Asda is piloting a 360˚ rapid scan till from Wincor Nixdorf in its York superstore.
The new till is designed to make it even faster for customers to do their weekly shop – they simply stick their shopping on the conveyor belt, watch it pass through the 360° laser scanner and then pack it all up in the bagging area.
According to Asda it can increase the speed of scanning shopping by up to 300%.
With two bagging areas, a second customer can load their products, have them scanned and check-out while the first customer bags their shopping. That means shoppers can check-out without feeling rushed, cutting queue times in half and reducing the overall shopping time, said Asda.
A trained colleague will always be working on the scanner to make sure everything’s working smoothly, it added.
Retail director, Mark Ibbotson, said: “Mums tell us one of the main things they want us to do for them is save them time. We’re always looking at ways we can improve their shopping experience – and Rapid Scan is a technological triumph in that area.
“We’re the first to bring this amazing machine to our shoppers before anyone else, so we are really excited to hear what everyone thinks of it.”