Business Insider: Walmart is eliminating the most dreaded part of holiday shopping
Walmart wants to help shoppers avoid long checkout lines this holiday season.
For the first time, the company is giving employees in the busiest sections of its stores the power to use mobile devices to process shoppers' purchases.
These employees will be able to swipe customers' credit or debit cards and provide paper receipts using Bluetooth printers strapped to their waists.
It's meant to allow shoppers purchasing a few items to bypass long lines at registers.
Walmart started testing the service, called Check Out With Me, in the lawn and garden departments of 350 stores earlier this year.
Walmart is also touting its newly updated website, which it says now features more curated content and an expanded assortment of products.