Aldi in Greenwich have relaxed their “Shop and Go” concept branch in Greenwich which required app use.
Shoppers can now use their credit or debit card to tap in when entering the shop, collect items and leave without using a till.
The store opened in a former Poundstretcher near Greenwich station. Previous visits had been a bit of hassle getting the app to work or scan. Half the time I’d leave as heading to the station and little time to mess about.
Anecdotal I know and I’m hardly in there every day, but on those visits it wasn’t uncommon to see others walk in and then leave without entering the shop.
Allowing any card to now be tapped will make it an easier experience for many.
The store on Greenwich High Road was the first in London from Aldi and followed other supermarkets trialling shops which required scanning to enter then leaving without the use of tills.
Amazon opened physical stores using the concept and Tesco, among others, have followed with the “GetGo” concept.