Dollar General Tests Scan-and-Pay Mobile App

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is the latest retailer and the first dollar store chain to introduce mobile checkout.

Aptly named "DG Go," the shopping app lets customers scan and pay for products they select directly from their phone, allowing them to skip the checkout line altogether. It is available now for Android and iOS devices, Progressive Grocer reported.

DG Go mobile app
DG Go allows customers to skip the checkout line.

To use Dollar General's mobile checkout, customers:

  1. Download the DG Go app onto their mobile phone.
  2. Scan products as they add them to their physical cart.
  3. Check their running total and pay directly in the app.
  4. Receive and scan a corresponding QR code at a designated DG Go checkout table in-store.
  5. Bag the products and exit the store.

Customers receive a receipt immediate both through the app and by email. Any digital coupons are applied automatically when customers scan items, and the app alerts users regarding any additional discounts or promotions, according to PG.

The app is currently available at 10 Nashville, Tenn.-area stores, including five in the city, two in Madison, and one each in Hendersonville, Goodlettsville and Old Hickory.

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