Fix Price, one of the leading variety value retailers globally and the largest in Russia, announces that it will roll out self-service checkouts at all new company-operated stores in Russia. The first batch of self-checkouts are scheduled to be delivered by the end of January, and the future roll-out will be conducted according to the store opening schedule. Given the pace of network development in Russia, during 2022 Fix Price plans to have over 1,200 self-service checkouts in operation.
Stores where the first self-service checkouts will be installed include new locations in Kostomuksha (Karelia), Magnitogorsk (Chelyabinsk region), Gulkevichi (Krasnodar region), Sibai (Bashkortostan) and Voskresensk (Moscow region). Each of the new Fix Price stores will be equipped with two standard checkouts and two self-checkouts.
Dmitry Kirsanov, CEO of Fix Price, commented: “Our initial experience of self-service checkouts fulfilled our expectations. They are popular with customers and reduce staff workload during peak hours, and thus help to increase footfall while also optimising costs. During the pandemic, self-checkouts also support increased levels of safety by reducing customer contact points with store employees.”
Fix Price’s first self-service checkouts were installed in 2021 as part of a pilot at the store at 7/1 1st Botkinsky Proyezd in Moscow, where more than 20% of purchases are processed via self-checkouts each month.