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Woolies brings cashierless shopping to Western Australia

Woolworth’s Scan&Go technology has made the jump to Western Australia, bringing shoppers at its new Inglewood store the ability to scan products on their smartphone while shopping, pay in the Woolies app and skip the checkout.

The Scan&Go concept has been part of the Woolies ecosystem since late 2018 when it was first trialed in Double Bay, Sydney, and has slowly grown to around 25 stores across its network.

“We’re thrilled to bring the ease and convenience of our Scan&Go technology to Western Australia with the opening of our newest store,” the grocery giant said in a post on Linkedin.

“We’ve invested $25.5 million into the new neighbourhood centre, offering Inglewood locals new convenient shopping options and a great fresh food experience.”

The store also offers the business’ Direct to Boot service, where team members will deliver online shopping directly to a customer’s boot – alleviating the need to leave their vehicle when in a rush to get home.

The Scan&Go model was created in an effort to speed up shopping times in Woolworths’ CBD Metro stores, where customers regularly wanted to get in, grab a few items and get out without lining up. And following positive feedback has been rolling the technology out beyond its Metro stores since 2019.

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