Aldi extends self-service checkouts to more UK stores

Aldi has added self-service checkouts to many of its existing stores in a bid to “further improve customer experience.”

This comes following positive feedback from the current unmanned checkouts that first launched in some of the discount grocer’s stores in 2019.

“Following positive feedback, we are introducing self-checkouts across the county to further improve customer experience,” an Aldi spokesperson said.

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According to reporting by BirminghamLive, the extended rollout of self-service tills has caused mixed reactions from shoppers, with one commenting in an Aldi Facebook group that the checkouts were a “win win”.

While others agree that the system is “great” and a “game changer,” another said: “I get too flustered and just make mistakes, tech is not my thing.”

However, the Aldi spokesperson added: “Checkouts manned by our amazing colleagues will still be available for customers who prefer to use these.”

Last year, Aldi joined the likes of Amazon Fresh and Tesco GetGo having launched its first checkout-free store in Greenwich.

The format allows customers to enter and scan items using a smartphone app as they shop and when leaving the store, shoppers will be automatically charged and sent an email receipt. 



4 Comments. Leave new

  • Neil hinkley
    May 30, 2023 6:48 pm

    It’s all a con. Trying to sell to use that it’s convenient. It may be for shoppers how have a little shop to do and that’s there choice. However if you look at the growth it’s now just a large % of what’s available when you check out. It reduces your labour cost at the detriment to an ageing population that will vote with its feet at some point. I hate shops that reduce the old style check outs and push people through these self service. .

  • Leslie Donovan
    August 3, 2023 5:32 pm

    Bad move by Aldi. Not giving customers a choice and trying to force self service tills through will not endear them to their customers. Start listening at the top of the organisation and to your customers if you wish to keep them

  • I won’t shop at Aldi again as I won’t be forced to self check out.

  • Visited Aldi this morning & only self service checkout open…
    Asked to use a manned checkout & wasn’t catered for,so left my shopping where it was & walked.
    Be interesting to see if this policy prevails!!


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