloud point-of-sale (POS) for better consumer insights and security.
Transact said it will begin rolling out the Just Walk Out technology integrations in the coming months for early-adopter campuses already using Transact Mobile Ordering and will open the service for additional campuses later this year.