Aldi launches contactless payment at London checkout-free store

Aldi has rolled out contactless payment at its checkout-free store in London.

The move means that customers at the Greenwich concept store will no longer have to register via the Shop&Go app on their phones.

Now, customers can tap their contactless payment card or mobile phone to enter the store.

The store, which opened in January last year, allows customers to complete their shop without scanning a product or having to go through a checkout.

Using a similar format to Amazon’s ‘Just walk out’ stores, Aldi’s store uses specially-positioned cameras to detect which products have been picked up.

When customers have finished shopping, they are charged automatically via their contactless payment card or Aldi Shop&Go account and can receive their receipt via the app or website.

Ben Shotter, Regional Managing Director at Aldi UK, said:

“It has been great to see how positively customers have responded to our Shop&Go trial, and this latest change will help to make it even quicker and easier for people to use the store," said Ben Shotter, regional managing director, Aldi UK. “We’re always looking for ways to improve our customers’ shopping experience, which is what our Shop&Go store is all about.”

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