Drive more sales and slash labor costs — with self-checkouts that pay for themselves

  • Eliminate long lines
  • Maximize your employee time
  • Happier customers who keep coming back
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  • Custom touchscreen interface
  • Sleek, branded units
  • Low monthly fee

The challenges of today’s
supermarket owner:

Space is at a premium.

Customers get frustrated by long lines during peak hours — but you don’t have the space to add more lanes.

Labor is at a premium.

Finding good cashiers is hard. And even if you found one — another full salary would cut deeply into your profit margins.

Competition is NOT.

Nearly every local food store offers self-checkout. You don’t feel like branding yourself as the outdated, behind-the-times shop.

What if you could reduce overhead
— and make your customers
happier too?

By adding self-checkout units, you can.

Maximize your floor space

Get double the checkout coverage (or more) in the same square footage.

Slash labor costs

Get 1 employee to cover up to 8 self-checkout lanes.

Make your customers happy 😊

Help them get in and out faster.

Give them more control — so they instinctively want to come back.

Stay competitive and up-to-date

Every supermarket these days offers a self-checkout option. Don’t be left behind.

Chaim’s customers get out faster. Plus, he eliminated two full salaries

“When a customer gets to the register, whether they’ve been shopping for 45 minutes or 2 minutes — they want out.

Since we installed self-checkouts, our customers have a faster checkout experience, especially when it’s busy. We’ve gained 4 registers that rarely require maintenance — while saving on 2 salaries.”

Chaim Supermarket Owner, Brooklyn

How does each unit work?

BAGGING UNIT

Where your customer bags the items. Comes in standard or double size, depending on your needs

CORE UNIT

Where the scanning & transactions happen

STAGING UNIT

Where your customer places items before they’re scanned

Designed for real people who
love to use it

LED indicator

If a customer needs help, the status light turns red to quickly alert the self-checkout supervisor

Ergonomic design

Streamlined build takes up minimal floor space

Durable + portable

Units are made of aluminum & stainless steel, making them sturdy, lightweight, and resistant to corrosion

Sleek touchscreen

All your customers have to do is touch, scan, and swipe

Friction-free flow

Instructions are concise and simple, involving minimal steps

Familiar interface

Dozens of stores already use our self-checkouts, so customers are familiar with it (and excited to use it!)

Strategically customizable

Brand each unit with your logo, brand colors & icons — while retaining key visual elements (and keeping it familiar)

Plus, our self-
checkouts include…

$0 upfront software fee

Pay nothing for the software upfront — just a $800 setup fee (per unit), plus hardware costs. Get a low pay-as-you-go monthly rate: $180 per unit.

Most updated technology

All updates and software maintenance are included, unlimited. You benefit from features & functionality we add over time — at no additional charge.

Seamless integration with your POS

Any feature settings or payment restrictions can automatically apply system-wide — to both full-service & self-checkout lanes. It’s cohesive and centralized.

Smaller payroll, faster turnaround — and
more business

“It’s always been a struggle to get our customers in and out fast enough. Long checkout lines mean unhappy customers, larger payroll, and less business.
We decided to add some self-checkouts — now we’re on track for smaller payroll, faster turnaround, and more business. The best part is that our customers are happier too.”

Yanky Supermarket Manager, Lakewood

Our self-checkout is designed to
prevent shrinkage

Robust visual + audio feedback

A combination of light indicators + audio signals allows your self-checkout supervisor to oversee from afar — without intruding on your customer.

  • LED Status Light subtly indicates if something suspicious is taking place — by turning orange
  • Every time a product successfully scans, the unit beeps — so the associate can make sure all items are getting scanned

Adjust permissions to your comfort level

Get more or less control with the click of a button.

For example, you can…

  • Require supervisor intervention in order to delete an item / change quantity.
  • Configure settings so that the customer has to scan each item (instead of adjusting quantity)

Adjust permissions based on store traffic

High-traffic time? Lower the permission levels and allow the customer more control.

Slower time? Tighten the controls so your self-checkout supervisor has more oversight.

OR — put it on a schedule based on your predictable highs and lows.

From expensive and slow — to
affordable and efficient

Some real case studies from real customers

The backstory:

Located in the NY metropolitan area, a large retail supermarket installed several self-checkouts.

Their rationale: they were dealing with inefficient staffing, long lines, and frustrated customers.

Here’s how it played out:

BEFORE

AFTER

How many checkouts?

  • 4 full-service checkout lanes
  • 6 self-checkout units
  • 3 full-service units

How many cashiers?

  • 4 full-time cashiers
  • 1 self-checkout supervisor
  • 2 full-time cashiers

Slow lines?

