Self-scanning and self-payment stations - what is the difference?


Self-scanning is a form of self-service, where the customer registers their goods while traversing the sales area and pays for them at a self-payment station (SPS) directly before leaving the sales area.

Self-scanning is usually performed with specially designed handheld terminals, but customers may also be able to use their personal mobile phone.

Self-check out

Another related term is self-checkout (SCO) or self-service checkout. SCO denotes a form of self-service in which the customer registers their goods and pays for them at the same location directly before leaving the sales area.

By implementing and combining several self-service solutions, it is possible to create a versatile shopping environment that allows you to speed up sales processes and optimise labour costs, and where each customer group can choose the service model they like best.

Self-service hardware

Datalogic Joya

Handheld terminals

Toshiba System 7

Self-service system

Toshiba Hybrid X Kiosk

Self-service kiosk



Universal self-checkout software for various business needs. Can be used both as a kiosk and without a security scale, as well as a hybrid solution used both by customers and cashiers.

Related products:

NexuSCO Kiosk
NexuSCO Lite
NexuSCO Multiuser


Payment station for self-scanning solutions. Extended version can also be used as a self-checkout.

Related products 

NexuSPS Scan

Nexu Mobile

Mobile application that enables users to shop with their smartphone, make mobile payments, create shopping lists and standing orders, manage promotions and coupons, and, of course, use their loyalty card on their mobile phone.


Self-scanning software that allows customers to scan products with a scanning unit in the sales area, thereby making the purchasing process faster and more efficient.