heard the queue in the supermarket Will soon be a thing of the past?
Discounter giant Aldi Nord opens a high-tech branch in Utrecht (Netherlands). USP: until Or you won’t find cashiers here. Payments also runs completely in the background.
BILD explains how the new system works – and whether the new supermarket will also come to Germany.
And it works like this: Before making a purchase, customers install the so-called “Aldi Shop & Go app.” With the help of several hundred intelligent ceiling cameras and sensors mounted on the shelves, a system registers which products a customer puts in their shopping cart.
Once the purchase is done, you simply exit the store. Payment is done automatically using the credit card stored in the app.
Have nearly 10,000 Dutch Aldi employees now been threatened with dismissal? At least not for now: Branches still have employees who stock shelves, bake fresh bread and be available for customers if they have any questions.
The 38,000 German employees in 2,200 branches also need not worry at the moment. Because it is not yet clear when cashless supermarkets will come to Germany.
At selected branches, Reeway and Edeka offer a system in which customers scan their baggage on their own and then pay through the app or additional checkout.