You Can Soon Self-Checkout Your Purchases At AEON Using Your Mobile Phone

Malaysia will be the first market in the world to test the system.

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Great news, Malaysians!

You will soon be able to self-checkout your groceries and purchases at all AEON outlets.

According to Lowyat yesterday, 11 December, AEON Group is developing a self-checkout system that will allow customers to go cashless.

Malaysia is said to be the first market to test the e-wallet system, which was launched in October.

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During a media interview, Aeon Credit Service senior general manager and head of payment systems and digital business Jayabalan Ramakrishnan explained how the e-system will function.

Here's how it'll work:

Step 1: If you aren't a member yet, you will need to sign up as an AEON Member Plus

This can be easily be done at any AEON customer service centre. For existing members, you will be able to link up your card to the app.

Step 2: Download the AEON e-wallet app from Google Play or Apple App store, and scan the store's QR code so that the app can identify which branch you are at

Once the store has been identified, customers can then begin scanning the ID codes of products they want to buy.

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Step 3: Upon checking out, you can then pay directly using the AEON e-wallet app

Once the payment is made, you can walk right out of the store without even needing to see the cashier.

According to Jayabalan, the company has yet to announce the exact launch date of the new self-checkout system

However, Aeon Credit Service (M) Bhd Managing Director Kenji Fujita previously said that the company aims to roll out its e-wallet to consumers by the second half of 2019, reported Bernama.
Once the system has launched, you will be able to scan the QR code at AEON retail outlets, including AEON, AEON Big, MaxValu, and Wellness outlets.

In addition, AEON stores aim to accept payments from other e-wallets such as Alipay and WeChat Pay in the near future.

Great move, AEON! Here's to hopefully shorter queues. :p

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