  • Long lines at busy times
  • 0bottlenecks Flip between self-checkout and full-service as needed, depending on availability of cashiers and customer traffic

Total expenses?

  • 4 full-time cashier salaries 
  • 3 cashier salaries and low monthly self checkout fee

Accept any form of payment you choose

Credit card

EBT/SNAP

(only shows show up if EBT-eligible items are in the cart)

EBT cash

Saved credit
card on file

(with PIN required)

On account

(with PIN required)

eWIC

Store gift card

Cash

(for customers who want to self-checkout but pay in cash)

RECEIPT CHOICE

Print a receipt…or not!

Automatic receipts often create clutter and mess, because most customers don’t want them.

Allow your customer to choose “print receipt” — or set up your units to print receipts automatically.

BAG OPTIONS

Do you charge customers per bag?

Set up your system to ask the customer how many bags they’ll need — and which kind of bag they want.

CASES OPTIONS

Cases don’t have barcodes

This feature allows you to bypass the issue — and easily pull up case products by clicking on the “cases” category.

CUSTOM MESSAGES

Create a memorable brand experience. Make it your own!

Many of the screen messages can be customized to align with your brand voice.

Enhance your customer’s experience with unique copywriting that reinforces your branding.

CUSTOM TAB CATEGORIES

Are you a supermarket, grocery, bakery, something else?

Create custom categories based on the items you sell.

OPTIONAL VOICE PROMPTS

Would your typical customer appreciate more guidance?

Our interactive voice prompts guide consumers to the next action with clear, simple instructions.

Turn them on and off as needed.

EXPRESS 10-ITEM-ONLY OPTION

Do you want your self-checkout unit to serve as your express lane?

Adjust settings to allow only 10 items or less.

Wait, there’s more!

Optional add-ons

Get premium add-on modules for more control — and an even smoother customer experience.

MAIN CONTROL STATION

Oversee all your self-checkouts from a single command center

  • Resolve customer issues right from the station (no walking over necessary)
  • Save time and prevent customer annoyance
  • Do everything a cashier can do
  • Add a extra level of security and oversight
AI-POWERED PRODUCT CAMERA

Pull up the product category instantly — with zero typing

Many items — like produce — don’t have barcodes, so customers have to manually type in the product name.

With this camera, your customer will never need to type: the scanner snaps a picture of what’s on the scale, displays several options, and your customer selects the right one. Easy!

Coming soon! Additional new modules.
Watch this space for details and pricing.

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Shorter lines with fewer cashiers — it’s a
win-win

Our customers used to wait in long lines, when all they wanted to do was grab 1 or 2 items and run. Now that we have self-checkout, we have shorter lines at the registers and can get customers in and out of the store quickly.

Our customers are happy to come into the store even when it’s extremely busy because they know they won’t have to wait. They”re happy, and we’re happy — we only need one cashier to man all 8 self-checkouts!

Shea Supermarket Manager, NJ
Pricing

Why do I need to pay a monthly fee?

Paying a monthly subscription fee comes with multiple advantages.

It means you can…

  • enjoy a $0 upfront software fee
  • get unlimited software support
  • budget and forecast your expenses more easily
  • access the latest updates & upgrades upon rollout, at no additional cost
  • scale software usage up or down as needed, with zero long-term commitments.

I’m designing a new store. Does it make more sense to build my own units?

Maybe — but you risk creating units that will stand empty.

Building a self-checkout unit that people will actually USE is a science.

We’ve invested months of research to design precisely this kind of unit. Every aspect of our product is carefully engineered to attract customers and promote usage.

In creating our units, we prioritized:

  • Ergonomic design. For example:
    • The streamlined build takes up minimal floor space.
    • The units stand at a height that is comfortable for adults but still usable for kids.
    • The screens are tilted just so for an optimized reading experience.
  • Portability. The blend of aluminum and stainless steel ensures a unit that is both sturdy and lightweight, so you can move it wherever you need it.

What’s more, customers are familiar with our system. Our units already feature in dozens of NY shops, which means your customers know how they work — and are more likely to use them in your store. 

All of these factors create a unit that is more likely to be used (and to provide ROI!) than a unit created from scratch.

Setup

How many units should I get?

Self-checkout is not about eliminating a cashier. It’s about making each cashier 4X more efficient — essentially taking 4 cashiers and turning them into one.

If your goal is to be more efficient, we recommend at least 4 checkouts to make it more worthwhile. One cashier can successfully man 4-8 self-checkouts! And while each self-checkout unit is slower, multiple self-checkouts will get you more sales total per cashier. That’s why your ROI starts at 4.

