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Tesco Tests Scan-Free Technology At GetGo Store In The UK

By Dayeeta Das
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Tesco Tests Scan-Free Technology At GetGo Store In The UK

UK retailer Tesco is testing a new scan-free technology on self-service tills at the GetGo store in Fulham Reach.

The scan-free technology will ensure that shoppers are not required to scan their items at the checkout on self-service tills, the retailer added.

They will be presented with a list of products they picked up and can pay for the items using the usual payment methods.

Moreover, there will be no need to download or use the Tesco Grocery App to avail of the scan-free checkout facility.

Sarah Quiggin, head of store customer experience at Tesco said, “We are constantly searching for the perfect formula to make the shopping trip as seamless and convenient as possible.

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“This trial of scan-free checkouts will add another option for customers in Fulham Reach to save time on scanning items and will reduce queuing in store.”

GetGo Stores

Tesco operated three other GetGo stores in High Holborn, London; Chiswell Street, London and Aston University in Birmingham.

These outlets offer a mobile GetGo option, where customers pick items, scan the app and walk out, as well as traditional self-service or attended tills.

Customers who currently use the checkout-free option at the GetGo stores receive a receipt for their purchases within a few minutes after leaving the store.

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Shoppers have the option to pay with cash at an attended till in each outlet.

“We will be watching closely to see how customers react to this potential new option of having a list of their shopping presented to them automatically,” Quiggin added.

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