Now it’s official: Aldi Suisse has started a self-scanning. In the future, customers should be able to shop more efficiently at discount, the company wrote in a press release. There he goes on to say: Aldi is the first Aldi-Süd-Land to test the “Scan & Go” payment method at 17 pilot branches in northwestern Switzerland.
Aldi Switzerland President Jérôme Meyer will present the pilot project next week on Thursday at the discount branch in Duggingen BL. There is not much information available yet. Scan & Go allows customers to scan their purchases directly on the shelf on their smartphone and pay without waiting in line at checkout, they say.
Aldi Boss in the video
The entire check-out process, including payment for the purchase, can be completed directly in the app. “No more waiting in line, check the article and go,” Meyer says in a video accompanying the invitation to a media event.
The payment options, which include not only credit cards for Swiss customers but also Postfinance, mobile payment app Twint, Apple Pay and Google Pay, are also interesting. “Supermarket Blog” A few days ago. As a technical partner for the test, Snabble is on board, which is already cooperating in Germany with Tegut, Ikea and Globus.
Aldi is responding to the Lidl attack, which began with tests in 2019. Since last year, the Aldi competitor has been using self-propelled tools across Switzerland. Opponent competitor Denner has yet to enter the self-scanning cycle, and the focus is on quick checkout.
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