If your goal is to simply offer a more convenient option for customers — or an express lane, installing 1-2 self-checkouts is a strategic move.

Is there a minimum number of units for orders?

No. While we recommend ordering at least 4 units, you can order a single unit at a time, if you prefer.

What’s the lead time on new orders?

Turnaround time from order to installation is 4-6 weeks (depending on availability).

We know self-checkout is important to your business, so we’ll get your units to you as quickly as possible.

How long does setup take?

We deliver your self-checkout units ready-to-use. That’s why we’re able to install them within hours — with zero interruption to your store’s operations. 

NOTE: You must prepare each unit’s area with power and internet in advance, as outlined below.

Do I need anything special for installation?

Yes.

Prior to installation, each self-checkout unit area will need 1 power outlet and 2 network jacks.

You should also make sure the network is accessible from your regular register network.

How big are the self-checkout units?

Big enough for a loaded shopping cart, small enough for a New York mini-mart.

Our units are designed to give your customer enough space to comfortably check out their groceries, but take up as little real estate in your store as possible. They are also lightweight and portable, so you can easily move them.

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Self-Checkout Unit Dimensions
Height: 31 inches
Width of core unit: 13.5 inches
Depth: 23.25 inches
Total width of unit with single bagging and staging: 41 inches
Total width of unit with double bagging: 53.75 inches

If a customer has a $500 credit limit, would that apply in the self-checkout too?

Yes. You can configure settings so that any payment restrictions or features in your POS automatically apply to your self-checkouts as well.

Can the supervisor apply a one-time discount to self-checkout orders?

Yes. Anything a cashier can do at a regular register — the supervisor can do at the self-checkout (as long as they have the right permission levels).

Best practices

Do I really need a cashier to supervise the SCOs?

Yes.

You need a human to manage the aisle, help customers with questions, and take responsibility for the units — or your self-checkout won’t be successful. A single cashier can supervise 4-8 units.

If a customer has an issue with the self-checkout and does not get properly assisted, chances are they will avoid the self-checkout next time. That’s why it’s essential to have quick and helpful support.

Where should I place my units?

In the customer’s direct line of sight — or they won’t get used.

We recommend placing self-checkout units strategically within the main customer flow — not on the sidelines, where the customer is not used to going. 

Even if you install proper signage, if the checkout is not in an intuitive, easily accessible place, the customer will not use it. 

What’s the ideal layout? Should I place my units back-to-back?

No — not if you want satisfied customers 😊.

Not ideal Ideal layout
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If you place your self-checkout units back-to-back, this requires 2 inefficient lines instead of 1 central line. This makes your customers continually check both lines for open self-checkouts.  We recommend setting the units face-to-face, with the customer flow in the middle — so all customers wait in one line and can readily see when a unit is available for use. With this layout, the supervisor also has an unobstructed view of all units at once.

 

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Another workable layout places all units 

in a straight, continuous line 

(with at least 24 inches between each one).

How much space do I need between my units?

Leave at least 24 inches between each unit. This gives every shopper ample space to maneuver and makes it easier to keep an eye on security.

Can I switch back and forth between a regular register lane and self-checkout lane?

Yes, we support that option!

We now offer a ready-to-use portable self-checkout station which is easily converted from a self-checkout station to a regular cash register when needed. 

How can I minimize the risk of stealing with self-checkout?

Our self-checkout units are designed with robust anti-theft features:

  • Distinct audio signals every time a barcode is read
  • LED indicator alerts with a subtle color change if suspicious activity occurs
  • Adjustable permissions that offer more control to your staff versus the customer

As well, you can minimize shoplifting by taking these steps:

  • Set up your self-checkout units face-to-face, with good visibility at each station
  • Train cashiers on appropriate surveillance techniques
  • Assign 1 cashier to oversee every 4 self-checkout units
  • Display a friendly sign reminding customers that they’re being watched
  • Add our premium Control Station module for additional oversight
  • Place a visible camera atop each unit — both as a deterrent, and for recording purposes
Cancellation

Can I cancel my subscription?

Yes. Our pricing model allows customers to scale usage up or down as needed. 

To scale down your usage or cancel your subscription, you must notify us via email one month in advance, before the 15th of that month. Send your scaledown or cancellation request to sales@compudime.com

This will give our team enough time to adjust your account and ensure a smooth transition.

NOTE: All hardware is final sale — and can be kept for when you choose to reactivate your self-checkout.

More cashiers (and more salaries!)
won’t solve your long lines

There’s a reason self-checkouts are becoming standard.

They’re fast, they’re convenient.
But most importantly, they give measurable ROI:

Give your customers the checkout experience they want —
at a price you can afford.

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