A Pekin Walmart Supercenter has become the first store in the area to implement an app allowing customers to pay for items as they shop, completely bipassing the register, according to a Thursday news release.

Scan & Go app allows customers to scan items as they shop and pay on their phone, according to the release. To use the app at the Pekin Walmart at 3320 Veterans Drive, download it from an app store onto a smartphone. Customers without smartphones or who don’t want to download it onto their smartphone can use a scanning device in the store that works the same way as the app would on a phone. Next, scan an item’s barcode and move the item into the app’s shopping cart. Barcodeless items can be looked up in the app with the Find an Item feature. As someone shops, the app will keep a running total of everything in the app’s cart. Checkout and pay on the app when finished shopping. Finally, show the receipt to a Walmart associate before leaving.

“Scan & Go is a faster, easier way of shopping because it allows customers to skip the register,” Pekin Store Manager Michelle Stamper said in the release. “We know speed and convenience are important to our customers, whether they’re shopping in our stores or online — so we’re always looking for new ways to make it easier for them to shop and check out how they prefer.”

According to the release, Illinois Walmart Supercenters in Jacksonville and Wood River have also implemented the app.