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7-Eleven takes touchless to next level with hologram self-checkouts

New air-screen registers to start trial run in Tokyo

The registers will accept only cashless payment methods, including credit cards, e-money cards and QR codes. (Photo courtesy of 7-Eleven Japan)

TOKYO -- 7-Eleven Japan will take contactless shopping one step further with self-checkout registers that feature holographic touch screens.

A pilot program for the technology will start next month at six stores in Tokyo, Japan's top convenience store chain said Friday.

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