Whitepaper Speed of Checkout


How RFID-based EAS contributes to faster Speed of Checkout

The impact of RFID on speed and convenience on checkout experience

In recent years, retailers have been massively adopting RFID technology. This is driven by the quest for operational efficiency, as well as the improved customer experience that RFID solutions can provide.

Benefits of RFID

The benefits of RFID in fashion retail centre around product availability and omnichannel capabilities, but it can also be used for more customer-friendly loss prevention, also known as electronic article surveillance (EAS). The implementation of RFID also opens the opportunity to increase the speed of checkout. This allows retailers to offer fast self-checkout services and minimizes the time spent at an employee-operated checkout.

Speed of checkout

One of the most frequently mentioned objectives for minimizing time spent at the checkout is to improve customer friendliness. Also, a growing number of retailers use RFID to prevent long lines at the checkout, in order to be compliant with Covid-19 regulations restricting the number of visitors in stores.


In this whitepaper we will deep dive into:
1. What is an RFID checkout?
2. How RFID checkout compares to barcode scanning and removing hard tags
3. How hard tags and labels affect checkout time