Henderson Technology has introduced Ubamarket’s mobile retail technology, “Scan, Pay, Go!” to three SPAR and EUROSPAR stores in Northern Ireland, in order to improve the convenience shopping experience for their customers.

Ubamarket’s Scan, Pay, Go! app allows customers to build shopping lists ahead of planned store visits to see what is in stock, be guided around the store and scan products as they shop.

Other benefits of the end-to-end mobile shopping app include allergen and dietary alerts for every product, and sustainability information regarding the recyclability of any plastic packaging associated with each product. The technology on offer also allows for staff to be deployed elsewhere in the store, and colleagues can help replenish items and safely help customers.

Darren Nickels, Retail Operations Director of Henderson Technology, comments on the decision to implement Ubamarket in selected SPAR and EUROSPAR stores: “Mulkern’s EUROSPAR Forkhill Road, Newry, SPAR Sunnyside Street, Belfast and EUROSPAR Ramoan Road, Ballycastle are the first three stores to use this app with our award winning EDGEPoS point of sale system.

“There has never been more of a need for innovative new technology to lessen the time spent in store by the shopper, and Henderson Technology continues to be at the forefront of retail technology innovation.

“This latest development gives our retailers another vital way of serving shoppers and making sure their store operations are as efficient and effective as they possibly can be in these challenging times.”

Will Broome, CEO of Ubamarket, discusses the need for retail technology: “We are extremely proud to announce our partnership with Henderson Technology and absolutely delighted to bring a complete and fully functioning solution to their customers that will change supermarket shopping for all.

“Convenience stores and supermarkets are currently desperate for retail tech innovation that improves the in-store shopping experience. Ubamarket and Henderson Technology can now provide shoppers with a fully revitalised and hyper-convenient experience, enabling them to visit their stores and shop more safely and efficiently. This marks a significant shift in the landscape of retail technology and in shopping on a wider scale.

“We are thrilled to have partnered with Henderson Technology to spearhead our market-leading new SPAR – Scan, Pay, Go! app.  Henderson Technology are world-renowned for their fast-paced innovation and their willingness to push boundaries, embrace change and pioneer the future of retail. With a large number of excellently managed, high-end stores across Northern Ireland, SPAR and Henderson Technology really are the perfect launch partner and we look forward to incorporating a number of trailblazing new features (such as AI personalisation) over the coming weeks as we introduce the app to more and more stores across the group.”

Consumers can download the app from the Google Play and Apple App Stores.