10 Aug '11, 5am

Say goodbye to paper receipts

NEW YORK - At an Old Navy store the other day, Ms Fabienne Michel made a routine purchase of khaki shorts. But she left the store without something equally routine: Her receipt. The sales clerk had sent it via e-mail. "It's easier," said Ms Michel, a 30-year-old nurse. "You can reprint it, save it, make folders in your e-mail." Major retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom, Gap (which owns Old Navy and Banana Republic) Anthropologie, Patagonia, Sears and Kmart have begun offering electronic versions of receipts, either e-mailed or uploaded to password-protected websites. And more customers, the retailers report, are opting for paperless. "As consumers, we're changing the way we shop," said Ms Jennifer Miles, who oversees retail systems at VeriFone, which makes checkout technology. "Customers are starting to want electronic receipts." Retailers first considered e...

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