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Retail Self-Checkout Terminals Market

Retail Self-Checkout Terminals Market: Information by Self-Scanning Technique (Laser-Based), Checkout System (Modular), Application (Supermarket), Channel, and Region — Forecast till 2031

The retail self-checkout terminals market size was valued at USD 2.6 billion in 2019 and is projected to grow with a CAGR of 14.2%. The growth in the influx of supermarket consumers and the consequent increase in their waiting time during
Report Code: SRTE1329DR

Market Overview

The retail self-checkout terminals market size was valued at USD 2.6 billion in 2019 and is projected to grow with a CAGR of 14.2%.

The growth in the influx of supermarket consumers and the consequent increase in their waiting time during the check-out period was a major factor behind the implementation of self-check-out systems. Apart from this, surging labor costs, lack of skilled labor, and shifting preference towards customized shopping experience drive the market growth.

Self-checkout systems are an automated process system that enables shoppers to scan, pack, and pay for their purchases without human intervention. They are an alternative to the traditional cashier-staffed checkout systems. The availability of different items decelerates the floor space and increases congestion, further driving the demand for self-checkout systems.

Self-service has become a phenomenon everywhere, from entertainment venues to government entities, restaurants, hotels, gas stations, hospitals, airports, retail stores, and banks. Self-service has helped to build a new age of growth, comfort, and reliability and has become an omnipresent part of the culture, benefiting both customers and self-service providers. E-commerce growth, virtual shop consolidation, and the shorter product life cycle are pushing retailers to develop new strategies and implement new technology to surge sales and reduce costs.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
Base Year 2022
Study Period 2021-2031
Forecast Period 2023-2031
CAGR 14.2%
Market Size USD 2.6 billion in 2019
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
Geographies Covered
  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • Middle East and Africa
  • LATAM
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Market Dynamics

The growth in the influx of supermarket consumers and the consequent increase in their waiting time during the check-out period was a major factor behind the implementation of self-check-out systems. Apart from this, surging labor costs, lack of skilled labor, and shifting preference towards customized shopping experience drive the market growth.

Self-checkout systems are automated process system that enables shoppers to scan, pack, and pay for their purchases without human intervention. They are an alternative to the traditional cashier-staffed checkout systems. The availability of different items decelerates the floor space and increases congestion, further driving the demand for self-checkout systems.

Self-service has become a phenomenon everywhere, from entertainment venues to government entities, restaurants, hotels, gas stations, hospitals, airports, retail stores, and banks. Self-service has helped to build a new age of growth, comfort, and reliability and has become an omnipresent part of the culture, benefiting both customers and self-service providers. E-commerce growth, virtual shop consolidation, and the shorter product life cycle are pushing retailers to develop new strategies and implement new technology to surge sales and reduce costs.

Retailers are implementing self-checkout systems to efficiently serve customers. Additionally, the development of Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC) are further contributing to the market growth. These technologies with the integration of smartphones allow shoppers to use an authentication system to select, search, and pay for items directly from the mobile wallet, further reducing shopping time and increasing convenience.

Regional Analysis

Self-Checkout Terminals Market in North America

North America holds the largest share in the self-checkout terminals market on account of the rapid adoption of self-checkout systems in supermarkets and hypermarkets across the U.S. and Canada. For instance, Albertsons Companies Inc., a U.S.-based pharmacy and food retail chain, expanded its collaboration with Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions in June 2019 to enhance the experience of in-store customer checkout by deploying the self-checkout systems.

Shifting Consumer Preference Towards Cashless Payment Systems Drives Asia-Pacific's Market Growth

Asia-Pacific's self-checkout terminals market is projected to grow with the highest CAGR, owing to the shifting consumer preference towards cashless payment systems and the adoption of technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), in self-service checkout systems. The advanced systems with new AI-based features automatically scan all goods and direct customers for payments, unlike the other conventional self-checkout systems. In India, China, and Japan, consumers are inclined towards the use of E-wallets, further driving the market growth.

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Segmental Analysis

RFID Self-Scanning Segment Holds the Largest Market Share during the Forecast Period

The RFID self-scanning segment holds the largest market share during the forecast period. The RFID counter optimizes the screening of items and shortens the time spent by customers at the counters. It helps in improving the self-checkout experience, as consumers no longer have to manually scan each product.

