Global EPOS and Self-Checkout 2019

Global EPOS and Self-Checkout 2019 sets the standard for market intelligence on electronic point-of-sale (EPOS) and self-checkout (SCO) technology. It provides market sizes, vendor shares, forecasts and in-depth analysis for every one of 53 countries worldwide, and is used by all leading industry suppliers to provide competitor benchmarking and assist with business planning and forecasting.

RBR’s Global EPOS and Self-Checkout is the only resource which provides reliable forecasts and competitive analysis in each country market.

The study uses a mix of primary and secondary research and an extensive in-house database of historical information to produce a product of unmatched quality. Primary research includes a detailed vendor survey backed up by telephone and face-to-face interviews with key industry players.

Increasing competition from online players is prompting traditional retailers to re-imagine their store networks in every aspect, from size and scale to design and layout. The use of technology in stores has never been more important, enabling retailers to offer customers a range of checkout options which suits their preferences.

The latest research shows that in 2018, 2.2 million EPOS terminals and 81,000 SCO units were shipped worldwide. The study forecasts how EPOS markets will evolve as the retail sector develops and disruptive technologies emerge. The SCO market is expanding, with retailers deploying such solutions in new territories year-on-year. It is also diversifying, with cashless and compact formats, as well as mobile self-scanning, complementing ‘traditional’ self-checkout, where the consumer scans, bags and pays unassisted. The study will help clients identify future growth opportunities in terms of geographies and solution formats.

key info and pricing

Published: June 2019
Products: Programmable EPOS and Self-Checkout (SCO) hardware
Measures: Units (shipments / installed base) and value (expenditure on hardware / maintenance)
Format: Report in PowerPoint and Database in Excel
Pricing: £50,000 for full study; sections from £7,500


Geographic coverage: Global coverage with data for 53 country markets across 6 regions
Vendors: Country-level shipment figures (including data per segment) and installed base, for 35+ vendors
Time period: Historical (4 years) and forecasts (6 years)
Segments: Data provided for Grocery+, General Merchandise and Hospitality+


geographic coverage

Asia Pacific
Australia • China • India • Indonesia • Japan • Malaysia • New Zealand • Philippines • South Korea • Taiwan • Thailand • Vietnam • Others

North America
Canada • USA

Latin America
Argentina • Brazil • Chile • Colombia • Mexico • Peru • Others (incl. Caribbean)

Western Europe
Austria • Belgium • Denmark • Finland • France • Germany • Greece • Ireland • Italy • Netherlands • Norway • Portugal • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Turkey • UK • Others

Central and Eastern Europe
• Czechia • Hungary • Poland • Russia • Slovakia• Ukraine • Others

Middle East and Africa
• Israel • Morocco • Saudi Arabia • South Africa • UAE • Others