Alexb123 wrote:I think the slowing factors are:
Traffic flow, am I causing a traffic jam while scanning
Not being able to find the bar-code (the most significant factor)
Not having a solid platform to maneuver to get to the code
Stopping and thinking (umm did I scan that)
Looking at the scan readout (for a number of reasons)
Having to put into a bag one item at a time
I think its hands-down significantly slower.
On the other hand, the people using the normal checkouts are more likely to have a lot of shopping, items which need the tags taken off, etc. If you have a small number of items, it's quicker to go to a self checkout.