Surging Use of Mobile Self-Checkout Systems in FMCG Drives the Segment Growth

The mobile self-checkout dominates the market on account of the surging use of mobile self-checkout systems in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) retail companies. In addition to this, the high smartphone penetration rate has changed customer behavior significantly from conventional to autonomous and self-based, further fueling the segment growth.

Rising Acceptance of Digital Payments among the Millennial Drive the E-Wallets Segment Growth

The card segment is projected to hold the highest market share on account of the burgeoning e-commerce industry, improved protection in digital payments, and increasing use of credit cards.  The cashless-based E-wallet, on the other hand, is projected to emerge as the fastest-growing segment. The growing popularity of electronic payments drives the segmental growth.

Rising acceptance of digital payments among the millennial accelerates the market growth. Companies such as Amazon, Apple, and Samsung have been motivated by the growing customer demand for mobile payments to launch their solutions and change the way marketers interact with customers, creating new avenues for business expansion.

Rising Popularity of Self-Checkout Systems in Retail Stores to Drive the Market Growth

The supermarket segment dominates the market on account of the increasing number of affluent consumers in the supermarket and the need for shorter waiting times to process checkouts. In addition, rising labor costs and the need for sufficient floor space usage have compelled supermarket players to deploy self-checkout systems.

On the other hand, the rising popularity of the self-checkout system in retail stores drives market growth. Retail stores use new and upgraded self-service technologies to provide customers with quicker services. In line with this, key market players are offering e-payments, mobile scanning, and pay & go solutions for a better customer experience. For instance, Paytm and Google have launched the scan and pay option, which makes it easy for customers to scan and pay for their shopping in stores.

Impact of covid-19

COVID-19 has become an incomparable global public health emergency that has choked every running sector and disrupted developed countries within no time.COVID-19 is a big test of conventional retail models, with retail already experiencing a significant transformation. The coronavirus pandemic has posed new challenges for companies all over the world, especially in the retail sector which has adversely affected the market due to widespread lockdowns. The retail self-checkout terminals market had faced a major setback in the first half of the year 2020 adhering to the strict lockdowns and temporary shutdown of supermarkets for consumers.

Further in the second half of the year with the re-opening of the supermarkets, most of the consumers have preferred and the supermarket managers have encouraged the use of self-retail checkout terminals in order to maintain social distancing and reduce the time spent in public places. Moreover, leading companies have developed solutions by integrating technology, such as machine learning for product identification, mobile scanning and electronic point of sale systems which is expected to boost global retail self-checkout terminals market in near future.

Top Key Players of Retail Self-Checkout Terminals Market

  • Diebold Nixdorf Inc
  • Digimarc
  • ECR Software (ECRS) Corp
  • Elo Touch Solutions, Inc
  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • GoSkip, Inc
  • NCR
  • Olea Kiosks Inc
  • Pan-Oston Co.
  • Scandit,Toshiba
  • Versatile Credit

Recent Developments

  • In September 2020, Diebold Nixdorf partnered with Co-op Group, one of the biggest consumer cooperatives across the globe, to provide managed services and online self-service and point-of-sale (POS) systems within the UK.
  • In April 2019, Digimarcpartnered with DotBC to integrate blockchain and Digimarc barcode for rights management solutions

Retail Self-Checkout Terminals Market Segmentations

By Self-Scanning Technique

  • Laser-Based
  • Image-Based
  • RFID

By Checkout System

  • Modular
  • Carousel Units
  • Kiosk/Mobile Self-Checkout

By Payment Method

  • Debit/Credit Cards
  • E-Wallets
  • Cash Slot Machine

By Application

  • Supermarket
  • Retail Store

By Regions

  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • Middle East and Africa
  • LATAM

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the estimated growth rate (CAGR) of the Retail Self-Checkout Terminals Market?
Retail Self-Checkout Terminals Market size will grow at approx. CAGR of 14.2% during the forecast period.
Some of the top prominent players in Retail Self-Checkout Terminals Market are, Diebold Nixdorf Inc, Digimarc, ECR Software (ECRS) Corp, Elo Touch Solutions, Inc, Fujitsu Ltd., GoSkip, Inc, NCR, Olea Kiosks Inc, Pan-Oston Co., Scandit, Toshiba, Versatile Credit, etc.
North America has held a dominant position in the Retail Self-Checkout Terminals Market, with the largest market share.
The region with the most rapid expansion in the Retail Self-Checkout Terminals Market is Asia-Pacific.
The global Retail Self-Checkout Terminals Market report is segmented as follows: By Self-Scanning Technique, By Checkout System, By Payment Method, By Application


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