Shoppers At Woolworths Annerley Impressed With Store’s New Self-service Feature


Have you tried using the Scan&Go scales at Woolworths Annerley? This new self-service feature has got some shoppers raving, as it allows them to skip the queues and spend less time shopping for groceries.

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Scotty McDonald, a shopper from Woolies Annerley, uploaded a video on TikTok, showing how the scale works. He placed a sweet potato on it, selected the loose item on the screen, and scanned the barcode using the Woolworths app.

“The pay and go scale at Woolies Annerley can work out what fruit or veg you put on it,” he wrote. The video has received over 60,000 views since he first uploaded it in September 2021.

“I was so impressed when I first saw it. Now I always use Scan&Go because it saves so much time doing groceries,” said one of the commenters on McDonald’s video.

Woolies Annerley is one of the 36 stores nationwide that has this Scan&Go system. The giant retail company has expanded this new technology after receiving positive feedback from its first trial in Double Bay in 2018. This buy-and-walk-out feature is the first of its kind in Australia. 


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♬ original sound – Scotty McDonald

How Scan&Go Works

Photo credit: Woolworths

The AI-enabled scales can automatically detect the type of fruit or vegetable weighed. It’s reserved for Scan&Go checkouts, which allow customers to use their smartphones to scan and pay for items.

Please note that this feature is only available for Everyday Rewards members, who need to upload an accepted credit or debit card within the app.