Greenville, South Carolina-based fuel and convenience retailer The Spinx Co. has begun piloting a self-checkout program to maximize the roles of team members and to provide increased service to all customers. Spinx is leading the industry in the Upstate with this new offering and has a goal to rollout self-checkout to all Spinx stores in the second and third quarters of 2022.
“At Spinx, we exist to make people’s lives easier. By providing the self-checkout option to our customers, they will be able to stop at our store, shop for what they need and quickly and easily get back on their way,” said Stan Storti, Spinx president. “We’ve heard from some peers in the industry that customers can get upset and interpret the implementation of this technology as reducing jobs, but in our case, nothing could be further from the truth.
“We’re moving our teammates’ efforts from checking out customers to keeing our stores Spinx Clean. Spinx Clean is a program we initiated late last year, and it’s designed to keep our stores not just looking clean but being sterilized. Together with our outside partner, Stericlean, Spinx is committed to maintaining the cleanest and safest convenience stores in the markets we operate within. Spinx Clean actually increased our need for teammates, so we’re hiring!”
“Self-checkout is not a new concept; however, within our industry it is considered very cutting edge and we are thrilled to be leading the charge here at the local level,” said Stewart Spinks, founder and chairman of the board.
Spinx is currently piloting the program at store #112 on Pendleton Street in Greenville. Four additional stores are planning to offer this service as part of the pilot program by end of the fall.
Founded in 1972, The Spinx Co. operates 82 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. Spinx is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the Spinx Xtras Loyalty program and the Spinx mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions.