The next time you head to your nearest Tesco for groceries, make your shopping experience a more convenient one with the hypermarket’s Scan&Shop app – now officially launched nationwide. The app essentially lets you scan the products to add them to your bill, keep track of how much you’re spending, as well as perform a faster self-checkout process.
The Scan&Shop app does not require registration, and is relatively easy to use:
- Scan one of the QR codes displayed around the store to start your shopping session.
- Scan the barcodes on the items that you wish to purchase. This lets you see the price of the items, which will then be added to your virtual bill if you decide to purchase them.
- Once you’re ready to pay, tap on “Finish Shopping” to generate a barcode. Scan the barcode at the self-checkout or cashier counters, and pay.
The app will let you know if there are discounts or promotions for the items that you wish to purchase. Additionally, you can easily remove items from your in-app shopping list if you change your mind about purchasing certain items.
According to the customer director of Tesco Malaysia, Vivian Yap, the app was created to help Tesco customers save time.
“By allowing customers to scan items and pay through their payment of choice using the Scan&Shop app, we are hoping that we can lessen the queue time and congestion at stores, especially during peak hours,” said Yap.
Yap also added that the app benefits those who are budget conscious: “One of our major objectives at Tesco is to help customers manage their cost of living. Scan&Shop takes this to the next level as it allows customers to view and determine the total value of their basket simply through the app, even before making their purchases.”
The Scan&Shop app was first rolled out in September last year at Tesco Kepong and Tesco Ampang. Since then, Tesco Malaysia has gone on to equip 59 out of the 60 stores nationwide with the infrastructure needed to support the app. The final store, Tesco Extra Selayang, is expected to be equipped as well by June 2020. All future Tesco stores will also be built to support the use of the app at launch.
(Source: The Star)