Supermarket: Aldi and Lidl are planning major changes to the checkout

  At Aldi and Lidl, the goods in the shopping cart will be recorded differently in the future. At Aldi and Lidl, the goods in the shopping cart will be recorded differently in the future. Bild: www.imago-images.de / Sascha Steinach

at period and Lidl there is a big change coming. It should simplify the shopping experience and save resources. All with the help of the customers' smartphones. Also dm relies on innovation.

Automatic payment options such as self-service checkouts have become popular Germany already established in many places. They are available in furniture stores, supermarkets, drugstores or hardware stores and save time and money.

Customers should benefit from innovation

Aldi and Lidl now also want to introduce an additional option for paying for goods on site for their customers. Apparently, more independence will soon be the motto there. The Scan&Go system should be made possible at the discounter giants, such as the ' food newspaper ' reported. This gives shoppers the opportunity to easily purchase the products they want on site with their Smartphone to scan before placing them in the shopping cart. This saves time and unnecessary work .

  Long queues could soon be a thing of the past with the new system. Long queues could soon be a thing of the past with the new system. Image: imago/Uwe Meinhold

Because: Arriving at the checkout, the purchase has already been recorded with Scan&Go. This is made possible by special apps from the respective discounter. This eliminates the tedious task of scanning the goods from the checkout line, and queues become shorter.

A conspicuous job posting provided references to the introduction of the system

According to the report, the 'Lebensmittel Zeitung' became aware of the expected innovation through a job advertisement. Aldi Süd is currently looking for a requirements analyst who plans and supports 'the introduction of the Scan&Go app in over 7,000 branches worldwide'.



However, this change in the discounters is not yet official. At the request of the newspaper, Aldi held back and confirmed the introduction of the App Not. The answer only said that Aldi Süd was observing the market and depending on it, checking how great the potential of the app scan system was. In the Switzerland Are we already further along: Customers have had the opportunity to use Scan&Go there for a year now.

Branch search reveals: Lidl will also soon be using 'Shop&Go'

According to the report, Lidl could soon jump on the train. The reference to this is hidden on several of the dealer's websites. In the branch search, it has recently been possible to enter 'Shop&Go' as a criterion when searching for a branch. So far without result. It is obvious that Lidl is working on the new system at the test and development level.

  Scanning each product individually at the checkout takes time. Scanning each product individually at the checkout takes time. Image: IMAGO/Geisser / imago images

However, Lidl also remained cryptic when answering the request. The press office did not provide any concrete answers, but spoke of 'innovative checkout options'.

Despite failure: Innovation is also pending at dm

The drugstore chain dm is completely different: it is planning the development of Scan&Go, as a spokesman confirmed to the newspaper. An external system had already been tested there, but this was not very well received by customers. Because the people According to IT boss Roman Melcher, dm is still sticking to the idea of ​​'doing everything with the mobile phone'.

  The smartphone plays a big role in most people's lives, including when it comes to shopping. The smartphone plays a big role in most people's lives, including when it comes to shopping. Image: www.imago-images.de

at Kaufland, rewe and Netto, self-scanning is already established in many branches: In Germany, it should be possible at over 50 Kaufland and Netto locations. Customers can also shop via app in 172 Penny branches and 167 Rewe branches. Ascending trend.

Source: watson.de