RFID-Based Automated Supermarket Self-Billing System

  • Sekamwa Umar Busitema University
  • Semwogerere Twaibu, PhD Busitema University
  • Gilbert Gilibrays Ocen, PhD Busitema University
  • Lusiba Badru Busitema University
  • Alunyu Andrew Busitema University
  • Matovu Davis Busitema University
Keywords: Automation, Billing System, Queues, RFID, Supermarkets
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Abstract

Supermarkets are large retail stores operated on a self-service basis. They sell a range of goods from agricultural produce to electronics with tagged prices. They are coupled with numerous advantages like supporting advanced means of payment like cheques, credit cards, smart store electronic cards and mobile money, offering transportation incentives and discounts. The study aimed at coming up with an RFID-Based billing system through automation. The methods and materials used included document reviews, observational experiments, system design, implementation and testing based on current situations in the supermarket business. Findings showed that there are several weaknesses with the existing systems and the new system could ably uphold the time resource, efficiency improvement of both workers and customers, and it is secure, cost-effective, and time-saving especially from queues. The widely implemented system can improve the revenue gap and possibly rejuvenate the national or international economy to a large extent.

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Published
30 November, 2021
How to Cite
Umar, S., Twaibu, S., Ocen, G., Badru, L., Andrew, A., & Davis, M. (2021). RFID-Based Automated Supermarket Self-Billing System. East African Journal of Information Technology, 4(1), 7-15. https://doi.org/10.37284/eajit.4.1.488