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Tomorrow's world: Introducing the UK's very first Rapid Scan Till

Check this out – it’s the UK’s very first Rapid Scan Till and it’s being piloted in our York Superstore!

Rapid Scan Till at Asda York

The Rapid Scan Till makes it faster than ever to do your weekly shop – you just stick your shopping on the conveyor belt, watch it pass through the 360° laser scanner and then pack it all up in the bagging area!

It’s so fast it can increase the speed of scanning your shopping by up to 300%.

Rapid Scan in action

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.

A trained colleague will always be working on the scanner to make sure everything’s working smoothly.

Our 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.”

We’ll be reviewing customer and colleague feedback to see if it’s something that really works for us so be sure to let us know what you think!

Posted in News & Blogs on 04 July 2013