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Jump the queue in Woollies thanks to this little known hack

Jump the queue in Woollies thanks to this little known hack

Time-poor customers will be over the moon with Woolworth’s latest queue jumping hack that allows them to pay for their items as they make their way through stores.

Woolworths have introduced a new scheme called Scan&Go, which has since been rolled out in ten stores across Sydney.

After a successful trial in Sydney’s Double Bay store, many have trialled the scheme and labelled it “exciting”.

"The customer feedback on Scan&Go has been pleasing, with repeat usage of the app high. This speaks to the growing demand for quick and easy shopping experiences in our busy lives,” a Woolworths spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia.

The scheme involves shoppers downloading the Scan&Go app from the App Store or Google Play and registering payment details into the app.

Customers then go around scanning items on their phone as they put them into their bags before tapping off at a designated kiosk. This can shave minutes off shopping times for those who are too busy to stand in line.

Woolworths Group Head of Payments and Financial Services Paul Monnington said that the scheme is aimed at customers who lead busy lives.

The 10 stores operating the scheme across Sydney are Double Bay, Mona Vale, Miller Junction, Chullora, Pitt Street, Met Centre, York Street, George Street, Manly and Strawberry Hills.

However, there are no concrete plans to roll out the scheme across the country.

"We're continuing to explore opportunities to expand Scan&Go to more stores, but have no firm plans at this time,” they said.