So what can you do if all the lines are long, including the express checkout lines?
Have you considered using a self-checkout?
It can be intimidating to use it if you are not familiar with it. I also prefer to go through a line with an actual human scanning my items and interacting with me, but self- checkouts may be your only options in times like mentioned above or in late night hours. So, how can you use a self check out? The video below is a good demo made by a woman who shopped at Walmart. Take a look to learn how to use a self-checkout.
Take note that self-checkouts are not exclusive to Walmart. I have seen them in all kinds of department stores and grocery stores. For instance, in upstate New York, I have seen them in stores like Tops, Wegmans, Home Depot, Lowe's, Price Chopper and others.
If you face any problems while using a self-checkout, there is typically a customer service personel standing nearby who can help you out. Next time you go to the store, you can try it out for yourself!
Thank you for reading.