Sainsbury’s has begun testing a new ‘Scan & Go’ smartphone app that allows customers to scan items as they shop rather than at the till.
The app syncs with your Nectar card so at the checkout you simply swipe your card and it registers all the items you have scanned. Payment is then made in the normal way.
Scan & Go is currently being trialled with a limited number of Nectar cardholders at two Local stores in London and a supermarket in Hampshire.
Luckily one of the stores involved in the Sainsbury’s pilot scheme is round the corner from the Econsultancy office in Clerkenwell, so I popped in to give it a go…