More and more, our records are going digital — and going online. Now it’s happening with sales receipts. Major retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom,Gap Inc., Anthropologie, Patagonia, Sears and Kmart, have begun offering electronic versions of receipts, reports The New York Times.
At an Old Navy store, the sales clerk sent a receipt to one customer by email. “It’s easier,” the consumer siad. “You can reprint it, save it, make folders in your email.”
Electronic receipts may be emailed or uploaded to password-protected Web sites. The digital records are searchable, and can come in handy during tax season. No more lost receipts for returns.
Nordstrom now provides a device that roving sales clerks can use to “check out shoppers on the spot,” says The New York Times. “The devices can print receipts via wireless Internet when a customer asks, but the goal is to provide digital receipts.”